Rolls-Royce is taking privacy to a new level with the “Privacy Suite” in their Extended Wheelbase Phantom. Essentially, the new option allows the front and rear cabins to be visually separated at the touch of a button thanks to the integration of Electrochromatic Glass, which can be transformed from glass to opaque with the touch of a button.
Also new are the Rear Privacy Curtains, which allow the full closure of the side and rear windows, and the Rear Privacy Glass, which extends discretion when the curtains are open. As well as cutting all visual ties with the cockpit, the Privacy Suite also blots out sound. A frequency-specific compound stops anyone in the front of the vehicle eavesdropping on conversations, while a fully integrated intercom allows communication between driver and passengers.
There are also a fully integrated intercom allows communication between driver and passengers. Should the driver want to contact the rear passengers when the “privacy mode” is on, all he or she has to do is “call” them. Obviously, they can choose to answer or reject the communication. There’s even a little mail slot-type aperture in the center of the partition that is controlled solely by the rear passengers. So items can be transferred back and forth between the two cabins.
The Privacy Suite also benefits from a bespoke theatre system, which includes two 12-inch monitors. These can display data from the on-board infotainment system, or from a mobile device plugged in with HDMI connectivity. the Rolls Royce Phantom EWB is probably the most incredibly opulent car already on the market. With the Privacy Suite, it hits an entirely new level.