Rolls-Royce Phantom 2013: The queen is dead, long live the queen
As published in the 2013 Automobile Guide
The creation of the 1st contemporary Phantom is intimately linked to the revival of the automotive brand noblest and most prestigious. This is the feat has managed BMW following acquiring in 1998 the rights to the name Rolls-Royce. Ten years following the beginnings of the most spectacular, impressive and convincing statement of opulence on 4 wheels, right here is a 1st Evolution. The monumental Phantom starts the second decade of his young reign with unmatched majesty and several refinements and retouching below the name Series II. It remains, having said that, without having a doubt, the far more deeply and resolutely British German vehicles.
This time, the new Phantom Series II is accessible for the launch of 4 release: sedan in present version or the extended wheelbase, the Drophead Coupe and convertible Cup. It would be exaggerated to speak of a second generation for the Phantom for the reason that the modifications which have been produced do not touch the structure itself. The 4 models are normally constructed about the very same frame which is formed of far more than 200 aluminum casing flows which is then welded by extrusion. The manufacture of each and every Phantom also needs far more than 450 hours of function supplied by thirty men and women to the Goodwood plant in England.
Muscle, heart, shape,
A novelty for the saloon of the new seri: an optional group consisting of reinforcing and firmer suspension struts, a thicker steering wheel rim, visible tailpipes and a linear braking, to conduct a far more dynamic . Excellent for the owner of a Phantom that does not intend to leave the driving to a chauffeur. At least not normally.
The engine is a direct injection atmospheric V12 six.7 liter generating 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. Sufficient to take the cup and convertible to 100 km / h in five.eight seconds, and sedans in one particular and two tenths of a second longer, respectively. all the very same vehicles that we speak weigh 560 to 670 kg and the elongated sedan is far more than six meters. crucial detail, 10% of V12 consumption was decreased and it was this couple has a automatic transmission ZF eight-speed and a new differential.
The most apparent adjust, at 1st glance the eye, is the adoption of new shells a tiny significantly less majestic, flanked by rectangular headlamps that swivel LED has curved and whose beam fits. The frame that surrounds the grille versions Coupe and Drophead Coupe is now one particular piece and you can get it tinged release. This softened face serious and significantly less grandiose new Phantom truly brings them closer to their sister”s Ghost, a tiny smaller sized, inexpensive sedan that knows significantly good results considering the fact that its launch in 2010. The rear bumper has also sedans been redrawn but we got mistaken.
On behalf of luxury without having limits
It is having said that inside these traveling exhibitions that are beneficially Phantom the editing and novelties are the most crucial and several are aimed at the update in terms of connectivity and technologies. The new major manage screen is now off pretty much 9 inches and surrounding softkeys. A single can see the 3-dimensional maps of the new navigation program and the pictures developed by the cameras to be constructed in front and behind, such as a peripheral view has a straight back and a view that gives mobile benchmarks indicating the trajectory of these Majesties man? parking out.
The excellent wheel that Chrome supplies access in between other menus of unique systems is a version of the dreaded iDrive interface BMW. The buttons which it is surrounded enable more quickly access to unique functions but very good luck anyway very good luck or has your driver … Meanwhile, you may well appreciate the new help for your ordiphone or download music files from the masses significant difficult drive.
The new upholstery of the seats has fewer grooves and notes was the back seat of 18 mm to present these who take up a much better view of the emblem Spirit of Ecstasy that stands at the forefront of the extended hood. At the back, also is entitled henceforth two far more screens with cinema configuration. But what will attract the consideration of a sturdy majority of Phantom purchasers, it is primarily the chance to customize hers pretty much to infinity.
Its craftsmen for instance spends more than 40 hours and makes use of eleven unique shades of thread to 2000 stitches that have added the image of a falcon on the headrest of a Phantom. Other populair specialty: the 600 strands of fiber that mimic a starry sky on the roof of your Phantom. Nicely, we believe a prospective client that such an accessory could recall a current periple in space!