2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, right alongside the Phantom Sedan . Just like the sedan version, the coupe has also received a few cosmetic updates, as well as a series of engine updates to help improve fuel economy.

This is the first update the Phantom Coupe has received ever since its official launch back in 2007. The model has made such an impression on the market, Rolls Royce decided to keep the car’s essence and only make a few changes here and there. Exterior changes include a single piece grille surround, presenting a smoother, more contemporary front end that arch into sculpted front wings, the usual redesigned bumpers, and a new set of full LED headlights.

Powering this luxurious coupe is the same 6.75-liter V12 that produces 453 HP, however, fuel consumption has been improved by 10%.

UPDATE 03/08/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II.

Exterior and Interior

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

Just like the sedan version, the coupe features the famous Rolls Royce Pantheon grille, as well as a re-designed front bumper and new rectangular light apertures. Rolls Royce has also added a single piece grille surround, presenting a smoother, more contemporary front end that arch into sculpted front wings. Customers will have to choose between three new wheels, including painted, part-polished, and polished, with sizes going up to 21" - the largest fitted as standard to any production car.

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

The coupe version still won’t offer the same rear room as the sedan, but it will combine the highest quality wood, chrome, and leather. The car gets a new chrome controller, discreetly hidden within the center console and rear-center arm rests when not in use. A larger 8.8-inch control center now features 3D maps with landscape topography that will provide better guidance on long journeys. All models now feature improved interfaces and interaction with wireless technology.

Engine

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe retains its usual 6.75-liter V12 that produces 453 HP at 5,350 rpm and 531 lb-ft of torque - delivered between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in just 5.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to 155 mph.

The engine is mated to a new 8-speed auto ZF-gearbox, electronically controlled to manage the extraordinary power delivered by the V12 power plant. This new transmission helps reduce fuel economy by about 10%.

Rolls Royce has also added double-wishbone front suspensions featuring optimized mounts to minimize vibrations through the steering wheel.

Prices

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

Prices for the new Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II will be announced closer to its market launch.

Competition

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

The main competitor for the new Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II is the Bentley Continental GT. The Continental GT is powered by a 6.0 liter W12 powertrain that delivers a total of 567 HP and 700 NM/516 lb-ft of torque. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 198 mph.

Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II
LOVE IT
  • Improved appearance
  • New technology
  • New transmission
LEAVE IT
  • No updates made to the engine

22 comments:

It looks vintage even on the interior. Out of all the Rolls Royce cars, I think this is the least luxurious.

I actually don’t see how it has improved on its appearance. That is not a bad thing, nevertheless; the retrospective image is soothing.

I actually don’t see how it has improved on its appearance. That is not a bad thing, nevertheless; the retrospective image is soothing.

I actually don’t see how it has improved on its appearance. That is not a bad thing, nevertheless; the retrospective image is soothing.

Getting yourself a car like Rolls Royce is almost like you’re a rich person that has a lot of girls around. I only see this brand in music videos.

It creates a nostalgic ambiance on the inside. However, looking at it from the outside (side view), it looks plain and dull. Furthermore, the only update it has for five long years is the 10 percent reduction of its fuel consumption?

I’m not a fan of Rolls Royce although they are known for their luxury cars. Moreover, if I’m going to buy this car, I hope that the driving seat is located on the left.

The facelift created a more phantom effect on the car. So with that, I can say Rolls Royce has done a good job. Additionally, the performance is also wicked.

It looks so elegant and luxurious. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I just came to realize, most of the elegant and luxurious cars I’ve seen like limos seems to all have similar grills.

What happen to the headlights? It looks like no power to light on. It’s very lifeless to look at. I hope that they could do few changes on its exterior looks especially the headlights.

I wonder why Rolls Royce called this coupe a “phantom”. However, the design gives the car a aggressive look. There are minor changes made with this new generation of Phantom coupe such as the headlights.

The concept and facelifts they have made was great, but the headlight seems lifeless. Why don’t they try the new LED lamps in their headlamps to have a brighter output. I’m sure that this will be more attractive if they do so.

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