Well, we all know the sheikhs in Dubai have lots of cash. And that would be like the understatement of the century. But it is not the guys at Dubai who have the real cash. Lets face it, the money is in oil, and the oil is in Abu Dhabi. So companies like Rolls Royce that cater to the ultra rich do not waste their breathe on the rich guys at Dubai, but the filthy rich sheikhs of Abu Dhabi.
Rolls Royce has brought out two new special edition Phantoms designed especially for the AD in UAE. Both the designs have been inspired by the country’s rich culture and landscape. The first design, the Phantom Drophead Coupe has been christened Shaheen, which is the local name for a peregrine falcon used for hunting. This car has a marquise-white exterior plus Tudor red lines and matching red and seashell leather interiors, and lovely brass falcon inlays and comfortable embroidered head-rests.
The Phantom sedan on the other hand has been named Baynunah after Abu Dhabi’s sand dune covered western region. Its finishing is in shades of brown and tan that go with the name and features beautiful hand-crafted inlay and marquetry, and a solid gold Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood. Too much?