Apparently, it took Rolls-Royce designers and engineers almost three years just to figure how to make the unique glass-covered dashboard of the Phantom. Then, they called it The Gallery.
It is the centerpiece of the spectacular interior of the all-new Phantom sedan. That fact alone should indeed tell you that nothing is left to chance in the making of the world’s most famous luxurious motors.
Indeed, Rolls-Royce acknowledges that the Phantom is the barometer by which everyone else in the world of expensive luxury goods measures themselves, so the bar isn’t just raised high, it’s as well wrapped like a precious jewel and coated in the most expensive platinum.
The chassis gets an all-new suspension setup, with a double wishbone configuration on the front, a five-link axle at the rear, adaptive dampers, and active anti-roll bars. It’s also the latest car to benefit from four-wheel steering, whose three degrees of counter-steer help shrink the car’s heft at higher speeds, as well as improving low-speed agility.
The Phantom’s air springs feature bigger chambers than on any previous Rolls, and the tires are specially developed Continentals whose structure incorporates 2 kg of sound absorbent material. Now, that is EXTRAVAGANT!
The new twin-turbo V-12 under the Phantom’s massive hood roars to life and cools down into an almost inaudible idle. Although Rolls-Royce still calls it a 6.75-liter, the Phantom new V-12 is a bespoke variant of the 6.6-liter engine found on the Ghost, Wraith, and Dawn models.
It produces 563 hp at 5,000 rpm and 664 lb-ft of torque at just 1,900 rpm. And then, the executives at the automaker makes this interesting yet truthful statement, “Phantom customers are not after peak power,” says Rolls-Royce engineering director Philip Koehn, “They want torque.”
And what the Phantom customer wants, Rolls-Royce delivers. This new engine develops the same torque at idle as the Phantom VII’s V-12 did at its peak and 50 percent more torque below 2,500 rpm.
The extra roar is immediately noticeable, delivering an effortless, elastic surge of acceleration from standstill. Talk of luxury at its best and you needn’t look further than the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
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