Rolls-Royce Phantom! As the brand’s flagship product, the Phantom appealed to Rolls-Royce’s elite customer base.
Rolls-Royce has described its flagship Phantom sedan as the best car in the world, and is now improving even with a series of small but notable updates for the sixth year of the eighth-generation Phantom model. Called The Phantom Series II, the new styling features for Phantom 2023 are the typical name of a transformative Rolls model and are clearly directly influenced by customer demand.
The flagship Rolls-Royce sedan arrived in its current form in 2017 as a model 2018. The updated version is called the Series II and is expected to go on sale later this year as a 2023 model.
Exterior tweaks are limited to a revised grill with a new accent line on top and a lighting system that makes the grill stand out at night. Buyers can also opt for a shaded chrome package that keeps the grill and other exterior trim dark.
The Phantom’s side profile retains a short front Rolls-Royce signature and long rear struts, long wheelbase and wide C pillars, the latter giving residents more privacy. The silhouette retains the elegant key line from the “Soul of Ecstasy” to the tapering tail. The “split band” line begins at the front fenders and turns gently towards the rear doors, emphasizing the ratio of the car’s long line to the break-to-axle line, before descending gently towards the rear. lantern-like taillights. The heavily undercut “float line” creates a strong shade that visually marks the brand’s unrivaled “magic carpet ride”.
A new set of wheels further enhances the side profile. 3D milled stainless steel wheels with triangular facets are available for tuning for full or partial polishing. Alternatively, the Phantom may feature truly elegant disc wheels reminiscent of a Rolls-Royce car romance from the 1920s. Available in polished stainless steel and black lacquer, this disc wheel perfectly incorporates the feeling of flying on land.
In response to previous requests from Phantom customers for dark chrome grille surround, black hood reel, windshield surrounds and side frame trim, the equipment can now be commissioned. This aesthetic now enables Rolls-Royce to transform the Phantom into its lightest or darkest look.
As for the interior, little has changed, but that’s fine because the Phantom’s cabin is better than most. The steering has thicker rims, there are some new color and trim options, and there we are. But the Phantom Series II gets a new Rolls-Royce Connected Service that allows owners to check the car’s location and status, schedule a service appointment or send the vehicle’s navigation instructions via the Whispers smartphone app.
Phantom and Phantom Extended each have their own features and represent two different power positions. Phantom is now largely favored by the growing number of customers who want to be in the driver’s seat. For those who prefer to take the lead from the back seat, the Phantom Extended offers an extremely luxurious driver experience.
Now, the Phantom features the first appearance of the “Rolls-Royce Connected”. This enables owners to send an address directly to the car from Whispers, Rolls-Royce’s private membership app, which provides seamless navigation to events, restaurants, dealerships and even the Rolls-Royce home.
‘Rolls-Royce Connected’ also shows the location of the motor car, its current safety status and ‘health’ condition on Whispers; at the press of a button, the owner can contact a preferred dealer for any servicing requirements or car information.
No changes to the power train have been announced, which makes sense as the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-12 powered by the latest Phantom is significantly new compared to the V-12 it replace it. The engine produces 563 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque and sends drive to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Rolls-Royce is expected to offer an electric Phantom, but that may not happen until it gets closer to Rolls-Royce’s goal of becoming an all-electric brand by 2030. Rolls-Royce’s first electric car will be a large coupe of the the name of the Spectre. It uses the same aluminum space platform as all modern Rolls-Royces and will go on sale next year.
The Phantom Series II will go on sale later this year, and although prices have not been announced, it should be close to the current model’s starting price of nearly $ 500,000. In addition to the “standard” Phantom Series II production, Rolls-Royce has also introduced its latest bespoke offering: the Phantom Platino, with bamboo-built interior material.