Rolls Royce Phantom – RR Motors
Since the 1st Phantom appeared in 1925, Rolls-Royce Motors has had its ups and downs. Maybe that should have been penultimate, because we’ve just driven the All-new car, and as internal combustion most likely won’t be around in another 23 years time, this really could be The Only Choosen.
The base price of this beauty is $450,000 STARTING MSRP.
The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupé is capable of accelerating from 0–97 km/h in 5.6 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).
Rolls-Royce reckons the Phantom is the barometer by which everyone else in the world of expensive luxury cars measures themselves. Well, this is the Rolls-Royce of Rolls-Royces.
Rolls says the Phantom’s new spaceframe structure is 30 per cent more rigid than the previous RR car model, a figure that rises effectively in key areas such as suspension and gearbox. This new structure, offers flexibility to underpin the next wave of Rolls product, its SUV cars.
It’s also the latest car to have ability from four-wheel steering, whose three degrees of counter-steel help shrink the car’s heft at higher speeds.
The Phantom’s air springs feature bigger chambers than on any previous models of this car, and the tyres are specially developed Continentals whose structure incorporates 2kg of sound absorbent material.
There’s 6mm-thick dual-layer double amazing windows . The body-in-white features the largest cast aluminium things to enhance sound insulation.
All of this contributes to the car’s 2,560kg kerbweight (2,610kg if you go for the long ’un, which adds 220mm to the wheelbase), but that’s is not important.
The new Phantom also features so many assistance systems that the heart of its electronic design is single largest component ever designed and produced by the BMW Motors Group.