This Rolls-Royce Phantom is impervious to most gunfire, and it's more than a meter longer than when it started life.
If you've got some precious - and we mean precious - human cargo to protect, there are few vehicles out there that hold a candle to this: a stretched, bulletproof Rolls-Royce Phantom. The work of German tuning outfit Klassen, this Rolls-Royce boasts 105 cm of extra length between the axles, lending it copious interior volume, and it's available with stretched rear doors, a raised roof for extra headroom, and even an armored-glass panoramic moonroof.
This custom Rolls-Royce Phantom has a Level-9 (B7) ballistic protection rating, meaning it will protect occupants against just about any gunfire they're likely to encounter - assuming the occupants are the sort that routinely attract gunfire - as well as small explosions.
That's all fine and well, but what about the opulence factor? On that front, the interior of this Klassen-built Rolls-Royce Phantom features luxury partition walls, a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, ambient LED lighting, and a built-in iMac multimedia center with WiFi and DVD playback. It also started life as a posh production Rolls-Royce model, so we're sure the materials and finish are top-notch.
Klassen recites the same 563 horsepower as Rolls-Royce claims for the factory Phantom, so it seems that the twin-turbocharged V12 has been left untouched. Granted, it's the torque curve that matters most, and that factory V12 must have a good one; the 2019 Rolls-Royce Phantom can make the jump to 60 mph in around 5 seconds, despite weighing the better part of three tons.
Ready to buy? You'd better sort out your finances, first; this bulletproof Klassen-built Rolls-Royce Phantom starts at €3 million - about $3.3 million USD at the current exchange rate. You'll also want to find some way to pass the time, as Klassen says orders require approximately six months to fill.
This impressive Phantom isn't the first decked-out, armored Rolls-Royce offering from Klassen; last year, we reported on a similarly customized version of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan utility vehicle from the same German outfit, which was a relative bargain at "just" $2 million or so.