9 October 2017
Review

The name Rolls-Royce defines luxury, and the Rolls-Royce Phantom is the pinnacle of Rolls' own range.

This £360,000 luxury saloon is the king of wafting. There's more than 130kg of soundproofing, the interior is lined with hectares of leather, carpets thick enough to tickle your ankles, and whatever kinds of trim you can dream up.

Opinion: Why the new Rolls-Royce Phantom matters

Power comes from a 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 whose power is entirely secondary to the huge reserves of torque, developed so low down in the rev range that you hardly need to put any effort in to get imperious cruising potential.

Join us as tests the new Rolls-Royce Phantom and decides whether it's still the most luxurious car on the planet.

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9 October 2017

But my god it's ugly and crass...

9 October 2017

Only one panel as artwork? As incredible as the chariot undeniably is, it could have been so much more... Imagine if on launch day Rolls Royce had revealed 5 coach built models at the same time: a standard-length version bodied by the factory, an extended-wheelbase one bodied by Pininfarina, a coupe version bodied by Cunard, a shooting-brake one by Zagato, and of course a fast-backed one from Karmann. Now wouldn't that be truly special?

I'll take a Karmann with my lottery win please

9 October 2017

Nice review by Matt Prior. Spot on with explaining the purpose of a super luxury car like the Phantom,

10 October 2017

When will these people finally curb, or better still, kill these proclivities for wretched excess.

10 October 2017

The answer to that naive question has always been never.

10 October 2017

The answer to that naive question has always been never.

10 October 2017

No doubt a marvellous example of anglo-german engineering expertise but could they not have made it a tad prettier and less bombastic at the front? It is just asking for people to call it "The ugly face of capitalism". 

Wilson Laidlaw

10 October 2017

But it still ties up 1/3 of a million pounds, is affected by bad weather, traffic and speed limits and consumes precious resources  - plus it requires someone to drive and maintain it. So it may be the best car, but it may not be the best way of travelling. 

jer

10 October 2017

Is almost inaudible the GoPro Cam mic. Would it be quieter on higher profile tyres like the last one? I found a fault though ....  why a plastic shroud for the steering column ?  It looks better in the video than photos a bit of rake to the design and a more modern face. To me it looks worth it somehow despite the decadence and all the super rich negativity its worth the money for a piece of engineering. Get married in one....

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