If we were going to live like millionaires for the day, what better way to go about it than by taking a few pointers from The Donald himself? We tuned in to Donald Trump's show using the Phantom's built-in TV tuner.
To begin our day we gingerly guided the 19-ft Rolls out of the CNET garage. To assist us in our maneuver the car is equipped with a front and rear park-distance system with audible and visible signals.
The first passenger on the list was senior editor Donald Bell, who took very little time adapting to the interior refinement of the Rolls. "This sure beats my Hyundai Accent," said Bell as he unfolded the 12-inch LCD display in the back seat.
Having done our bit for the common man, we set out to get a bit of culture, stopping off at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco's Presidio. There was no valet, so we were forced to try to park the Rolls ourselves.
With a day to ourselves in one of the world's most prestigious cars, we felt like a cross between Ferris Bueller and Montgomery Brewster. Accordingly, we devised an itinerary In keeping with the character of this most extraordinary of cars.
The Phantom's navigation system has a unique feature that Trump himself would applaud: the display of dollar signs on the map. We can only assume that it is a money radar to alert the uber-rich owners of the car where they are likely to find like-minded souls.
McDonald's drive-through just didn't seem like a becoming eatery for custodians of such a refined car. So we betook ourselves to the mock-Elizabethan Pelican Inn in Muir Beach for lunch, making sure that as many people as possible saw us get out of the Rolls.