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ROLLS-ROYCE Phantom Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 13
First production year: 1925
Engines: Gasoline
 

2017 - Present

The eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom was introduced in 2017 to set a new benchmark in the global luxury industry. The engineers have built the new Phantom from the ground up to be scalable to the size and weight requirements of different future Rolls-Royce models, including those with alternative propulsion, traction and control systems, and more. The chassis of the Phantom VIII is 30 perce...

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  ROLLS-ROYCE Phantom 6.75 V12 8AT (563 HP)

2012 - 2017

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 ...

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  ROLLS-ROYCE Phantom 6.75 V12 6AT (460 HP)

2012 - 2016

Rolls-Royce designed the Phantom Coupe to be driven by its owner, not by some hired chaffeur, and it succeeded. Under BMW management, Rolls-Royce brand raised again, and the Spirit of Ecstasy shined proud on the Pantheon grille. The Coupe version of the Phantom was the most impressive personal luxury vehicle from its times. It was designed from scratch, built on an aluminum space-frame, and p...

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  ROLLS-ROYCE Phantom Coupe 6.75 V12 8AT (460 HP)

2009 - 2012

With an imposing look and presence, the Rolls Royce Phantom was the choice of the buyers looking for exclusivity and opulence. An ultra-premium luxury sedan, the Phantom was sold for a huge price compared to other luxurious sedans on the market, such as the BMW 7-Series or the Mercedes S-Class. Easily recognisable as a Rolls Royce, BMW highly contributed to the Phantom’s engineering, while...

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2008 - 2012

With many great coupes launched under the Rolls Royce brand, it was time to add a new member to the Phantom family, the Coupe version. While the coupe was not a sports car, it was still a sportier version with different dampers, a different roll bar and a more precise steering. The Rolls Royce CEO talked about the coupe saying it was more of a driver’s car. The Coupe offered seating for ...

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2007 - 2016

Rolls-Royce unveiled the Phantom Drophead Coupe at the 2007 North American International Motor Show, introducing a new model in its lineup. Rolls-Royce is unlike any other carmaker on Earth, and that's why it chose to name its convertibles differently. While the rest of the brands used the term "convertibles," the exclusive British manufacturer used the word "drophead.&quo...

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2005 - 2009

Drawing inspiration from the company’s heritage, the Rolls Royce Phantom unveiled in 2003 was the first model produced under BMW’s ownership. In 2005, Rolls added to their range a longer Phantom named Phantom EWB - extended wheelbase. The increased wheelbase added 250mm to the rear cabin, offering the rear passengers more space and comfort, without compromising handling and agility. To bui...

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2003 - 2009

Drawing inspiration from the company’s heritage, the Rolls Royce Phantom unveiled in 2003 was the first model produced under BMW’s ownership. The design and the engineering team spent four years to develop the new Phantom, and the result was a vehicle that was easily recognisable as a Rolls-Royce from any angle. Retaining the traditional design cues, the 2003 Phantom was built on a unique ...

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1936 - 1939

The Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville was the last luxury vehicle that Henry Royce worked on and the last V-12 Rolls-Royce built until the 1998 Silver Seraph. Built with majestic bodywork, the Phantom III Sedanca de Ville featured an exquisite bodywork built by the renowned coachbuilder Mulliner between 1936 and 1939. It showed the wealth of its owner and the power of its builder. T...

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1930 - 1936

Rolls-Royce introduced the Phantom II in 1929, and the carmaker didn't intend to make it with a short-wheelbase, but one year later, it reconsidered that option. Rolls-Royce Phantom II proved to be a highly successful model, and the British car manufacturer managed to sell 1,680 chassis, from which 281 were with Continental, short-wheelbase versions. Their bodyworks were built by various...

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1929 - 1936

Only four years after the introduction of the Phantom I, Rolls unveiled the new Phantom I in 1929. The previous model of Phantom, even if relatively new, it was dated. Rolls Royce had been using most of the car’s underpinnings ever since 1912. And while it was easier to go the old way, it could’ve soon become a disaster, as competition terribly increased with the models produced by Buick and ...

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1929 - 1936

Rolls-Royce introduced the Phantom II in 1929 as the last of the 40/50 hp models, and it offered it with a choice of two wheelbases and a variety of bodyworks. Like most luxurious carmakers from that era, Rolls-Royce signed a contract with exclusive coachbuilders renown for their products. In 1929, Rolls Royce appointed Park Ward to provide the bodyworks for the Phantom II. Due to the Wall St...

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1925 - 1931

With the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in production for no less than 18 years, it was time for a new Phantom to be released, to replace the 40/50 model (Silver Ghost). The 4-door luxury sedan came to life in 1925 and featured a bigger engine than its predecessor, a pushrod-OHV straight-6 unit, with 2 groups of three cylinders. Impressive for the time, even at higher speeds, the cabin was quiet en...

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