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On test: Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003 onwards model)

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Bodystyle: saloon

Engine: 6.75-litre V12

Transmission: six-speed automatic

of Test: May 2006

Depending on point of view it’s a gauche, ostentatious machine for with too much money, or a dignified automobile for those the best money can buy. We into the latter category. all, if you’re earned the or more than likely lucky enough to inherit it, who are we to tell you what to spend it on?

the first all-new Rolls-Royce to that famous grille and ecstasy mascot atop it for a time indeed, its development possible when the brand was from Vickers by BMW when VW up Bentley and the two luxury car makers Largely handbuilt in a bespoke facility in Goodwood, England, the might be the product of German and engineering input, but it’s put together by Britain’s finest

Where does it fit?

you ask? It’s at the very top of the The Phantom is a luxury car for the sort of who already has a garage full of cars to choose from, no scattered around their worldwide residences.

There are few rivals, the Maybach 57 and 62 are possible as is Bentley’s Arnage, but none have quite the gravitas of the Many luxury hotels use for their best clients, and the Rolls-Royce name might up images of chauffeur drivers and of industry, it’s just as to be driven by its owners – many of today are celebrities of song, or sports fields.

Is it for you?

If you’ve several and more cars then quite possible that the Phantom will have on your list of desirable Even so you really need to into the category of super to be able to justify spending the the standard Phantom costs you start personalising it. And you more likely will, Rolls-Royce that it’s rare for two to leave the factory with the spec; unless perhaps you two.

After all, one want to be inconvenienced with a car when staying at your across the ocean.

What it do well?

Waft, cosset and make you feel like a The interior is beautifully hand in wood and leather, the lambswool deep enough to lose in. Whether you’re up front or safely ensconced in the huge compartment in the rear the Phantom special. Air suspension gives a quiet ride, the mighty V12 never heard inside.

The seamless six-speed automatic away in second such is the of torque on offer and it’s quick too for such a huge, car. Not that you’ll feel the need to do it, but thrash Phantom and it’ll reach in 5.9 seconds – that’s faster a Porsche Boxster. With and 720Nm of torque on offer the can make indecent progress really trying, the usual in the instruments replaced with a reserve’ dial denoted as a

At 100mph on Millbrook testing high-speed bowl it was registering the engine still had a comfortable 60% to

What doesn’t it do well?

It’s tricky to criticise a car you can have tailored to your needs, but there’s no denying its can be quite daunting. It’s making sure you or the concierge be glad of those parking The boot’s not that big given the of the car either. Some of BMW’s can be seen in the Phantom’s interior, the style controller an unwelcome in the otherwise fantastic cabin.

inevitably lose a good of money when you decide to it too.

What’s it like to with?

We will never but it’s not unreasonable to expect ownership to be painless and customer to be impeccable. On our short drive the felt remarkable wieldy its size, the beautiful thin-rimmed wheel fantastically weighted and while the power on offer is The interior is a very special indeed, the finest leathers, and chromed metal befitting of the super luxury status.

The styling might not appeal to but there’s no doubting the Phantom is The rear rear-hinged ‘coach-doors’ beautifully and close with a like solidity. It might upwards of £250,000 but it feels it.

How green is it?

No car manufacturer can afford to their environmental responsibility – ones making super cars for a handful of wealthy Despite its enormity the V12 engine an official combined mpg of 17.8mpg. so that’s not exactly the sort of that’ll have the tree-huggers Rolls-Royce owners, but it’s impressive in context.

It’s at a state-of-the-art production facility super efficient and very low environmentally – going so far as to be partially underground to minimise its visual to the surrounding countryside.

Would we buy it?

If in the unlikely event vast wealth appears nowhere we’d certainly having a Phantom among our and luxury car fleet. Aside the Maybach there’s nothing like it, and unlike its German it feels more bespoke, special and has a very obvious ##%Take a look at the Rolls-Royce using our VIP research tool[[%LNK|VipTrims||Rolls-Royce|Phantom|%]]1%##.


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