2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom | new car review

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 by
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom
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  • 2015 Phantom
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  • Exterior
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  • Interior
    Editor: 100%
  • Quality
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  • Features
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  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
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Review Summary:

Rolls-Royce is a brand that is synonymous with luxury, and with the Phantom taking its place as the flagship model in the brand’s line-up, it serves as the epitome of opulence in the motoring realm. While some may argue that the Bentley Mulsanne is a worthy competitor to the Phantom, the 2,670 kgs of magnificence is, quite simply, in a league of its own.

Pros

The has earned its reputation as the epitome of luxury in the automotive world.

Cons

Logically, the Bentley Mulsanne makes more sense as it is more affordable and more powerful.

Looks

Constructed majorly out of aluminium, the 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom is a beauty that pays homage to its ancestors with its iconic grille and various other design elements. While 44,000 choices of colours are available to buyers, body styles are limited to just four; the measly 5,842mm short wheelbase variant, the 6,092mm extended wheelbase version, the 5,612mm , and 5,612mm Drophead .

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom front

Feels

With a plethora of features and virtually any type of leather and wood on offer, the possibility to make your Phantom, truly yours, is something that comes as standard. Welcomed into the cabin with rear coach doors, a low sill height and a flat floor, royalty merely step gracefully into the car, as opposed to climbing in. Illuminated by 800 optic fibres positioned by hand to create the impression of a romantic night sky, the starlit headliner is just one of many things that make a Rolls-Royce, a Rolls-Royce.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom interior

Engineering

In addition to cameras scattered around the exterior of the Phantom and a rotary controller that equips the driver with controls at their fingertips, the picnic tables integrated into the front seatbacks conceal a hidden treasure for rear seat passengers. 12” screens not only allow passengers to watch TV or a DVD, but allow them to send certain information to the driver as well.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom rear

What’s on offer?

To propel the 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom to a 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, the 6.7 litre V12 unit delivers 453 horsepower at 5,450 RPM and 720 Nm of torque at 3,500 RPM. Shooting power through an 8 speed automatic transmission, the Phantom ditches a traditional tachometer for a power reserve dial, which shows the driver how much of the engine’s power is not being used and is available for use. Differentiating the Coupes from their full-length counterparts, is an  ‘S’ button that holds gears longer to improve the rate of acceleration and a specially tuned suspension that allows for a more spirited drive.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom top

Summing it…

Owning a Rolls-Royce is one of many ways to tell the world that you’ve made it, and if it’s the Phantom, that you’ve made it big. While the logical crowd would rush to get their hands on the more powerful and economical Bentley Mulsanne, only those in search of uber luxury know and understand the inexplicable feeling of a Rolls-Royce.

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom side

Specifications

Specifications2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Engine/ Cylinders6.7 litre / V12
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
453 hp @ 5,450 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
720 Nm @ 3,500 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.9 secs
Top speed240 km/h
PriceAED 1,850,000 +

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