Complete Rolls-Royce Phantom lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a full-size luxury car manufactured and marketed by Rolls-Royce Motors from 1925 until today. A half-million dollar price tag may seem excessive, but the 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom offers the most luxurious interior in the auto industry and the uniqueness that comes with it. Although its exterior maintains a design that has been around for decades, the Phantom's interior is thoroughly up-to-date and luxurious. Indeed, this is a significant part of the past. So, before we go into the most recent Phantom, we thought it would be instructive to revisit and see where it all began in 1925.

History of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom I (1925–1931)

In 1925, Rolls-Royce unveiled the "Silver Ghost," a successor to the 40/50 hp version. The New Phantom was released with a pushrod-operated inline-six cylinder engine. At the time of its introduction, the Phantom I was deemed acceptable as a "Grand Touring" automobile. After just 3,512 were produced, they became highly sought-after collectibles in the twenty-first century.

Engine:

  • 7,668 cc (468 cu in) I6

Rolls-Royce Phantom II (1929–1936)

Rolls-Royce introduced the Phantom II in 1929 after the initial Phantom proved popular. This vehicle's appearance features a tall bonnet and a top that the user can easily remove. There was a small window of time where you could purchase both models at the same time. The Mk2 Phantoms, like the original, were powered by a 7.7L inline-6 engine, but enhancements were made for the second generation. However, while the chassis was different, the underlying platform was unchanged. The engine was attached to the 4-speed manual gearbox using bolts. Rolls-Royce Phantom II rolling chassis production moved to Rolls-Royce's Derby factory, a change from earlier models.

Engine:

  • 7668 cc I6

Rolls-Royce Phantom III (1936–1939)

When World War II broke out, Rolls-Royce ceased production of the Phantom, and the final roll was given to its buyer six years after it was completed, two years after the war ended. This Phantom model was the first of its kind to offer a V12 motor. In addition, the company did not use that particular engine until after 1998. The final Phantom of this generation was handed to its owner in 1947 after a production run of only 727 rolling chassis. The V12 engine displaced 7.33L and included two distributors, 24 spark plugs, and two coils made of aluminum alloy. Several companies, including several of the ones mentioned in the Mk 2 Phantom entry above, bodied the model.

Engine:

  • 7338 cc (447 cubic inches) V12

Rolls-Royce Phantom IV (1950–1956)

During World War II, Rolls-Royce put the Phantom series on hold. Later, in the 1950s, with the introduction of Phantom IV, production resumed. Only royals and nobles were given access to the small quantity of Phantom IVs produced. Coachbuilders were still necessary for the exterior work. A robust V8 motor powered these special edition vehicles.

Engine:

  • 5.7L I8 (gasoline)
  • 6.5L I8 (gasoline) 

Rolls-Royce Phantom V (1959–1968)

There were many updates to the Rolls-Royce Phantom throughout the 1960s. The Phantom V was a cutting-edge vehicle reimagined from the ground up. This generation, the first production vehicle to use the brand's new front fascia with quad headlights, was released to the public. Additionally, this generation's vehicles came standard with power-assisted steering and drum brakes. The V8 engine and hydromatic automatic gearbox were kept hidden under the hood.

Engine:

  • 6,230 cc Rolls-Royce V8

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI (1968–1990)

In the same year that the previous generation's production ended, the Phantom entered its sixth generation. However, it was still available as a rolling chassis that required the expertise of a coach builder to complete. Mulliner Park Ward built most 374 units produced over its 22-year existence. The previous Phantom had a 6.23L V8 engine. However, this was increased to a 6.75L unit for the sixth generation. In addition to being the final Rolls-Royce to feature a different chassis, the business's ownership change to Vickers plc during the production of the sixth Phantom is arguably its most notable feature.

Engine:

  • 6.2L (380 cubic inch) Rolls-Royce V8 (1968–1978)
  • 6.75L (412 cubic inch) Rolls-Royce V8 (1979–1990)

Rolls-Royce Phantom VII (2003–2017)

The Phantom VII was developed to conform to current vehicle safety and performance standards. The debut lineup included a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan, and a drophead. People still prefer personalized, hand-finished products to mass-produced ones, even with all the technological advances. The "Spirit of Ecstasy" emblem, an internationally recognized symbol, was outfitted with a retractable function. The vehicle was propelled by a 6.75L V12 engine and featured a double-wishbone suspension and an 8-speed automated transmission. In 2013, Phantom VII got a makeover that included a new radiator grille and LED lights. The rear bumpers and the dashboard inside were also updated in this refresh.

Engine:

  • 6.75L N73B68 V12 (petrol)    

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé (2007–2016)

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé premiered at the 2007 North American International Auto Show on January 7 in Detroit, Michigan. It is a luxury grand tourer. It is based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom from 2003 and takes heavy aesthetic cues from the 100EX concept car unveiled in 2004 to mark the company's centennial. Its $533,000 price tag made it the most expensive Rolls-Royce model that year. The 2012 Summer Olympics' closing ceremony featured the utilization of several Drophead Coupés. Two hundred fifty-three Drophead Coupés were sold in its first year on the market (2007).

Engines:

  • V12 6,749 cc (412 cu in)

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé (2008–2016)

On March 6, 2008, the Rolls-Royce Phantom launched the Rolls-Royce Coupé at the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Rolls-Royce revealed the 100EX prototype in 2004 to mark the company's centennial, while the 2003 Phantom serves as the basis for the 100EX's platform and design inspiration. The V12 in the Phantom Coupe is the same 6.75L (412 cu in) unit featured in the rest of the Phantom lineup. It was built without supporting pillars in the body, giving it a genuine 2-door hardtop in the style of the wildly popular American hardtops of the 1960s. In 22 years, this is the first Rolls-Royce coupe.

Engine:

  • 6.75 L V12

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII (2017–present)

In 2017, Rolls-Royce unveiled the eighth generation Phantom to raise the bar for all other luxury automobiles worldwide. The latest Phantom was designed from the ground up to accommodate the weight and dimension needs of a wide range of future Rolls-Royce models, such as those with different engines, traction, and control mechanisms. The Phantom VIII sports a much lighter and more solid chassis than its predecessor. The luxurious giant is powered by a refined V12 engine optimized to produce more torque at lower RPMs, resulting in less noise.

Price

For the 2022 model year, Rolls-Royce retails the Rolls-Royce Phantom with an estimated MSRP of $460,000 for the Sedan variant, rising to $537,500 for the Extended Wheelbase variant.

  • Sedan - $460,000
  • Extended Wheelbase - $537,500

Features of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Exterior Features

The 2022 Phantom is an improvement above its predecessor and demands even greater deference. In case you didn't see it on the previous Phantom, the Spirit of Ecstasy hood mascot has been moved up half an inch and placed atop the new, incorporated Pantheon grille. The coach-style rear doors and two-tone paint options are signature Rolls touches. LED headlights with washers, massive 21-inch wheels, and automatic door closers are just a few of the features. The largest wheels we provide are 22 inches in diameter.

Interior Features

The 2022 Phantom is an improvement over its predecessor and demands even greater deference. In case you didn't see it on the previous Phantom, the Spirit of Ecstasy hood mascot has been moved up half an inch and placed atop the new, incorporated Pantheon grille. The coach-style rear doors and two-tone paint options are signature Rolls touches. LED headlights with washers, massive 21-inch wheels, and automatic door closers are just a few of the features. The largest wheels we provide are 22 inches in diameter.

Standard Features

  • Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Soft-Closing Doors
  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Power-Adjustable Seats
  • Massage Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Power Trunk Lid
  • Driver's Seat Memory System
  • Power-Adjustmentable Steering Column
  • Rear Compartment Curtains
  • Rear Ventilated Seats
  • Elevated Footrests
  • Front/Rear Parking Sensors
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Shooting Star Headliner
  • Fiber Optic Tracks
  • Shooting Star Version

Infotainment Features

  • Digital Driver's Display
  • 10.25-Inch Color Display Controls
  • Satellite Radio
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Ports
  • 18 Speakers
  • Rear Theater Configuration
  • Two Electronically Deployable Rear 12-Inch Screens

Safety Features

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • ABS/EBD Braking
  • LED Headlights
  • Hill Holder Function
  • Front/Rear Parking Sensors
  • Eight Airbags
  • Including Side-Curtain Airbags
  • Driver-Assist Technologies
  • 360-Degree Camera System
  • Front/Rear Parking Sensors
  • Head-up Display
  • Night Vision
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • High-Beam Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning

Specs and Performance of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Phantom excels at effortless flight that requires only light adjustments to the speed and control. Being swept around like a soft pillow is an insult, so just go with it. The Rolls-Royce Phantom is only available with one powertrain option, but that's all the powertrain it requires. The V12's 6.75L  displacement and two turbochargers produce robust outputs of 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed automatic gearbox transfers power to the back wheels. With turbocharging, the Phantom's reduced torque is significantly increased, allowing it to make quiet, powerful progress with very light throttle applications. The eight-speed ZF automatic transmission functions invisibly. The 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 kph) in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph (249 kph). Dimension-wise, the Rolls-Royce Phantom measures 5,762 mm (226.9 in) long, 2,018 mm (79.4 in) wide, and 1,646 mm (64.8 in) high. Its wheelbase measures 3,552 mm (139.8 in) and has a curb weight of 5,644 lbs (2,560 kg).

Release Date

Rolls-Royce has been producing the Phantom model since its introduction in 1925. It is currently in its 2022 model year (eighth generation).