Rolls Royce Phantom blue

Rolls-Royce Phantom blue

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a full-sized luxury saloon manufactured by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is the eighth and current generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, debuting in 2017, and the second launched by Rolls-Royce under BMW ownership. It is offered in two wheelbase lengths. This is the current flagship model made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

The Phantom was unveiled by livestream on 27 July 2017.

It made its public debut at a special exhibition Rolls-Royce held in London two days later on 29 July. The event, dubbed “The Great Eight Phantoms”, took place at Bonhams auction house in Mayfair. The exhibition gathered a noteworthy Phantom from each generation, from Fred Astaire’s Phantom I to subsequent models driven by royalty, or made famous by celebrities, including John Lennon’s Romany gypsy wagon-style painted Phantom V.

The Phantom VIII’s styling has been described as an evolution of the Phantom VII’s as it bears most of the design features of its predecessor.

Like its predecessor, the Phantom VIII has a short front overhang and upright front end, a long bonnet and set-back passenger compartment as well as a long wheelbase and a flowing rear end.

It also uses rear-opening “coach doors”. For the first time on a Phantom, Rolls-Royce’s trademark “Parthenon” radiator grille is integrated into the surrounding bodywork.

The Phantom is available in two wheelbase lengths. The short one is the shortest Phantom since at least 1939.

Engine: 6.75 L N74B68 twin-turbocharged V12 (petrol)

Transmission: 8-speed 8HP automatic

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