A Rolls Royce Phantom decked out in matte black? Okay, we'll have a look but we can't promise we will like it.

After all, ultra-luxury vehicles like a Rolls, with its own distinct styling and baroque design, are not something you can easily take home and re-model yourself.

Some speculation is in order here on this Rolls. Judging by this video, the setting is Southern California and one has to wonder who this car belongs to. A movie star? No, this car screams music industry outlandishness. Probably a hip-hop artist. By the way, is this thing bulletproof?

There is something about a matte black job that gives a vehicle that certain testing-phase, pre-production, camouflaged look. As if the car isn't really finished.

On the inside, the black and metal industrial-design theme seems to work much better. But a charcoaled matte black finish on the outside makes the car look, well, not quite done. Where is the opulence and sheen of the Rolls of yore? Your thoughts?


Gallery: Matte Black Rolls-Royce Phantom Menace

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