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  • proper n. Alternative form of Phaëthon.


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  • The British steamer Phaeton is reported to have arrived at the mouth of the Rio Grande.

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  • The Phaeton was a wonderful car when new even though it was a flop in the market.

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  • But it's not likely to be called a Phaeton, aka the "shining one" - son of the sun god, Helios, who induced his father to allow him to drive the chariot of the sun across the heavens.

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  • (Admittedly, Volkswagen introduced a new luxury sedan called the Phaeton at the Geneva Motor Show in 2002, which only goes to show that vehicle names can be recycled - in this case, the original was a Cadillac from the 1930s).

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  • This suggests that choosing the name Phaeton for the ship may be only slightly less ominous than calling a ship headed to the sun, Icarus (as Danny Boyle did in

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  • "Technologically speaking, the Phaeton is a great car, but it doesn't undercut rivals 'prices enough to attract sophisticated shoppers."


  • The six-cylinder petrol engine in the Phaeton is a V6 direct-injection engine (FSI with 206 kW/280 PS).


  • Interestingly, the Phaeton is the first car to incorporate the ability to download Google Maps satellite imagery and points of interest data over a mobile phone.


  • In addition to regular navigational systems, the Phaeton will be the first to integrate a new system which can download Google maps satellite images and points of interest info over a mobile phone, and then laid over existing maps within the

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  • The standard drive unit used in the Phaeton is a V6 petrol engine producing



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