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Stick Shift: Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

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Although Rolls Royce has yet to contact me, or any CarEnvy.ca writer, to offer us a ride in the Phantom DHC, or any Phantom model, I don’t feel that it’s fair to deprive our readers of a review of said boat with wheels car. No other car on the road instills the sense of occasion, or has the presence of, a Rolls Royce. The Phantom is at once intimidating and inviting, and it costs as much as most people make in a decade. It’s everything a playboy could want from a car, including the optional brushed aluminum hood and the genuine teak rear deck. It’s what dreams are made of for this boy from Canada. 

As such, I’ve decided to share with you a review of the DHC by my Vanity Fair buddy, Brett Berk. What does a Jewish metropolitan gay think of the ‘vert Roller? Follow the link to find out. 

[Vanity Fair: Stick Shift]

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CarEnvy COTY Awards 2008

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It’s December – actually the first December for CarEnvy, and that gives us a unique opportunity: we can be more detached and objective than any other site or magazine because we haven’t driven any of the contenders here. While you might think it odd that we’re giving awards to cars we haven’t driven, you probably haven’t driven them either, and following the industry is beyond an obsession for us so we do have a good idea of what’s good, what’s bad, and what we want. We here at CarEnvy don’t have the luxury of manufacturer invites to press days, but that hasn’t stopped us yet. When the day comes for us to attend such press events, we’ll give you the perspective of the youngest, most Canadian, and most honest individuals around. Until we’re in the shoes of Jeremy, James, and Richard, you’re going to have to make do with our opinions as armchair analysts. Besides, you don’t have to drive a car to want it more than anything.

CarEnvy is about just that, lusting after gorgeous sheetmetal and intoxicating engine sounds. So we’ve decided to find you the most desirable and important cars to hit the streets in 2008 – the Cars Of The Year (COTY). This is not from the perspective of which car is the best to drive or which one handles the best, because we have little first-hand experience. This is a list of winners (and contenders) from eight separate categories based on which one we want the most. Beers were consumed and hours were spent discussing which car would make us the envy of our neighbours and which would have us nursing a semi just by sitting in the drivers seat.

The criteria are simple. The winning car in each category must

  1. Be desirable
  2. Be very desirable
  3. Be more desirable than its competitors without regard for practicality or price (unless needed to break a tie)
  4. Be sold in Canada in 2008 (but not if #1 and #2 are overwhelming)
  5. Be cars. We aren’t called TruckEnvy or SUVEnvy.

Madames et Monsieurs, put your hands together for the inaugural CarEnvy COTY Awards.

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