Transmission8-Speed Automatic w/OD
Body Style4dr Car
At the heart of the Phantom is a V12 engine powering the rear wheels. And as tradition would demand, this engine displaces 6.75 liters. The Phantom isn't meant to be a sports car, and in fact the engine limits torque in the first couple of gears to prevent wheelspin, as peeling out would simply be undignified. However, with 563 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque available, the Phantom is still very quick in a straight line. And while the Phantom is capable of cornering surprisingly well given its size and weight, its suspension is designed around what Rolls-Royce have dubbed their "Magic Carpet" ride. The Phantom has sensors that can detect pavement imperfections before the car reaches them, with the suspension pre-loading or loosening up to the perfect degree to allow a minimal amount of vibrations to enter the cabin. Sound is well-controlled as well of course and Rolls-Royce has tried nearly every trick in the book to make sure that the new Phantom is just about the quietest car on the road. Beyond the hundreds of pounds of sound deadening, the Phantom also features triple-layered glass and tires specifically designed for the car that have a layer of foam in them to further isolate passengers from road harshness and sound. One of the great joys of buying a Rolls-Royce is speccing the vehicle however the owner wants. Rolls-Royce offers a level of customization that goes far beyond just about any other manufacturer. Buyers can order their Phantom in a huge variety of colors in single or 2-tone styles, along with a bevy of 21-inch and 22-inch wheels all of which feature center caps that stay facing the right way even while the wheels are spinning. Rolls-Royce's signature "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood emblem can be ordered in gold or silver and disappears into the car's grille at the touch of a button. The interior options are where things get really complex, though of course one can always opt for the understated instead. Rolls-Royce offers three different configurations for the rear seats, one of which is a 2-seater setup with a whiskey decanter built into the center armrest. Monogrammed leather is available on the headrests and doors, while a motorized, elevating footrest can be optioned to pop out of the floor in the rear seats. Rolls-Royce also offers no fewer than nine different textured veneers for the dashboard including a "Metropolitan Skyline" option that blends patterned aluminum over high quality wood to create an abstract likeness of a city skyline in the dashboard. Other interior options include rear seat picnic tables that open to reveal 12-inch touchscreens built into the back of the front seats, plush lambswool floormats and a 1300W-sound system. The Phantom even comes with an optional umbrella, with a stowage slot built right into the vehicle. These umbrellas are of course bespoke and can be ordered in any number of colors to match the exterior or interior of the vehicle, right down to the color of the wood handle.