RREC Central Southern Section

13 February 2003
Rolls-Royce Phantom   Rolls-Royce Phantom
Photos: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd  
Everything is running according to plan for the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom. Production at the Goodwood manufacturing plant in England is ramping up from one to three Phantoms per day. The dealer network is in place and a new 'theatre' configuration is set to debut at the Geneva motor show on 4 March 2003.

Having met all its quality targets, the manufacturing plant can now increase its rate of production to three cars a day. The plant, which is fully operational, produced the first customer car for delivery on 1 January 2003. The Phantoms currently being built are launch motor cars to support dealer activities around the world. The next batch of customer cars will be delivered in April.

A global network of specialist dealers has been appointed, each on merit of their ability to meet the very exacting standards of a Rolls-Royce customer. A total of 70 dealers are expected to be in place by the end of this year.

The new theatre package is based around two separate power operated rear seats and a dedicated DVD based entertainment system. Adjustable monitors are housed in the backrests of the front seats and concealed when not in use.