The British luxury car manufacturer, Rolls-Royce has introduced the 2018 Phantom in the Indian market. Available in two versions – Standard Wheelbase and Extended Wheelbase – the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom is priced at Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 11.35 crore (ex-showroom) respectively. The latter one becomes the most expensive car currently on sale in the country.
The eighth generation Phantom uses the all-new aluminum spaceframe platform, which touted as ‘Architecture of Luxury’. This architecture makes the new model lighter and 30% more rigid than the old one. It also aids to the overall ride quality and driving dynamics of the car. Just so you know, the same platform also underpins the company’s first ever SUV – the Cullinan.
On the exterior, the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom features a larger 24-slat chrome grille, new LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and revised LED taillamps. Proportionally, the new-gen model is 77mm shorter, 29mm wider and 8mm taller than the previous model. While the standard wheelbase version measures 5.7m in length, the extended wheelbase variant is 5.9m long with a wheelbase of 3,772mm.
Powering the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom VIII is the all-new 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine paired to an 8-speed, satellite-aided transmission. This motor can generate a whopping 563bhp at 5,000rpm with 900Nm of torque at 1,700rpm. Despite carrying huge body-built, the new Phantom can do 0-100kmph in just 5.4 seconds.
The 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom VIII is the ‘most silent motor car in the world’ – thanks to its 6mm two-layered glazing on windows’ surface and over 130kg sound insulation. Some of its key highlights include a large infotainment display with BMW’s interface, a digital instrument console, a champagne chiller, starlight roof and suicide doors.
Rolls Royce is also offering a high-level customization options with the new Phantom. It comes with ‘The Gallery’ that includes a new glass-encased space on the dashboard and instrument panel area. It houses an analougue clock and the central information screen.
Similar to the other Rolls-Royce cars, the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom VIII comes with multiple customization options including 44,000 exterior colours, bespoke designs, etc. Besides this, the car is available with a four year service package, regional warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance.