Rolls Royce. The absolute pinnacle of luxury, comfort and status. Since 1906, Rolls Royce Motor Cars has held the absolute highest standards of any automaker. Rolls Royce Motor Cars are just stunning.
Walking into a Rolls Royce showroom is the thing of dreams. Rolls Royce has everything a certain way, from the small trees to the cut-marble floors. The sun pokes through the door and glass onto the tan overlay of the floors and walls. It’s a warm place to be, even in the winter.
I love the atmosphere and the extravagance that Rolls Royce puts into their cars and their presentation. Rolls Royce truly knows how to make their customers and their cars feel special.
The Rolls Royce Phantom is “The signature Rolls-Royce, the essence of the marque”. The Phantom is one of Rolls’ most sought-after machines, and starts at just over a cool, clean $417,000.
The last Rolls Royce Phantom mark VII rolled off the line just months ago, which means we should be seeing the mark VIII very soon. The new sedan has a lot to live up to, bearing the Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy, and being the next rendition of Rolls Royce Phantom bears its own kind of stature to live up to.
They are already cooking up the new 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom, though. We’ve seen some spy shots of the updated model, but I’m sure you know that the new car will carry over many things we’ve seen from Rolls Royce for over 100 years.
The Specs-2017 Rolls Royce Phantom:
|Vehicle Type:||Luxury Sedan|
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|Base Price:||$400,000 (est.)|
The Exterior-2017 Rolls Royce Phantom:
Historically, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been a huge, boxy sedan. That might sound like a bad thing, but the classic style of the Phantom makes it legendary in any form.
The Phantom has always retained a very classic style (really, really classic) and had fantastic modern amendments. The mark seven was a beautiful machine and early examples still are, so a lot of timeless elements will be transferring over.
The leaked shots of the 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom reveal a sedan that still holds true to the Rolls Royce formula, but adds in some new but equally cool elements.
The front end of the 2017 Phantom gets some different fascia including some cool slash elements in the front bumper and a new headlight design.
Rolls looks like they’re keeping the traditional waterfall grille on the Phantom, which is the right way to go.
From the looks of things, the front end looks a but more sharp-angled than the previous car, which looks great.
The side profile looks largely unchanged from the mark seven model, which is also fine. The thing is absolutely massive as well. The mark seven was 230 inches long, so it’s within reason to suspect the mark eight will be at least the same size; If not longer.
The rear end of the 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom is largely the same as the 2016 model as well. However, the tail lights look like they are now hollowed out and make use of LED lights. A good, updated look.
Overall, the 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom is a beautiful car, and we don’t know much about it yet. Without doubt, it will be the most extravagant looking Phantom ever. With a splash of modern complexity.
The Interior-2017 Rolls Royce Phantom:
The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions a Rolls Royce interior are those star lights that you can get as an option on the ceiling.
This star light ceiling insert is a $10,000 – $12,000 option on every Rolls Royce. Not exactly an economic choice, but the Phantom could always provide that extra touch of extreme luxury.
The interior of the 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom will be much of what we see in the 2016 mark seven model.
Only the finest, most beautiful wood inlays contrasted by lovely aluminum and the highest quality leather.
Rolls Royce interiors aren’t as flashy and don’t have as extravagant displays as we see in the case of new Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans, but that’s not what Rolls Royce customers are looking for.
The climate control system is top notch, and controlled by dials within the center console. The infotainment is a screen and system we see in BMW’s (which makes sense, since BMW owns Rolls Royce Motor Cars) which is interesting, since a similar system to what is in my 3 series is in a Phantom. Obviously the system is a bit reworked to fit the Rolls as a $400,000 vehicle.
The back seat will always be the place to be though. The most perfectly cushioned ride on the planet is available in the Rolls Royce Phantom. The 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom should feature back seat luxury like none before, with reclining, massaging seats and tray tables in front to get some work done on the go.
The Performance-2017 Rolls Royce Phantom:
Rolls Royce always packs in massive engines from V12’s to W16’s in their Motor Cars. These engines are always hand made, and feature upwards of 600 horsepower and 600 pound feet of torque.
This might sound like a lot of power for a luxury sedan, but the engines are so massive because they work the smoothest.
The larger the engine, V12 or W16, the smoother the engine can operate. Which means that the 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom will feel like riding in a cloud with 600 horsepower.
The Phantom can pick up some good pace though, so don’t think that the 2017 Phantom will just be a heavy piece of metal.
The suspension will be super soft to glide over pot holes like nothing, and to keep occupants nice and comfy.
Sum It Up:
The 2017 Rolls Royce Phantom has some big shoes to fill, but if anyone’s going to do it, the Brits (owned by the German’s) will be the ones to do it.
I think the car looks very promising, and seems like it has all the ingredients. I’m most excited for what kind of technology and interesting features Rolls will pack in.