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Rolls-Royce package brings more privacy to VIPs

The Rolls Royce Privacy Suite, with the front window made opaque
The Rolls Royce Privacy Suite, with the front window made opaque
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If documents or other high-falutin' whatnots need to be passed back to the passengers, this can be done via an illuminated "large aperture" between the two cabins
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If documents or other high-falutin' whatnots need to be passed back to the passengers, this can be done via an illuminated "large aperture" between the two cabins
The Rolls Royce Privacy Suite, with the front window made opaque
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The Rolls Royce Privacy Suite, with the front window made opaque
The Rolls Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom
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The Rolls Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom
If passengers wish to contact the driver, they can do so using an intercom
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If passengers wish to contact the driver, they can do so using an intercom
The package  includes a custom entertainment system incorporating two high definition 12-inch monitors linked to connected software
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The package  includes a custom entertainment system incorporating two high definition 12-inch monitors linked to connected software

If you get around town in the back of a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom, then it's possible that you're an important person who doesn't want to be gawked at. With that in mind, Rolls has recently introduced the Privacy Suite package for the long Phantom.

For starters, the setup features an electrochromic window between the car's front (driver) and rear (passenger) cabins. Passengers can leave it transparent, as long as they want to see the view out the windshield. At the touch of a button, however, they can cause the window (not the windshield!) to instantly become opaque.

If documents or other high-falutin' whatnots need to be passed back to the passengers, this can be done via an illuminated "large aperture" between the two cabins, which can only be opened from the back.

If documents or other high-falutin' whatnots need to be passed back to the passengers, this can be done via an illuminated "large aperture" between the two cabins
If documents or other high-falutin' whatnots need to be passed back to the passengers, this can be done via an illuminated "large aperture" between the two cabins

Additionally, a soundproofing system keeps passengers' rear-cabin conversations from being heard in the front. If they wish to contact the driver (or be contacted by the driver), however, they can still do so using an intercom.

Not that it's necessarily privacy-related, but the package also includes a custom entertainment system incorporating two high-definition 12-inch monitors linked to connected software, along with an HDMI port for syncing personal electronic devices.

And finally, there are good old-fashioned curtains that can be drawn across the side and rear windows.

The Privacy Suite package was announced on Aug. 31st at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show.

Source: Rolls Royce

4 comments
paul314
So does the driver have a rear cam instead of a mirror, or do they just rely on the side mirrors?
Trylon
@paul314 Limousines have had divider partitions for many decades. Their drivers do rely on the side view mirrors, just like semis, armored trucks and vans that don't have rear windows.
christopher
Should be a one-way-mirror instead: just because they don't want to be seen, doesn't mean they're going to be happy not being able to see where they're going... heck... sounds like an ideal way to kidnap the elite...
guzmanchinky
Is it just me or would you rather be in a luxury Sprinter van, maybe with a bed, fridge and bathroom on board in case you are stuck in traffic, need to wee and that Rolls is not looking so luxurious anymore?