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HAIL TO THE KING, THE REAL KING.
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I've always been complaining about how small was the RR Phantom's rear legroom compared to the last model, RR Phantom VI.

The name Phantom in RR should really apply to a car that's not driven by its owner, but rather by his/her chauffeur. Unfortunately, the market demands a driver's RR (such as a Beverly Hills Mom who wants to exchange her Silver Seraph to a newer model) and RR was not financially strong enough to produce two models (a Phantom and a new Seraph).

Fortunately RR in 2005 releases a Phantom LWB model, which is totally what the name should be since the beginning. The added 250mm (about 9.8-in) rear legroom makes this Phantom LWB a bit closer to Maybach 62.
IMHO this Phantom LWB is worthy enough called a Phantom VII.

Look a the size or the rear legroom (now it is similar to the old Phantom VI)

Phantom LWB


Old Phantom VI


... and the "fake" Phantom



More info:
http://www.supercars.net/cars/[email protected][email protected]$Phantom%20LWBx.html

PS:
The old Phantom VI was designed with a very tall roof so that you can even wear a hat (or even a crown) comfortably on the back seat :D :D :D
too bad you can't do that in the current car
 

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Excellent!

Plus, in the old Phantom often the seats in the front for the driver would be in leather (cheaper and harder wearing) and the seats in the back would be done in a plush cloth.

Note - in the old days leather was cheaper than cloth. Now the tables have turned!
 
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