New Rolls Royce Phantom Introduced In a Series of Short Films; Kate Winslet Gives Voice to ‘The Spirit of Ecstasy' [VIDEO]

Dec 13, 2016 09:24 PM EST | Leonora Puno

The New Rolls-Royce Phantom, the latest creation of a motor car company of the same name, will be introduced in a series of short video films. The first in the series is entitled "The Spirit of Ecstasy," and will be voiced by award-winning actress Kate Winslet. The short film will be made in 3D, allowing it to enhance the audience's experience of the story behind all cars made by the company, from 1911 to the present, and culminating with the reveal of the New Rolls-Royce Phantom in 2018.

To occupy its honored place atop the bonnet of the New Rolls-Royce Phantom is the winged mascot that has occupied the same place on all cars produced by the company. This winged mascot has a history as old as the car company itself. In 1911, British artist Charles Sykes was commissioned by his patron, the second Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, to design a mascot for his car "The Silver Ghost." Sykes patterned the mascot after his sculpture "The Whisper," which was modeled by his mistress, Eleanor Thornton, according to Forbes.

Since then, this winged mascot dubbed "The Spirit of Ecstasy" served as a symbol for the guiding principle of the company to give the best of everything in its creations, according to the company's CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos. The choice of Kate Winslet giving voice to the winged mascot that will grace the bonnet of the New Rolls-Royce Phantom was apt as she is just as iconic as the car.

The first film for the introduction of the New Rolls-Royce Phantom opens in Belle Epoque, London, in 1904, with the first makers of the car who put in their best efforts to make the great even greater for their affluent customers. Through this, their creations came to be known as the best cars in the world, according to Yahoo Finance.

Car enthusiasts look forward to the scheduled unveiling of the New Rolls-Royce Phantom, a car that can compete with the modern supercars without losing its history.

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