As the world’s leading luxury brand on the road, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is best placed to understand and harness the many different possibilities of luxury for its influential clients. Throughout history, power brokers and history makers have negotiated some of the most historical agreements in confidence thanks to the “luxury of privacy” afforded to them by the rear compartment of a Rolls-Royce.
In this spirit, Rolls-Royce announced at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show the introduction of the Privacy Suite for the new Extended Wheelbase Phantom – an innovation that provides unrivalled levels of privacy and luxury. Expressing a deep understanding of this requirement, the marque has created the Privacy Suite, balancing functionality and luxury without compromising the space and comfort of rear passengers.
Rolls-Royce has once again demonstrated the link between luxury and technology with the integration of electrochromatic glass, allowing the front and rear cabins to be visually separated at the touch of a button. The rear occupant is offered the option to see through the glass and on to the road ahead, or to instantly transform the glass to opaque, providing a highly sophisticated and absolute level of privacy.
The Privacy Suite also represents a leap forward in sound absorption in a motor car cabin that is already hailed as the quietest in the world, delivering the highest possible levels of acoustic insulation. A frequency-specific compound inhibits the transmission of conversations in the rear cabin to the front cabin, yet a fully integrated Intercom System allows communication on demand. Controlled by the rear passenger, the Intercom System can be used to open a direct line to the driver at the press of a button whilst the driver is able to “call” the rear occupants, who can choose to answer or reject the communication.
In addition, a large aperture controlled solely by the rear passenger allows documents or other objects to be easily passed between the front and rear cabins. When open, the aperture is discreetly illuminated to ensure passengers are satisfied with the nature of the documents or objects before they receive them.
A Bespoke Rear Theatre Entertainment system has also been integrated into the Privacy Suite, which includes two high-definition 12-inch monitors linked to the Phantom EWB’s suite of fully connected software, as well as an HDMI port that allows passengers to synchronise their highly secure personal devices. This complex execution of craftsmanship and technology is deployed and controlled from the centre console and, combined with Starlight Headliner and Bespoke Clock, creates a peerless ambience for passengers.
Rear Privacy Curtains have also been added allowing full closure of the side and rear windows, as well as Rear Privacy Glass.