V12-powered Phantom debuts
At the absolute top-end of the motoring world will be this all-new Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Unveiled early this morning in the UK, the new car will satisfy the most discerning luxury patrons, according to Rolls-Royce.
Built on an all-new platform, the new Phantom welcomes a weight saving all-aluminium spaceframe that is around 30% more rigid than that underneath the outgoing model.
The new architecture, which will also be used as the basis of the brand’s first SUV, delivers the complete Rolls-Royce experience, according to Peter Schwarzenbauer, Chairman of Rolls-Royce.
“New Phantom is a powerful statement of design, engineering and Bespoke expertise.”
To further boost the famous Rolls-Royce ride, the new Phantom gets a camera system that scans the road ahead and adjusts the suspension proactively to best meet the conditions.
The new Rolls-Royce will boast 22″ wheels, the largest ever fitted to a car by the luxury marque.
Under the bonnet is completely new 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 engine that brings 420kW/900Nm.
While Rolls-Royce has also focussed on making the new Phantom even quieter – including adding a mammoth 130kg of sound insulation.
The man who oversaw the design of the new Phantom, Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, tells us the car aims to be nothing less than the best car in the world.
“Phantom is the epitome of effortless style, an historical nameplate that occupies a rarefied space in the luxury constellation and conjures a rare magic all of its own.”
Expect a price tag starting north of $800,000 when the new Phantom arrives in Australia later in the year.
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