“I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice, in all their forms! My sons and their sons shall follow me”. This is the line swore in by the popular comic character The Phantom. “I swear to devote my existence to the promotion of elegance with a touch of class while not losing out on the comfort, safety, and speed to all the Rolls Royce lovers around the world”. This is, although not a sworn statement, but is definitely a promise that is kept by Rolls Royce, and kept well since the first phantom came out back in 2003. And with head turning, jaw dropping, and gasps inducing looks of the new Phantom Coupe, Rolls Royce has once again delivered on its promise, and more so with slightly more compact size and a powerful 6.75L 12 cylinder engine that makes its name “Phantom” all the more worthy. Check out its specifications and features in the further part of the review. Read on!
Design & Comfort
Once inside, you can’t help but be awestruck by the sensational looking exquisite interiors with comfort laden features that are sure to blow your mind off the roof. The all-authoritative driving position provides you with a clear view of the road ahead with appropriate positioning of the accelerator and brake pedals that doesn’t strain your legs during the long voyages and the flat floor that leaves out plenty of room for you to stretch out. The A-grade bull leather used in the upholstery and trim makes sure that no scars or stretch marks appear on it and that no squeaky noises surface up while you’re being comfortable. Other comfort and entertainment features like power windows, low fuel warning lights, air conditioner with air quality control and automatic climate control, seat lumbar support, 12 inch LCD screen and mp3 player with Logic7 surround system provide you with an unmatched entertainment experience once inside the vehicle. The exteriors of this coupe are no less either and this is evident as one looks at the powerful profile and low-slung carriage that gives an impression of strength. The 12-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, and the overall coupe sensibilities add to the sleekness and seductiveness without undermining the powerfulness of the car.
The strength and agility of this phantom to cruise the streets with a quiet authority comes with an equally mighty yet quiet twin turbo V12 engine of 6.75L with direct fuel injection system that possesses a displacement of 6749 cc and delivers a maximum power of 338 kW @ 5350 rpm and maximum torque of 720 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The powerful 12 cylinder engine reaches a top speed of 250 kmph. Just a soft touch on the accelerator for a mere 5.8 seconds would help the phantom to garner to a speed of 0-100 kmph. This ace of a vehicle gives a mileage of 4.3 kmpl in the city and 8.8 kmpl on highways. A touch of a button at the steering wheel adjusts the electronic gear box and withdraws a little more responsiveness without compromising on the comfort.
Sitting in the confines of this phantom will make you feel safer than the outside world as if the masked vigilante himself was your personal guardian. With near unbreachable safety features like anti-lock braking system, brake assist function, central locking, child safety lock, anti-theft alarm, front and rear airbags for the driver and passengers, door ajar warning, seat belt warning, dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, keyless entry, parking sensors, engine immobilizer, and front & side impact beams. Apart from this, it also has an Intelligent Safety and Information System which monitors the car’s behavior in case a collision activates numerous safety systems to prevent them from going berserk all at the same time.
Variants & Price
Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe is priced at Rs. 3.5-4 Cr and is available in 16 mirror finished colors: Black, Diamond Black, Anthracite, Silver, Jubilee Silver, Midnight Blue, Darkest Tungsten, Blue Velvet, Metropolitan Blue, Woodland Green, New Sable, Madeira Red, Ensign Red, Cornish White, English White, and Arctic White. There’s also an option to choose your own color from the Rolls Royce palette of 44000 different hues and even a two tone exterior color scheme from the standard palette.