The Phantom Rolls Royce carries the same legacy as its maker. It is independent in design and luxury – but how? Learn more about this amazing line.
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The Phantom Rolls Royce is one in a line of remarkable luxury motor cars from the automaker. These include the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, Rolls-Royce Wraith, and others.
The Phantom Rolls Royce is extravagant, attention-getting, and even over the top. It’s not for the timid, budget minded, or even for those concerned about mileage miles. Rolls-Royce, its manufacturer, describes it as a car that “moves the people who move the world.”
Rolls Royce isn’t even making an attempt to appeal to the mass market. Consider the fact the Rolls-Royce Phantom price starts at about $420,000. It’s one of the most expensive cars in the world. It narrows its intended market.
Other car makers will produce hundreds of thousands of cars per year. Rolls Royce is setting sales records while selling just over 4,000 models per year. It didn’t even design Phantom Rolls Royce for the actual owner but for the professional drivers. The Extended Phantom Rolls Royce, for example, is for the chauffeurs.
It doesn’t mean the Rolls-Royce Phantom isn’t fun to drive. The convertible edition known as the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead is particularly enjoyable. It’s especially fun when you watch other people’s heads turn.
The Fun Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
What could be better than a legendary upscale brand and an iconic luxury model with a ragtop? It’s like ice cream for breakfast. The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe may be small and sporty, but there’s a kicker. This is a car of substance – lots of it.
It starts with a 140-inch wheelbase and a length of over 227 inches. Many luxury cars can weigh over 4,000 pounds. This husky Phantom Rolls-Royce tips the scales at over 5,700 pounds. The company says about 300 pounds of it is in acoustic, sound-deadening materials.
The brand doesn’t make apologies for its boxy design. In fact, it seems to relish in it. The Phantom Drophead, after all, is all about interior space and comfort.
Just about every Rolls-Royce Phantom review compliments its luxurious “Magic Carpet Ride,” it owes its superior ride to the following combination of suspension features:
- Adaptive dampers
- Active anti-roll bars
- Electrically controlled air springs
- New all-aluminum chassis
This Rolls even anticipates bumps. It actually scans the road ahead of it. You can almost hear the classic Steppenwolf song in your head.
A car of this magnitude deserves a significant power plant. The Phantom Rolls Royce delivers with a brand-new twin-turbocharged V-12 engine. It produces an impressive 563 horsepower. Don’t anticipate racing for pink slips, though. All the weight limits the 0-62 time of the Phantom to 5.1 seconds.
No, you are not paying for speed or a high top end. Rolls-Royce governs the top speed of the Phantom at “just” 155 miles per hour.
Let’s Talk About Features
You can’t talk Rolls-Royce without addressing options and features. This is where the brand excels, and the Rolls-Royce Phantom is no exception. If you can imagine a color or color combination, you can order your new Phantom in it.
Every car produced is handcrafted. Rolls Royce isn’t cranking these out on some mass-production assembly line. You have choices, and you have plenty of them.
Space is plentiful in any Phantom. It’s exceptional, though, in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase. You can find fine leather and wood trim. You can also see sheepskin carpeting and a dazzling star field of LED lights embedded in the ceiling.
Doors open and close at the simple push of a button. Rear passengers can enjoy a cold beverage from the rear compartment chillers while keeping up with the day’s events or staying entertained through dual-rear-seat, 12-inch infotainment systems.
Seating rivals that of a fine resort. There are footrests in the rear compartment that extend. The Gallery is a customizable glassed-enclosed area. It spans the front passenger dash area. It offers endless choices for personalization. Thick windows and hundreds of pounds of insulation create a whisper-quiet atmosphere. Even the tires are foam-filled to minimize road noise.
See the Phantom Rolls Royce in action with this video from Shmee150:
The Phantom Rolls Royce, or any Rolls-Royce for that matter, isn’t meant for performance and handling. Its pure mission is delivering the highest-quality ride and best comfort. With a price tag that can easily reach a half-million dollars, it’s not for everyone. Of course, at least once, everyone should have the experience of enjoying it.
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