Opulent, grandiose and impressively powerful, 3 words to sum up the 2012 Phantom.
As you would expect, the ultra-luxurious Phantom’s cabin was fitted with the finest leather, wood trim and metal trim, plus sheepskin carpets and even hidden Rolls Royce badged umbrellas for rainy days.
Other distinctive features included an optional fiber-optic headliner designed to create the illusion of a starry night, cabin privacy curtains and a trunk-mounted wine cooler.
While the regular Phantom offered great interior room with impressive legroom and headroom for the rear passengers, Rolls Royce also offered the Extended Wheelbase version that added 10-inches rear-seat legroom.
Standard equipment included 21-inch alloy wheels, adjustable air suspension, power-closing rear coach doors, a power trunk lid, soft-close power front doors, a sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front and rear seats and even picnic tables for the rear passengers.
Also standard was a Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system and voice control.
As if the extensive list of standard features was did not provide enough luxury, the Phantom could be heavily personalised by choosing the desired exterior color for an additional cost.
Standard safety features included antilock brakes, traction control and stability control, as well as side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.
The 6.7-liter V12 engine produced 452 hp and took only 5.7 seconds in the sprint to 100 kph. There’s no reason to discuss the fuel consumption, as nobody would have bought a Phantom for fuel-economy reasons.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.75 V12 6AT (460 HP)
|Power:||338.3 KW @ 5350 RPM|
460 HP @ 5350 RPM
454 BHP @ 5350 RPM
|Torque:||531 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM|
720 Nm @ 3500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||149 mph (240 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||5.9 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||285/45R21 109W|
|Length:||230 in (5842 mm)|
|Width:||78.3 in (1989 mm)|
|Height:||64.5 in (1638 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||66.4/66.4 in (1,687/1,687 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||140.6 in (3571 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||14.1 cuFT (399 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||5840 lbs (2649 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||6702 lbs (3040 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||11 mpg US (21.4 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)|