The Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse B12 is a creation of Biemme Special Cars, an Italian carmaker that specializes in making hearses. Its current products are mostly E-Class-based models, but its craziest project to date was likely its CLS-based car. That is, until now.
Biemme’s B12 hearse is based on a Series I Rolls-Royce Phantom, but is a whopping 23 feet long, a full three feet longer than even the Phantom Extended Wheelbase. The car retains all four doors and appears to keep all of the Phantom’s original seating. Below the windows and in front of the A-pillars, the hearse is nearly identical to the donor car–that is, until you look at the giant greenhouse grafted behind the C-pillar. The roof has also been raised to accommodate the car’s, ahem, different passengers, and some serious engineering has gone into stretching the car so far.
Other than that, the B12 hearse is quite close to the Rolls-Royce Phantom: the car is powered by R-R’s 6.75 liter V-12 engine, sits atop a full air suspension, and is made exclusively of aluminum. Like the Phantom, the B12 is also quite expensive: a typical Phantom might cost $385,000 and up, but this one will cost at least 500,000 Euros, equal to $662,000.
VIA: Motor Trend