Rolls Royce rolls out yet another big thing in the luxury car market – the Rolls Royce Phantom. The Rolls Royce Phantom is available in three versions – sedan, coupe and convertible (drophead coupe) – to cater to a wide base of customers with varying needs. So, will the latest Rolls Royce Phantom take the luxury car market by storm? Let us find out in this review.
Features Of 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rolls Royce Phantom maintains the characteristic Rolls Royce touch and adapts to the essentials of hyper-luxury cars of today. This expansive automobile celebrates the classic exterior looks by sporting upright grille, classic slab sides and Spirit of Ecstasy hood. What distinguish 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom from the earlier models are its revamped front as well as rear bumpers and the latest adaptive LED lights.
Rolls Royce Phantom offers a bunch of optional features in every trim level. So, it depends upon your budget and knowledge and you can always get the best out of your Rolls Royce Phantom. Standard options include embroidery, wheel choices, custom paint, drink cabinets, upholstery styles, headliners and steering wheels.
Rolls Royce Phantom proves it again that Rolls Royce is not called the king of luxury cars for no reason. Full-grain woods and hand-stitched leathers bear resemblance to an opulent living room.
Substantial chrome elements are the most striking aspects of the new Rolls Royce Phantom. Both the front seats and rear seats spell comfort.
The Rolls Royce Phantom is powered by 6.75L V12 engine that renders 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. This means that the architectural beauty of Rolls Royce Phantom is well complemented by an equally powerful powertrain.
Rolls Royce Phantom touches the 60mph mark in little below 6 seconds. It comes with 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine sends tremendous power to rear wheels as silently and smoothly as possible.
For its 6000pound heavy weight, the Rolls Royce Phantom is tough to handle. However, the Phantom does not compromise on agility. Some of the driver-specific features on Rolls Royce Phantom are electronic damping, independent suspension, feather-light steering, self-leveling air springs, etc. Safety features are standard on Rolls Royce Phantom.
It, however, does not include advanced safety assists such as airbags, lane-departure warning, blind-spot detection and adaptive cruise control that are pretty much standard in all the cars currently being sold. All the models come with parking sensors. Rugged steel body construction gives additional confidence to the driver. Enthusiasts can opt for the Dynamic Pack that offers recalibrated gearbox and congealed suspension.
This is one area where Rolls Royce Phantom falls behind most cars. The car records 11mpg in the city and 18mpg on the highway. Nevertheless, Rolls Royce Phantom renders up to 10% better fuel economy than the outgoing models. It also decreases CO2 emissions to 347g/km from the earlier 385g/km.
Price Of 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rolls Royce Phantom is priced in the range of $380,000 to $440,000.
All the models of Rolls Royce Phantom exude a royalty feeling that is hard to ignore. With amazing exterior and interior, Rolls Royce Phantom sports a powerful engine. The only thing that can deter you from buying this beauty is its exorbitant price.