Model: Lucia Tovar
With a sticker price of $333,000, the Rolls Royce Phantom creates stardom almost instantly. Its hard lines, huge body and grand interior make driving to a gala event or even McDonalds something to dream of, especially if you’ve got Lucia Tovar in the back seat.
And while the Rolls Royce Phantom has often times been classified with the Maybach, the only things that they really share are the trick amenities and $300,000+ price tag. Other than that, the Phantom is a vehicle to drive while the Maybach is something to be driven in. Trust us, you’ll understand when you see someone driving the Maybach. The Maybach is a car that’ll have curious spectators wondering who you’re picking up while the Phantom will have them wondering what you do.
Can you imagine paying six figures for a car that’ll have them wondering who you’re picking up? Wow, what an insult. But the owner of this Phantom doesn’t have to worry about any such scenario. This particular vehicle is owned by Diko, the president of WTW Corporation, and is just one of roughly 10 vehicles in his private fleet. The vehicle remains pretty much stock with the exception of darker tint up front and aftermarket wheels, but what else would you really need other than the bare necessities?
As the owner of WTW, Diko is fully aware of the whip appeal necessary to trick out almost any ride. You see, WTW is the parent company which designs and manufactures wheel brands such as Giovanna, GFG, Gianelle and G-Racing wheels. Their wheels have kept folks flustered and appeared in a slew of music videos, as well as celebrity-owned rides, so when it came to representing his company he spared no expense by rocking two different sets of wheels.
With that said, and so many styles to choose from his own lineup, Diko decided to run with two different styles to provide two different looks–one more classy, and the other much more ominous. On the passenger side you’ll find a set of blacked-out GFG Trento 7 (MSRP $2,795 each) wheels with black centers while the driver’s side flaunts Giovanna Gello (MSRP $2,245 each) wheels with optional black spoke caps. The wheels are all 10 inches wide and wrapped with 315/30-ZR24 rubbers all around. Out back, the wheels sport an aggressive 4-inch lip while the front house a more modest 3-inch lip.
Aside from the firm lines and trick features, this vehicle is the ultimate expression of excess. It rings in at just under half a million dollars and comes equipped with every amenity that you’d ever need. From the thick, plush and very luxurious lambs wool carpeting to the rear suicide doors (which close automatically), the world is literally yours if you can afford it. Another very trick feature of the “stock” vehicle includes a 24-Hour Concierge Service that literally puts the world at your fingertips. Push the SOS button in the roof and your wish will be their command. Running late? Push the button and you can have someone pick up your dry cleaning. Feeling hungry? Again, all you have to do is push the button and they’ll either book a reservation for you at a local hotspot or pick up some groceries for you and meet you at home! (And everybody thought Onstar was cool.)
VEHICLE: 2004 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM
DRIVER’S SIDE:24×10 GFG Trento 7 with 3-inch front lip and 4-inch rear lip and blacked-out faces
PASSENGER SIDE: 24×10 Giovanna Gello with optional black poke caps
TIRES: Pirelli 315/30-ZR24
* WTW Corporation manufactures
* Giovanna Wheels
* GFG Forged Modular Wheels
* Gianelle Designs
* G Racing
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET INTO A PHANTOM?
(AND NO! HER NAME AINT PHANTOM)
With an MSRP of $320,000, buying the Rolls Royce Phantom is no easy task. With a $100,000 down payment (based on a five-percent interest rate and 8.25-percent sales tax) the vehicle will cost you $7,385 a month for 36 months or $5,674 a month for 48 months.