Phantom to the Opera

MR week in review: 8 April 2018

Phantom to the Opera

Short of a private jet, crossing a continent in a brand-new Rolls-Royce Phantom seems like the most relaxing way of heading to Austria to watch the opera. However, throwing in the challenge of less than 24 hours to cover the distance, the potential for traffic chaos, and the need to capture videos and photos makes things slightly more stressful.

Fortunately Tim, Andrew, and Bradley were well prepared, but the £450,000 Phantom was the real star of show, taking everything in its stride. We’ve a full story of how the epic journey played out, and also a chance to experience the entire 920 miles in just 5 minutes with our video

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