Rolls Royce introduced its most flamboyant and luxurious car ever – the 2018 Phantom. The all-new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom is also one of the world’s most expensive sedans that will cost 375,000 Euro ($440,000). First introduced in 1925, the Phantom has been the car of royal families, oligarchs, business tycoons and film starts. It’s also one of the Roll Royce’s largest money-making series across the globe. Now, this flagship saloon has entered in its eighth generation with bespoke styling and a pack of high-end features.
The Spirit of Ecstasy – Carrying a contemporary design, the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom looks majestic. The new 24-slat stainless steel grille (largest ever) is now placed higher than the previous generation models. This new grille alignment virtually propels the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament forward.
Aggressive Front - The front of the car is shorter than before, while the back is little longer. The saloon retains the original design, though there are some subtle changes. Ditching the single piece unit, the 2018 Phantom features split headlamps with daytime running lamps and LED illumination. The front bumper and air intake are more appear more aggressive than before.
The Sleek Side Design – The single-piece of hand-polished stainless steel frame and wide C-pillars for passenger privacy enhance its side appearance. The Extended wheelbase version of the saloon has a single polished stainless steel strip with sill marks.
Curvy Rear - Towards the rear, the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom features large tail lamp enclosures and swooping boot. Though, it continues to feature the dual-tone theme.
Especially Engineered Chassis - The new Phantom uses a new chassis designed and developed to uphold the exact weight of 5,862 pounds for the short wheelbase and 5,948 pounds for the longer wheelbase version. It also sustains the car’s motion that enhances its traction, propulsion and the overall rigidity by 30 percent.
World’s Most Silent Cabin – Rolls Royce claims that the 2018 Phantom’s 6mm double-layered glazing on window surfaces all around the car offers more than 130kg of sound insulation. Furthermore, the double layered floor makes it 10% quieter at 60mph than the previous generation. Its especially designed tyres have ‘silent-seal’ technology that reduces their noise. All these features make the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom world’s most silent motor car.
Sophistication & Comfort – Interior of the all-new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom is a sheer British beauty. It’s ultra luxurious laden with lots of advanced comfort and connectivity features. The saloon comes with multiple rear seats options. While the lounge seats are standard, the sedan also gets individual seats with fixed centre console and occasional armrest and the new sleeping seat. The signature starlit roof liner is standard across the carline.
Premium Entertainment – The new Phantom has theatre monitors and picnic tables integrated on the wood panel on the backside of the front seats. The picnic tables and door have electronically controls. There is a new fixed rear centre console that includes a drinks cabinet with a coolbox, decanter, whisky glasses and champagne flutes.
High-tech Connectivity – The 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom gets the latest infotainment system with multiple customization options. This unit supports BMW’s basic user interface, which has been modified for the Phantom. There is a large centrally mounted screen. The wooden dashboard and trim also come with multiple customization options including a glass casing for the dashboard panel.
Advanced Camera System – The new saloon comes with multiple cameras including a Night Vision camera, panoramic- and helicopter-view cameras, a 7-inch-wide heads-up display and several collision/lane departure/cross traffic warning systems. These systems make the new Phantom the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royces, even more than the Rolls Royce Wraith Coupe.
Turbo Power – The new-generation Phantom derives its power from a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre engine linked to a ZF 8-speed gearbox with satellite technology. This motor is capable of producing a top power of 563bhp, while generating a peak torque of 900Nm. Similar to the previous generation, the 2018 model year comes with the rear wheel drive (RWD) system. The new Phantom can achieve 60mph in 5.3 seconds, while maintaining a top speed of 155mph.