See if a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Can do a Burnout

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe 1 photo
Photo: Braquages/YouTube
Sporting tag lines such as the world's “longest,” “most expensive” or “heaviest” production convertible model, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a car in need of only a handful of adjectives.
Currently, the model has the highest starting price in the entire Rolls-Royce Motorcars lineup, and just by having a short glance at its art deco body styling you kind of get the picture: this is not your average kind of opulence, but something beyond that.

Launched at the 2007 North American International Auto Show, the Phantom Drophead Coupe is powered by a 6.75-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that gives it quite a bit of oomph.

The 460 hp and 720 Nm (531 lb ft) of torque should therefore be more than ample to move its gargantuan and not-exactly-aerodynamic 2630 kg (5798 pounds) unladen weight (DIN) from a complete stop to highway speeds.

No more than 5.8 seconds are in essence required for the leviathan convertible to get from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph).

A couple of decades ago, these kind of acceleration numbers were reserved for trueblood sports cars and even supercars, so, despite its mass, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe isn't exactly a slouch.

With so much torque at its disposal and only two-wheel drive, you would expect that it can break traction at the rear wheels quite easily, right? Well, according to the following video, shot by our friends from Braquages, it's actually not that easy to do a burnout in this Rolls-Royce.

We suspect that the BMW engineers in charge of the model's development were well aware of the amount of torque sported by the luxury convertible and simply left its traction control system to be fully on at all times.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Alex Oagana
Alex Oagana profile photo

Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories