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Rolls-Royce B12 hearse ensures you go out in style

For many petrolheads, making your final journey in a rubbish old hearse will only add insult to terminal injury. Luckily, Italian hearse-builder Biemme Special Cars has concocted a premium coffin caddy codenamed B12.

When you go out, go out in style!
When you go out, go out in style!

The ultra-luxurious body bus is based on the Rolls Royce Phantom. It measures seven metres in length and comes equipped with a 6.75-litre V12 engine that develops a potentially heart-starting 453bhp.

Having all that power is far from overkill. The heavily modified Roller reportedly has over 600 new components and a staggering 200 metres of welding to move on top of the already weighty Phantom chassis.

The extended rear section can accommodate a 2.34 metre coffin – enough for most basketball players – and there are four seats plus suicide doors (we kid you not).
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Biemme Special Cars hasn't confirmed its price, but the company did say the B12 will cost considerably more than €500,000, so expect it to be around the half a million pound mark. If you have the cash to spare and don't mind the fact you're paying through the nose for a car you're only ever likely to use once, you can delight in the fact Biemme Special Cars will produce two B12s a year, so exclusivity is guaranteed.

If you can't quite stretch to the Roller, Biemme Special Cars also modifies a number of Mercedes Benz models, including the CLS and the E Class, which should be far more wallet-friendly. Or you could be a scrooge and hire one instead.

The B12 hearse is based on the Rolls Royce Phantom.

When you're a phantom, you'll want to ride in this Phantom.

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