The 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom is the eighth generation of Rolls-Royce Phantom and the second Phantom of the BMW era. It was launched on July 27 this year and is one of the ultimate luxury cars on the market meant for buyers who want to experience only the best in high-end luxury.


The Phantom can be had as a Coupe, a Drophead Coupe (convertible), or a four-door sedan. All are equally lavish and special attention is paid to every single detail. At the front, there is a characteristic ‘pantheon’ grille that makes a Rolls-Royce recognizable. The hood is also distinctively long, and the car features rear suicide doors, which Rolls-Royce calls ‘coach’ doors. To make things even more lavish, the Phantom comes with a power-closing trunk, a set of exterior cameras and front and rear parking sensors, as well as an impressive set of 21-inch alloy wheels. The Phantom uses an aluminum spaceframe chassis which Rolls-Royce label “The Architecture of Luxury”, quite appropriately – it makes the Phantom look timelessly posh.


The inside of the Phantom has that authentic feel that only Rolls-Royce can provide. It is adorned with materials such as full-grain wood, hand-stitched leathers, and metal trim. The list of standard features is pretty comprehensive, and almost anything can be added on your request. So, for example, you can choose a custom paint, embroidery style, wheels, upholstery styles and colors, drink cabinets, steering wheels, and almost any technological tweak you can imagine. But, even though the Phantom doesn’t lack hi-tech features, it still preserves that opulent classic spirit with its art deco lighting. Conveniently enough, this is not the car that you will be driving yourself, even though the front seat is not at all a bad place to be. It’s meant to be ridden in, with a driver at the wheel.


The Phantom comes with a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine which powers this giant with 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque, driving through the typical eight-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is linked to a GPS receiver that can analyze the car’s location and speed and optimize shift timing. The specs may not be as impressive as with some smaller Rolls-Royce models, but going from 0 to 60 mph in under six seconds is still pretty impressive for a car whose curb weight is nearly 6,000 pounds. Underneath it all, there can be found self-leveling air springs, electronic damping, and a rather light steering that makes handling easier than you would expect from such a huge piece of machinery.


If amazing presence, powerful engine, and a variety of luxurious features and equipment are what you’re looking for in a car, Phantom is definitely the car for you. Rolls-Royce‘s flagship model is the pinnacle of the luxo-laden automotive world, so if you want to be among the lucky few who can afford to experience this parallel universe of extravagant travel, feel free to contact Rodeo Concierge – because we can make this happen for you.

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