The eighth generation of the majestic Rolls-Royce Phantom was unveiled in the Summer of 2017 and was built on top of a bespoke platform that was later shared with the Cullinan and the Ghost.
Ever since BMW had acquired the British luxury brand, its involvement was limited to the words of Sir Henry Royce, who spared no effort in building the best car in the world. He unveiled the first generation of the Phantom in 1925. Almost a century later, his legacy lived on, clearly embedded into the eighth generation of this nameplate.
With an exterior design that resembled the previous generation, the 2017 Phantom featured a flat front fascia with the "Parthenon" grille up front and squarish-looking laser headlights incorporating the daytime running lights. On the lower side, the bumper was neatly incorporated into the car's shape. It didn't look like an added bodywork element, as it happens with most other vehicles. From its profile, the cab-rearward design was emphasized by the long engine compartment. Also worth mentioning are the rear-hinged rear doors, also known as suicide doors. Rolls-Royce was the only luxury automaker that produced them. At the back, the sloped rear windscreen and the short deck ended the majestic limousine with an elegant design touch.
Rolls-Royce created an ultra-luxurious cabin to spoil its customers. Hand-made seats, Connely leather, and real wood trims were just part of the amenities that attracted Phantom's customers. In addition, for the rear-seated passengers, the automaker added a drinks cabinet with whiskey glasses, a decanter, champagne flutes, and a cooled box.
The car's platform was made from high-strength aluminum and featured pneumatic, adaptive suspension. Under Rolls-Royce's flagship hood was a BMW-developed twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.75 V12 8AT (563 HP)
|Power:||420 KW @ - RPM|
571 HP @ - RPM
563 BHP @ - RPM
|Torque:||664 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM|
900 Nm @ 1700 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|