Make way for automobile royalty! The all-new Rolls Royce Phantom is set to make heads turn in 2018 – only the 8th edition from the Phantom stable that first launched in 1925. The most luxurious model yet from Rolls Royce – and that is saying something, considering this is a brand that spells luxury and sophistication – this is the second Phantom to be built under BMW ownership and is touted to represent an ‘Architecture of Luxury’. The new flagship luxury saloon was unveiled at an exhibition in London’s Mayfair, paying tribute to 92 years of the car.
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Review
The Rolls Royce Phantom VIII has been six years in the making and is the first in a series of Rolls Royces to be built on a bespoke aluminium spaceframe architecture. It promises never-seen-before comfort and luxury alongside technology that is being hailed as an ‘unprecedented blend’ of ride comfort and stability. Let us take you through some of the amazing features of this super luxury vehicle.
This car’s silence is deafening…
The designers of the Phantom VIII have tried as much as possible to make it the ‘most silent’ car in the world by paying attention to certain details with the meticulously carried out work on the tires, chassis, car interior and a number of other features including the roof.
These details reduces the noise quite drastically by 9db. To achieve this, the tires were filled with a foam layer in it, the roof was stuffed with high-absorbing layers, and dense foam with felt layers as well were used to dress the interior body of the car.
With the car’s weight at about 5900 pounds, a totally new chassis was designed to sustain that weight and to also reduce the car’s vibration to enable a feel of comfort throughout your ride.
While moving at a speed of 62mph, the car is about 10% more hushed than the Phantom VII.
Its got a camera on the windscreen which acts as the ‘eyes’ for the car and adjusts the suspension, bracing and preparing it for the bump ahead and any unnoticeable or unexpected impact.
The silence extends to the doors which can be closed by a touch of a sensor that lets it gently move to close, backing the class expected of its luxury and an additional input by the engineers to make it ‘silent’.
Rolls-Royce describes the doors gentle shutting mechanism as ‘The Embrace:’ You know that nice slow motioned hug you give someone you love enveloping him or her in a warm embrace.
Any more stuff? Yes there’s more.
With its 6.75-liter twin turbo V-12, the Rolls-Royce makes 563 hp at 5,000 rpm and 664 lb-ft of torque at 1,900 rpm.
It reaches 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
Amongst a few other things similar to newly released models of other car brands, the Rolls Royce Phantom VIII is designed to aid its owner with an on-board wi-fi hostpot, safety kit, collision warning, 360-view parking assistant and night vision cameras.
Not new right? Yeah but certainly needed. And wouldn’t you question a car of such class if it didn’t have those?
Furthermore, its got headlights that sheds light as far as 600m in front of you.
You can decide to relax in the car without getting bored as you go through whatever gallery you have asked to be customized in your car’s dashboard.
“The gallery” as the makers called it, is a part of the dashboard where an art gallery is installed based on the owner’s order.
The “luxury” car (what a lot of the world’s richest may have an appetite for) will be on sale from the year 2018.
Rounding off this piece is a beautiful quote by Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös describing the car in one sentence as ‘a dominant symbol of wealth and human achievement.’