The 2018 Rolls Royce marks the launch of the eighth generation of the luxurious palace on wheels.
Rolls Royce is considered the epitome of luxury when it comes to the not-so-affordable cars. The luxury limousine has been launched in two guises in India i.e. a standard wheelbase variant and an extended wheelbase variant. The former retails at a starting price of INR 9.50 crore ex-showroom. The extended wheelbase version of the 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom costs a whopping INR 11.35 crore ex-showroom. These prices are indicative of entry-level variants and the customers get unlimited options of creating their own bespoke Phantom right at the dealership.
2018 Rolls Royce Phantom – Availablity
The 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom has been launched in India. The first car of the limited lot allocated for the nation has gone to a dealership in Chennai as a customer there would’ve pre-ordered it. Every Phantom that is delivered is a bespoke vehicle and from placing in the order to getting the delivery of your limousine actually takes well over 1 year in India.
2018 Rolls Royce Phantom – Specifications
The new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom is based on the company’s new aluminium spaceframe chassis which is claimed to be 30 percent more rigid than its predecessor. The new Phantom has altered in size as well as it’s 77 mm shorter, 8 mm taller and 29 mm wider. While the decrease in length is substantial, the space on the inside has grown further due to measuring taken by the design team. The company calls this ‘Architecture of Luxury’. Rolls Royce is known for its evolutionary design change with the latest generation carrying forward the subtle design cues from its previous generation.
2018 Rolls Royce Phantom – Drivetrain
Powering the new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom is a 6.75-litre V12 engine tuned to produce 563 bhp and 900 Nm of torque. The peak torque os 900 Nm is available right from 1700 rpm pushing this behemoth of a car from standstill to 100 kph in just 5.4 seconds. The motor comes paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that offers satellite-assistance by pre-selecting gears according to the turn or junction ahead.
2018 Rolls Royce Phantom – Exterior Specifications
The changes done to the exterior of the 2018 Rolls Royce phantom includes a larger 24-slat chrome grille, new LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and new design LED tail lights. If you gotta take inspiration to design the most luxurious car on the planet, where do you look? Yachts of course! The exterior features dual-tone colour option inspired by yachts. The iconic suicide doors have been carried over to the current generation as well and can be operated electrically with just the push of a button. Quick fact, Rolls Royce offers 44,000 exterior colour options to choose from.
2018 Rolls Royce Phantom – Interior Specifications
There is absolutely no point in reporting the interiors of the all-new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom as everything from the seat upholstery to the centrepiece to the roof lining to the floor mats can be customised according to your need. In order to retain the tag of the “world’s most silent cabin”, Rolls Royce Phantom gets 6 mm two-layered glazing on all the windows. Apart from the this, the Phantom carries a whopping 130 kg worth of sound insulating materials. The electrical on board have been borrowed from BMW but everything you touch has exclusively Rolls Royce feel to it.
The owners benefit from Rolls Royce’s four-year service package and regional warranty on the Phantom along with 24-hour roadside assistance. Stay tuned for more info on upcoming luxury vehicles.
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