Rolls-Royce Phantom, a luxury sedan owned by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, was originally produced in the year 1925 with a replacement to its divine 'Silver Ghost'. Under the series of Phantom, the latest generation model launched at the 2008 Geneva International Auto Show showcased its sense of a royal wagon. It's aristocratic ideas and contemporary luxury is complemented by modern features to strive among the best cars in the world. With its exceptional aesthetics and an effortlessly powerful engine, Rolls Royce promises to deliver a driving experience like no other.
Engine, mileage & variants
Molded with an abundance of power, Phantom has a full augmentation of advanced technology under its bonnet. It's dynamic connection with the roads is well expressed with a 6.8-litre V12 direct injection fuel system that dish out the exceptional power of 453 hp at 5350 rpm coupled with a colossal torque of 720 Nm at 3500 rpm. Mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, Phantom swoop to 0-100 kmph in just 5.9 seconds with the top speed of 240 kmph. Moreover, its execution is more authoritative from its vivid mileage of 4.6 kmpl in the city and 8.08 kmpl on highways. Proffered with 4 trims- Standard Wheelbase, Extended Wheelbase, Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupe, all the four members of Phantom family carry equal commitment of performance and potential thoroughly.
It is believed that you don't purchase a Rolls-Royce, you own it, a car that is yours and yours alone. Just one brief and you will surely be spell bound with the overall aesthetics of the car. The roofline of the car is curved in a way to expose the elegance and suggest a moment even when the car is stationary. A brushed steel bonnet and the spirit of ecstasy signature logo is mounted beautifully on the hood which is electronically programmed for resisting theft. Moreover, the aerodynamic side profile gives the car an air of heavenly presence to emphasis the Phantom's sleek design. The standard 21-inch wheels are an integral part of Rolls-Royce DNA and its imposing saloon is quite evident from its dimensions that stand out to be 6092 mm x 1990 mm x 1640 mm (L x W x H) with the standard wheelbase measuring 3570 mm and extended wheelbase measuring 3820 mm between the tires of 255/50 R21.
Rolls-Royce Phantom creates a sense of inner space with a supreme comfort and modern design. It's low height and virtually flat floor is truly graceful while entering and exiting. The starlight headliner is a spellbinding feature of Rolls-Royce that makes every journey a magical experience with a cosmic scene above you. The seats are wrapped in a fine leather upholstery with an optionally available massage and ventilation facility. To give you a pleasure of luxury, the rear coach welcomes you into a cosseting private space that showcases the work of skilled craftsmen. Moreover, Phantom let you enjoy the unrivaled sound experience from audio system's thirteen speakers and an infotainment system further gives you a clear view while using navigation system. Also, two 12-inch screens are provided for rear seat passengers as an optional package. The boot space stands as 460-litre to store your luggage items.
Safety Braking and Miscellaneous
The British automaker, Rolls-Royce promises to deliver highest standard of safety in all its models. The chassis of Phantom is made with lightweight aluminum metal that makes it incredibly strong and provides rigidity to the car. Moreover, It has been embedded with dual front and side full length curtain airbags to ensure maximum safety of the occupants. The exemplary performance delivered by Phantom requires a good set of brakes, hence, the front wheels are attached with 374 mm ventilated disc brakes and the rear ones are employed with 370 mm size. As standard fitments, the vehicle is armed with Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution system, Traction Control, lane departure warning system and stability control system to deliver a sublime control on the vehicle.
The key to happiness is the key of Rolls-Royce. Nothing more needs to be defined. It is a machine that blends the performance and high power with splendid comfort and infotainment features with great design and dignity.