Rolls Royce's new Phantom Coupe featuring more athletic performance and a "starlight" headliner, is now available to buyers in the Middle East market.

The latest jewel of Rolls-Royce’s lineup, the Phantom Coupe, has made its official Middle Eastern debut, with an event in Abu Dhabi kicking off the first deliveries to customers in the region. The new two-door hardtop features the same unmistakable styling as the convertible version, and includes an available fiber-optic headliner that simulates a starry sky.

The familiar, upright styling of the Phantom has been subtly trimmed for the two-door version, for just a hint of athleticism. The Phantom Coupe’s distinctive rear-hinged “coach” doors open onto a five-passenger cabin that’s outfitted to Rolls-Royce’s exacting standard. The Phantom Coupe is also the first Rolls-Royce to offer a measure of driving excitement; the 453-bhp 6.75 liter V12 engine that motivates this big car is matched to a lightweight aluminum chassis. Extended fuel capacity and a relatively efficient direct-injection powerplant give the Phantom Coupe an impressive driving range. Rolls-Royce says the car is the most driver-oriented vehicle in its four-car lineup.

The unique starlight headliner, an optional item, uses over 1600 fiber-optic lights to create the outdoor effect. The Phantom Coupe also shares the split tailgate/trunk that Rolls-Royce calls a “picnic boot” and available brushed-aluminum hood trim with the Drophead Coupe.

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