2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom II EWB and Flexjet’s Learjet 85 with Charlie Romero

Vehicle: 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II EWB (Extended Wheelbase)
Aircraft: 2013 Learjet 85 offered by Flexjet
Host: Charlie Romero & Tammy Romero

Executive Producer Charlie Romero decided to surprise his wife Tammy Romero on the occasion of their 13th wedding anniversary with fine wine, dinner, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce, and the new Learjet 85.

Bombardier offers the new Learjet 85 to individuals looking to purchase fractional time in a private jet via their Flexjet subsidiary.

To see additional pictures and technical specs of the 2013 Rolls-Royce as well as the new Learjet 85 please visit: http://www.roadfly.com

Vehicle: 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II EWB (Extended Wheelbase)
Base Price: $470,295
Price as tested: $521,350
Engine: 6.75 Litre twelve-cylinder, direct injection
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Horsepower: 453 hp
Torque: 531 lb-ft
Fuel economy (EPA miles per gallon rating): 11 city / 19 highway MPG
0-60 MPH: 5.7 seconds
Top Speed: 149 MPH
Weight: 5,886 lbs.

Aircraft: 2013 Bombardier Learjet 85 offered by Flex jet
Engines: Pratt & Whitney turbojets
Turbofan thrust: 6,100 lbs.
Range: 3,455 miles
Maximum Speed: 541 MPH
Cruising Speed: 528 MPH
Avionics: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion suite
Other Standard Avionics: EFIS, IRS, IFIS, EFB, SVS, TAWS, FMS, Weather Radar
Takeoff Distance: 4,600 ft.
Landing Distance: 2,700 ft.
Operating Altitude: 49,000 ft.
Plane Length: 68.1 ft.
Wingspan: 61.5 ft.
Cabin Length: 24.75 ft.
Cabin Width: 6.1 ft.
Cabin Height: 5.91 ft.
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 36,700 lbs.

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Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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