Rolls-Royce Phantom Car Reviews

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a wonderfully put together piece of machinery that is incredibly comfortable and exceptionally fast for its size. The current Phantom contains a 6.75 litre V12 engine which guzzles fuel with an economy of 18.0 mpg although if you can afford the Phantom in the first place, the running costs shouldn’t be a problem.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 5/5
Prestigious
Luxurious
Great to drive
Could be a little more refined
Slightly expensive
Fuel economy

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Phantom 4dr - March 2012
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase 4dr - March 2012
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 2dr - March 2012
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Overview

It is incredibly well made and offers the buyer many choices to personalize their vehicle. It comes with a choice of 44,000 paint colours and the costumer can specify any colour for the leather. It has a bunch of other luxurious features as well which make the car all the more appealing, such as heated or cooled cup holders.

Background

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a large luxury car that was originally designed in 1925 and was the second model to be produced by Rolls-Royce with the first being the ‘Silver Ghost’. The second Phantom replaced the Phantom I in 1929 and shared the same 7.7 litre engine that the Phantom I had.

The Phantom II was replaced in 1936 by the Rolls-Royce Phantom III which was the only V12 Rolls-Royce up until 1998. Production of the Rolls-Royce Phantom III finished as the second world war started in 1939.

Phantom production began again in 1950 for the Phantom IV, although only 18 were produced throughout its life time of six years, and they were only made available to Royalty and heads of state.

1959 saw the arrival of the Rolls-Royce Phantom V which had a V8 engine. Only 516 Phantom V’s were produced before it was replaced by the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI in 1968. The VI was based on the V but had a restyled front and contained a different engine. It was also produced in convertible, although only two convertibles were built.

The Phantom VI was produced until 1991 and was not replaced until 2003 by the current Rolls-Royce Phantom which is luxurious through and through, winning the Top Gear Car of the Year Award in 2003. The Current model is available as a 2 door cabriolet of a 4 door saloon. The 2003 Phantom is not expected to be replaced until 2016.

Summary

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of the most prestigious and luxurious cars to ever grace the market. The fact that it is huge and has the feel of a palace does not even compromise the drive quality. It epitomizes the luxury car and offers a brilliant driving experience. You may need to sell an organ to be able to afford one… but it might just be worth it.

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