Pop stars and celebrities will enjoy the luxury of travelling by Phaeton this weekend, as Volkswagen supplies a fleet of its flagship saloons to the renowned V Festival in Chelmsford, one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the UK musical calendar.
The group of Phaetons - which will include the whole range from the smooth V6 and V8 to the exceptional V10 TDI and W12, in standard- and long-wheelbase versions - will be chauffeuring famous names to and from the event. These include Will Young; Dannii Minogue; Jodie Kidd; Kirsty Gallacher; Tara Palmer-Tomkinson; Alastair McGowan; Lady Isabella Hervey; and Leah Wood, among others.
The Phaeton is an ideal luxury saloon for chauffeuring, with high levels of refinement, space, comfort and safety, and a discreet but assured presence. It is one of the most sophisticated vehicles in its segment, with notable items of technology including a class-leading 4Zone climate control system; laminated side glass; the world’s most powerful passenger car diesel engine to date; 4MOTION four-wheel drive; and CDC air suspension.
The Phaeton already has one of the most comprehensive engine ranges in its class, and this will be expanded further still next year when the V6 TDI is launched. This 225 PS power plant features state-of-the-art piezo injection technology for strong performance matched to economy of almost 30 mpg on the combined cycle. It is set to become by far the best selling engine in the range.
The celebrity guests transported to the V Festival will be treated to a typically strong line-up of artists, with highlights such as Pink; Dido; Basement Jaxx; The Strokes; Massive Attack; N.E.R.D.; Scissor Sisters; Human League; Jamie Cullum; Keane; and Amy Winehouse. The annual festival began in 1996, and has over the years established itself as a major highlight in the British summer festival scene.Published 23 August 2004