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HRH THE DUKE OF YORK TO VISIT ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS
8 February 2006 - Goodwood
His Royal Highness The Duke of York will visit Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood, Chichester, on 21 February 2006.

During the visit His Royal Highness in his capacity of Special Representative for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will see the Rolls-Royce Phantom being hand-built and meet members of the workforce.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, which is part of the BMW Group, invested 65 million in its new manufacturing plant and head office, which opened in January 2003 with the launch of the Phantom. In the process 550 new jobs were created. Since then the plant has won numerous architectural awards and the Rolls-Royce Phantom has rapidly become the best selling super-luxury car in the world. Around 90 per cent of the Phantoms built at Goodwood are exported around the globe.

The Phantom with Extended Wheelbase, which was launched in December 2005, is the second model to be built at Goodwood and will be joined by a third model - a new convertible - in 2007.