2009 Rolls Royce Phantom | new car review

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 by

The year 2004 saw the resurgence of the brand under the guidance of the new owners BMW.

When the Phantom rolled-out into the public and professional view there was the very loud sound of the world’s collective jaws hitting the floor.

BMW pulled out all the stops with the Phantom, available in both sedan and form, so you can expect the very best of the best, from the ground up. Starting with the lightweight aluminium chassis that puts to good use the metal and fabrication techniques usually reserved for the aircraft industry.

Both light and strong; the state-of-the-art underpinnings that begin with every Phantom make possible the car’s vast size, without incurring huge weight penalties.

2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Collection

There is a very refined petrol engine under that lengthy bonnet and behind that legendary 
hood ornament and tall, stately front 
grille.

The BMW-derived V12 makes 453bhp and a 719Nm of torque, and pulling as minimal weight as the vast bulk will allow actually returns some fairly decent performance figures that belie the Phantom’s behemoth bulk.

The big Roller will actually hit 100kph in just 5.9-seconds, which is well into the sort of performance figures usually reserved for some of the quickest cars in the world – and none of these super-quick cars can even get close to the sort of wonderful luxury found within the Phantom’s cavernous interior space.

 

 

2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Opening the weighty, suicide-hinged rear doors reveals soft leather and polished wood absolutely everywhere, and all the electronics and gizmos you could ever think of, and some that you can’t. The rear seating area can be specified as either a large, sofa-esque bench seat or two separate but equally large and comfortable individual seats for those that want to completely control their own seating environment at the touch of a button.

Every luxury is catered for whilst the hand-built nature of the Phantom means that the lucky owners can pretty much custom-design the interiors for themselves with massive choices of leather, metal and wood finishes. The sky really is the limit with the , one of the most ultimately exclusive and beautifully crafted automobiles on the planet.

2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Specification

Body TypeEngine (litres)Power (bhp)Torque (Nm)Transmission
Sedan / Coupe6.8453719A

Price Range (AED) 1,500,000–2,000,000

 

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