2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII High Resolution Exterior
- image 725018
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    8-Speed ZF
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    563
  • Torque @ RPM:
    663
  • Displacement:
    6.75 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    475000
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

Does it rewrite the definition of luxury?

If there was ever an automaker that had a flagship model lead the way to success, that would be Rolls-Royce, riding on the magic carpet ride that has been the Phantom. With roots that predate World War II and an illustrious history that was only put on hold for a short period of time between 1939 and 1950 due to the second World War, the Phantom is one of the longest-running models in automotive history. It has always been the epitome of luxury, even when the very first model that took the streets by storm back in 1925. Over the years, the Phantom has seen a total of seven generational shifts with the most recent happening for the 2018 model year. The new Phantom VIII debuts with a fairly fresh look, an all-new aluminum architecture, and an all-new 6.75-liter, turbocharged, V-12. The 2018 Phantom also takes a huge step into the modern era with a new digital instrument cluster, updated infotainment system, and night vision, among other things.

And, if that’s not good enough for you, this baby even has “The Gallery,” which is a new take on the dashboard that allows customers to specify what works of art they want displayed inside the vehicle on the upper dash. If that doesn’t redefine luxury, nothing ever will. That new V-12 delivers a cool 563 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, so there’s plenty of power to go with that luxury as well. With that in mind, it’s time for us to take a much deeper look into the new Phantom VIII, so let’s get to it, starting first with something that can’t be ignored – it’s unique and illustrious history.

 

Latest Rolls-Royce Phantom news and reviews:

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom by Mansory

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom by Mansory

Supreme Rolls-Royce opulence festooned with the power of Mansory

I am about to tell you about the Rolls-Royce Phantom garnished with decorative pieces by Mansory and then jeweled by an effortless push of 602 thoroughbreds. It is Mansory’s way of going above and beyond. Above and beyond anything one may consider customary, appropriate, or even becoming. It is as bizarre as Halloween cosplay and as exquisite as a ball gown. It is controversy in understanding, and harmony in dissonance. It is the Rolls-Royce Phantom by Mansory.

I would argue that gliding through the atmosphere, carried by a swoosh of hot air, is as close to freedom as one may get. Such a dignified spectacle can be almost recreated on the roads as well. Riding in the back seats of the Rolls-Royce Phantom is more comfortable for sure, but the sheer exquisiteness of its cabin pursued by a definite insulation from the outside world is as equally liberating as gliding, although fundamentally opposite in its execution. That is what Rolls-Royce is all about - being as free as a bird, but in a way, some may even call profligacy.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom by Masonry is profligate and lecherous. But it is impeccable and irresistible much the same.

Read more
It Looks Like North Korea's Kim Jong Un Swapped his Mercedes for a New Rolls-Royce Phantom

It Looks Like North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Swapped his Mercedes for a New Rolls-Royce Phantom

North Korea’s leader knows how to ride in style

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known to have a taste for fancy luxury cars, and it appears that his latest ride is none other than a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Kim arrived at his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the luxury sedan — eagle-eyed observers saw the Rolls-Royce logo on the car’s wheel center caps — prompting speculation that the North Korean president has a new ride to go along with the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman Grand armored limousine that he used during his summit with his South Koran counterpart, Moon Jae-in, earlier this year.

Read more
Rolls-Royce's Privacy Suite Ensures That Nobody Bothers You When You're Inside the EW Phantom

Rolls-Royce’s Privacy Suite Ensures That Nobody Bothers You When You’re Inside the EW Phantom

This is privacy done Rolls-Royce style

Rolls-Royce has revealed its new Privacy Suite feature for the new extended-wheelbase version of the Phantom luxury limousine. The Privacy Suite is a new feature that lets occupants of the extended-wheelbase Phantom prevent the driver and the front passenger from seeing what is happening in the rear of the car, ensuring that occupants can enjoy moments of privacy and luxury all to themselves. The unveiling of the Privacy Suite took place at the Chengdu Motor Show.

Read more
Rolls-Royce is Bringing An Army of Special Edition Models to Monterey Car Week

Rolls-Royce is Bringing An Army of Special Edition Models to Monterey Car Week

Four different versions of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan will lead the pack

Rolls-Royce is bringing four different versions of the Cullinan to Monterey Car Week as part of the luxury SUV’s public debut in the U.S. All four versions of the Cullinan will sport different paint jobs. They’ll also be joined by a handful of special edition Rolls-Royce models, including the Umbra Black Badge, the Paradiso, and Nebula Collections. All three collections feature Dawn, Ghost, and Wraith models, though the Dawn will be showcased as an exclusive model, called the Dawn Black Badge Adamas Collection. The luxury automaker will also bring a one-off Phantom that’s earmarked for Rolls-Royce enthusiast Michael Fux.

Read more
YouTube Star's $80,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom Has A Few Problems With It

YouTube Star’s $80,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom Has A Few Problems With It

The cost of repairs could exceed the amount he paid for the whole car

The host of YouTube channel Hoovies Garage found himself in the news a few days ago after he took the ultimate leap of faith in buying a 13-year old Rolls-Royce Phantom for a tidy sum of $80,000. On the one hand, a Phantom that costs below $100,000 is a bargain find. On the other hand, an $80,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom is priced so low for a reason, or a few reasons. It didn’t take long for those reasons to come to light.

Read more
Rolls Royce Brings Three Unique Phantoms at the Geneva Motor Show

Rolls Royce Brings Three Unique Phantoms at the Geneva Motor Show

Already sold to wealthy customers

It’s been six months since Rolls-Royce unveiled the latest-generation Phantom, and the British carmaker is bringing three bespoke models to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. All three cars were commissioned by customers, and all will remain unique. As usual, they come with fancy names and fancy descriptions. The only regular wheelbase model is called The Gentleman’s Tourer, while the extended wheelbase versions are dubbed Whispered Muse and A Moment in Time.

Read more
Breaking News: Groundhogs Love Rolls-Royce

Breaking News: Groundhogs Love Rolls-Royce

Yup! It’s official

Who would have thought that those furry little ground dwellers would even have a preference of car? You would think that something like a Chevy Cruz, Ford Focus, or even a Mazda3 would be good enough. Even an Acura or a Lexus would have been more expected, but nope – that isn’t the case at all. As it turns out, Groundhogs are madly in love with Rolls-Royce vehicles. More specifically, the Rolls-Royce Phantom. As you can see from the images above, this groundhog, who asked to remain anonymous, is madly in love with the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

We’re unsure of the backstory here, or why our anonymous friend seems to love that Phantom so much, but he sure did spend plenty of time walking around underneath it, rubbing against the tire, and even considered building himself a den inside the engine bay. Don’t worry folks; he’s a bachelor, so there’s no chance of his offspring getting caught up in the cooling fans by mistake.

Okay, the truth is that we don’t know who the groundhog was or what he was doing there, but what do you think? We received these images along with a batch of Phantom photos and couldn’t help but spread the word about this little guy’s interest in one of the world’s best luxury cars. Is he friend or is he foe? Was he just curious? Check out the few shots we have of this little guy below, then let us know your opinion in the comments section.

Read more
Three Awesome Shooting Brakes We Need to Have Now!

Three Awesome Shooting Brakes We Need to Have Now!

Ferrari, Bentley and Rolls-Royce should get to work ASAP!

I’ve been a big fan of station wagons ever since I was a little boy. They just seem fascinating back then. Now, they’re just practical, and some of them are actually pretty. And that’s enough to get me going. But as much as I like wagons, it’s the shooting brakes that get me really excited. It makes sense, considering they’re everything a wagon is, but with a sleeker design. Unfortunately, there aren’t many around. Porsche did launch the Panamera Sport Turismo recently, but other than that, there are only three options available: the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, the CLA Shooting Brake, and the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. The Mercs aren’t even available in the United States, while the Ferrari is awfully expensive.

All told, carmakers need to build more shooting brakes! Preferably affordable ones.

Not going to happen anytime soon, right? The problem is, even if it happens, it’s more likely to get shooting brakes from premium companies. Just look at the one that already exists. But hey, I’m not picky. I can always buy a Volvo 1800ES or a Reliant Scimitar GTE if I want to own a shooting brake without selling my kidneys. But I have a short list of cars that could become cool shooting brakes, and they all come with renderings provided by X-Tomi Design. Let’s check them out below.

Continue reading for the full story.

Read more
Budget Direct Renders 9 Everyday Cars With F1 Style

Budget Direct Renders 9 Everyday Cars With F1 Style

Big aero, big rubber, track-ready and looking mean

We love it when we get our hands on a fresh batch of renderings. Sometimes, it’s lifelike speculation on some hotly anticipated next-gen model, while other times, it’s an imaginative mash-up of the unexpected. This particular set of renderings (nine of ‘em total) falls firmly into the latter category, mixing everyday rides like the Toyota Prius and classic Ford Mustang with the styling cues inspired by Formula 1. The images come courtesy of our friends over at Budget Direct, and long story short, we think they look awesome.

Of course, this opens up possibilities to a whole range of F1-themed rides. Never before has a Smart car looked so good, or a Jeep looked so quick, or a Prius looked so desirable. Of course, there are a few sports cars tossed in for good measure, like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, and Subaru WRX, all of which make the transition into the world of high-performance a little more easily. Read on for a breakdown on each, and don’t forget to post your favorite in the comments below, plus your suggestions for other street models that need the F1-treatment.

Continue reading for the full story.

Read more
2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Everything you get in the massive Phantom, but with a sportier stance

Introduced in 2007, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe marked the return of the company’s flagship convertible after a five-year hiatus, with the Corniche V having been discontinued in 2002. Based on the massive Phantom sedan, which was retired in 2016, the Drophead Coupe was also laid to rest after some nine years on the market. With the brand-new Phantom VIII in the spotlight, it’s time to talk about the next-generation Drophead Coupe, which could be less a couple of years away.

Much like its predecessor, the upcoming Drophead Coupe will use the underpinnings and technology found in the sedan. It will also borrow most design features, so now that we’re familiar with the Phantom, it’s safe to say that the Drophead Coupe isn’t much of a mystery. Thanks to a rendering provided by Xtomi, we can also have a closer look at the car long before it goes into production. Find out everything you need to know about the next-generation Phantom Drophead Coupe in our speculative review below.

Update 8/22/2017: After speaking with Gerry Spahn, the Head of Communications for Rolls-Royce here in the U.S., we have to report that there will be no Phantom Drophead Coupe derived from the Phantom VIII. Read our special update section below to learn more about it.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Read more
You Can Now Configure The Rolls-Royce Phantom Of Your Dreams

You Can Now Configure The Rolls-Royce Phantom Of Your Dreams

I played around with Rolls-Royce’s new online configurator for the next-gen Phantom and this is what came out of it

Online configurators are a beautiful thing. They serve a variety of functions for a variety of people. Those who have the finances to actually buy the things they create in these configurators can get really personal with their soon-to-be prized acquisitions. But for the rest of us, online configurators are about the closest thing we can have to our very own models without actually paying for them in the end. This is important because Rolls-Royce just launched an online configurator for the all-new, eighth-generation Phantom luxury sedan, and as you can expect, I went crazy with it.

While it’s true that there are certain elements about the all-new Phantom that will be consistent among all models – the bespoke all-aluminum platform and the equally new twin-turbo 6.75-liter V-12 engine being two of them – the rest of it is up to the buyer’s imagination. The automaker did say that when it comes to the new Phantom, you don’t end up buying one; you commission one. Notwithstanding the sentiment that Rolls’ position is far easier said than done, the new online configurator does give us the freedom to personalize our very own Phantoms the way we see fit. Nothing is going to come out of it other than personal gratification, but it is a very cool and exciting exercise nonetheless. In light of that, I went ahead and played around with the online configurator, the results of which you can see below.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Read more
Pops' Rants: The New Rolls-Royce Phantom Is Already 10 Years Old

Pops’ Rants: The New Rolls-Royce Phantom Is Already 10 Years Old

Everyone seems to be lazy this week

And how are you folks doing this week? I gotta tell you, last week was rough with all that Mercedes X-Class jazz. And awkward and funny at the same time with reports that Jeep is doing better than FCA. And just when I thought that I would take a break from writing this week, Rolls-Royce launched the new Phantom. The NEW Phantom. With new everything. Except for the design. Have you seen it? Well, if not, have a look at the old Phantom because they’re basically identical. Remember how a while back I said that some at Rolls-Royce must be smoking pot at the office? The new Phantom is proof of that.

Seriously now, I wish this was some sort of prank, but April 1st is... ermmm... seven months way? What’s Rolls-Royce thinking? And what with the Pagani Zonda Fanstasma Evo that just broke cover? Wasn’t the Zonda discontinued years ago? And, why would Jaguar waste a more powerful V-8 engine on an XJR that doesn’t have an "SVR" badge? Yup, that’s what’s bugging me today, and it’s exactly what we’ll discuss below. So grab a cup of something and read on.

Continue reading for the full story.

Read more

Latest Videos:

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Does it rewrite the definition of luxury?

If there was ever an automaker that had a flagship model lead the way to success, that would be Rolls-Royce, riding on the magic carpet ride that has been the Phantom. With roots that predate World War II and an illustrious history that was only put on hold for a short period of time between 1939 and 1950 due to the second World War, the Phantom is one of the longest-running models in automotive history. It has always been the epitome of luxury, even when the very first model that took the streets by storm back in 1925. Over the years, the Phantom has seen a total of seven generational shifts with the most recent happening for the 2018 model year. The new Phantom VIII debuts with a fairly fresh look, an all-new aluminum architecture, and an all-new 6.75-liter, turbocharged, V-12. The 2018 Phantom also takes a huge step into the modern era with a new digital instrument cluster, updated infotainment system, and night vision, among other things.

And, if that’s not good enough for you, this baby even has “The Gallery,” which is a new take on the dashboard that allows customers to specify what works of art they want displayed inside the vehicle on the upper dash. If that doesn’t redefine luxury, nothing ever will. That new V-12 delivers a cool 563 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, so there’s plenty of power to go with that luxury as well. With that in mind, it’s time for us to take a much deeper look into the new Phantom VIII, so let’s get to it, starting first with something that can’t be ignored – it’s unique and illustrious history.

Read more
Rolls-Royce Reveals Next-Gen Phantom VIII

Rolls-Royce Reveals Next-Gen Phantom VIII

Your new four-wheeled luxury suite has arrived

The Phantom has been around for almost a century now, first seeing the light of day back in 1925. Since it was first introduced, the Phantom has been the conveyance of choice for high-profile business people, politicians, influential musicians, and other folks who are simply better than you. The seventh-generation model saw a debut in 2003 as the first new Roller under BMW ownership, and now, there’s a follow-up called the Phantom VIII. Revealed at Bonhams Auction House in London, the British make rolled out the New Phantom in a livestream event this afternoon, while also plugging a new exhibition on the nameplate that includes a few particularly noteworthy examples, including the Queen’s Phantom VI, Fred Astaire’s Phantom I, and John Lennon’s Phantom V, among others. Standout features for the new VIII include an updated exterior style, a new turbocharged V-12 engine, a fresh architecture, and a cabin space that puts a suite at the Four Seasons to shame.

But of course it does, right? Rolls-Royce is proudly continuing the tradition of labeling the Phantom as “The Best Car in the World,” so above and beyond simple excess isn’t just possible – it’s a necessity. This is a machine that exudes power and presence, a rolling statement that declares supremacy over one’s environment. Read on for the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII.

Read more
Get Ready! The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is Coming

Get Ready! The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is Coming

The long-running nameplate is set to shine bright at the “Eight Great Phantoms” event

In case you’ve been sleeping, or missed our history piece on the Rolls-Royce Phantom, you should know that one of the world’s most iconic luxury cars just recently celebrated its 90th birthday in 2015, if you don’t count the time from 1939 to 1950 when Rolls-Royce was shut down due to the war. Over its long and illustrious history, it has changed dramatically, keeping with the times and always taking luxury one step further. The most recent generation, the Phantom VII, has been around since 2003 and was in production until 2016, which means it’s time for the next-gen Phantom VIII to make its long-awaited debut. As is the usual case, the car won’t really change much, but it will get all of the modern updates you would expect from a luxury marque like Rolls-Royce. It’s set to debut on July 27 and should bring updated exterior styling with new fascias, LED headlights (possibly laser headlights) and a revamped grille with lots of chrome trim. And, let’s not forget about the suicide doors.

But, it’s not all about the exterior design that comes as a result of this new-gen model. See, the platform is being completely revised and will be an “aluminum-intensive” setup that’s known as the “Architecture of Pure Luxury.” Word has it that it will shed some significant weight, which means more speed and better economy, and AWD or electrified drivetrains could also be brought to the table as Rolls continues to modernize its most iconic model. That modernization will also bring an updated infotainment system to the interior that features a larger screen, and it will likely get gesture control too as Rolls-Royce can’t be beat out by the BMW 7 Series, right? LED ambient lighting is pretty much guaranteed as is an all-digital instrument cluster. The latter may upset those who prefer the classic look, but Rolls could very easily provide the classic look on a digital platform, a move that will make everyone happy. We’re also expecting a massive V12 engine to sit under the hood, but whether it will be a revised unit or just carried over from the last generation remains to be seen.

Are you excited for the new Phantom to make its debut? Keep reading to learn more about its debut event and where you can watch it for yourself.

Read more
The Gilded History of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Gilded History of the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolling through time in one of Britain’s most iconic luxury cars

Sir Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, is quoted as saying, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it doesn’t exist, design it.” Those are some pretty heavy words, but it’s the right credo for an automaker like Rolls-Royce. With a history of producing some of the most elegant, opulent, and downright desirable luxury vehicles on the planet, perfection isn’t just a goal – it’s an expectation. Such is the case with the Phantom, Rolls-Royce’s highly recognizable flagship model. These are cars that are destined for the stables of royalty, acting as a rolling signature of power, wealth, and prestige.

Lead by the trademark Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood, the Phantom comes equipped with top-shelf extravagance and lavishness, offering high levels of personalization to those select buyers with pockets deep enough to really enjoy it. Currently offered in a variety of different flavors, including the standard Phantom, an Extended Wheelbase model, a Coupe, and a Drophead Coupe, Rolls has announced a new eighth generation slated for release later this week. However, the history of the nameplate is rapidly approaching a full century at this point, so how’d we get here? To find out, we delved into the Phantom’s history, taking a look at the seven generations that have come and gone since the model’s introduction in 1925.

Continue reading for The Gilded History of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Read more
2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe "Last Of Last" Edition

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe "Last Of Last" Edition

Some lucky customer in Saudi Arabia is going to get this literal one-of-a-kind creation

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has had a pretty good life. First introduced in 2007, the massive two-door convertible has been a staple of Rolls-Royce’s model lineup. During that span, it’s made the headlines a number of times, including serving a prominent role in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. And that’s on top of its status as one of the most expensive Rolls-Royce models today. On another level, the Phantom Drophead Coupe has also been the subject of a number of special edition models. Just recently, it was one of seven Rolls models featured in Rolls-Royce Bespoke’s Wisdom Limited Collection for Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi. Now, we get another special edition Phantom Drophead Coupe, only this time, the significance of this special edition is mentioned in its “Last of Last” Edition name.

Yes, this is the last special edition version the British luxury automaker is building of the Phantom Drophead Coupe before the current-generation model is sent to retirement. It’s officially a one-off model so you can expect it to be loaded with a significant amount of special equipment befitting its status. The exterior, for example, is laden with fancy digs, highlighted by a Spirit of Ecstasy ornament that’s made from a material you normally don’t expect it to be made from. Likewise, the interior is as posh as a one-off Rolls model can get. Put these two elements together and you have a one-off creation that serves as a fitting send-off to one of the company’s mainstay models.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe “Last of Last” Edition

Read more
2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Inspired by Qasr-Al Hosn

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Inspired by Qasr-Al Hosn

Abu Dhabi’s oldest stone building gets its turn in Rolls-Royce’s Wisdom Limited Collection

The relationship between British luxury car brand Rolls-Royce and a Middle Eastern country like Abu Dhabi is ever-evolving. We already know that Abu Dhabi is one of the automaker’s biggest markets, third only to the U.S. and China. That hasn’t changed despite stagnating sales in the region, which Rolls-Royce blamed on economic and political uncertainty. Even if there is a relative downturn in business in Abu Dhabi, it’s still a significant market for the company as properly shown by Rolls-Royce Bespoke’s Wisdom Limited Collection for Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi.

We’ve gone through a number of one-off models that make up this seven-model collection. Now we’re turning our attention towards the "Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Inspired by Qasr-Al Hosn." Like the rest of the Rolls models that make up this collection, the Phantom Coupe Inspired by Qasr-Al Hosn is heavily dressed up and inspired by something that’s unique to Abu Dhabi. In this case, it’s Qasr-Al Hosn, considered as the oldest stone building in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and a national landmark at that for its long and rich history. For its part, Rolls-Royce Bespoke kept with the theme of the Wisdom Limited Collection, presenting the Phantom Coupe as inspired by one of Abu Dhabi’s most important landmarks.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Inspired by Qasr-Al Hosn.

Read more

Latest Wallpapers:

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Inspired By Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Inspired By Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Crown jewel model of the Wisdom Limited Collection deserves its lofty status

No matter how big Rolls-Royce’s model expansion gets, the Phantom has always and will continue to remain its flagship model. It’s a status that the luxury sedan has had for almost 100 years, or at least since the first Phantom broke into the auto scene back in 1925. There’s no escaping the fact that the Phantom model is largely credited for Rolls-Royce remaining at the top its game almost a hundred years, so much so that when a new collection of one-off models like the Wisdom Limited Collection arrives, the Phantom enjoys top billing. Such is the case with the Rolls-Royce Phantom Inspired by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The British luxury brand refers to it as the “crown” of Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi’s Wisdom Collection, and once you see what the one-off model comes with, there’ll be no denying its place among the seven one-offs that make up the whole collection.

The Phantom Inspired by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is heavily inspired by the famous mosque, which is considered to be the biggest and important place of worship in Abu Dhabi. The details that Rolls-Royce Bespoke gave to underscore the mosque’s importance is evident in the luxury sedan. From the two-tone body finish of the Phantom to the elaborate work on the interior, the features that Rolls-Royce Bespoke added into the one-off Phantom speak highly of the importance of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the scheme of Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural and religious history.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Inspired by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Read more
2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Inspired By Desert Rose

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Inspired By Desert Rose

This is one Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe that we wouldn’t mind owning

Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke personalization program has given us a lot of interesting creations over the years. The expansion of the British automaker’s lineup has provided RRB with even more opportunities to make some creative special edition models, but for a time, Rolls-Royce Bespoke was limited to just the Phantom, the Ghost, and all the other iterations of both models. One such iteration, the Phantom Drophead Coupe, has gone through the hands of Rolls-Royce Bespoke, which created beauties like the Olympic Editions, Art Deco Special Edition, and most recently, the “inspired by Desert Rose” Edition.

Officially, this model is called the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Inspired by Desert Rose. It makes up one of seven models that Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi commissioned Rolls-Royce Bespoke to make to celebrate the automaker’s presence in the Middle Eastern country. The whole lot of one-off, Rolls-Royce models is referred to as the Wisdom Collection. In addition to the Desert Rose, Rolls-Royce also created the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Edition, the Qasr Al-Hosn Edition, and the Ancient Trade Routes Edition. The Desert Rose Edition takes the cake though for being the cleanest looking of all seven models. The treatment it received works incredibly well on a car like the Phantom Drophead Coupe, blending supreme Rolls-Royce class and luxury with the mesmerizing tranquility of the unique flower.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe inspired by Desert Rose.

Read more
2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Final Edition

2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Final Edition

The seventh-generation Phantom says farewell with ocean liner-inspired Final Edition

After 13 years on the market, the seventh-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom was discontinued at the end of 2016 as the British firm began testing the upcoming model built on a brand-new architecture. To celebrate the end of the line for the Phantom VII, Rolls-Royce built a unique Final Edition model.

"This very last seventh generation Phantom signals the end of the first successful chapter in the renaissance of Rolls-Royce under new custodianship and the establishment of a true global center of luxury excellence in West Sussex, England," the luxury carmaker said about the Final Edition, which was commissioned by an unnamed Rolls-Royce collector.

Inspired by 1930s ocean liners, the Phantom VII Final Edition was designed by the Bespoke division and features numerous unique elements inside and out. Although it doesn’t stand out compared to other special-edition models outside the usual unique interior, it’s a fitting farewell for the limousine that heralded the modern renaissance of Rolls-Royce.

The Phantom VII Final Edition sets the stage for the introduction of Phantom VIII, underpinned by an all-new aluminum platform. The new sedan could break cover by the end of 2017 and you can find out more about it here. Meanwhile, let’s have a closer look at the Final Edition below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls Royce Phantom VII Final Edition.

Read more
Rolls-Royce Phantom Specially Commissioned By Stephen Hung

Rolls-Royce Phantom Specially Commissioned By Stephen Hung

30 custom Phantoms are headed to Macau to serve as guest transportation at The 13 super luxury hotel

Rolls-Royce prides itself on being at the absolute pinnacle of automotive luxury. It’s a position that the British car brand has cultivated with utmost dedication to its craft, and the results definitely speak for themselves. Today, Rolls-Royce holds a candle to no one in its segment, and the automaker has also become the go-to brand for luxurious establishments who are in need of a fleet of luxury vehicles. Take for example the soon-to-open “The 13” super luxury hotel in Macau.

Not content with building a $1 billion property in the heart of Macau, the hotel’s joint chairman, Stephen Hung, has ordered 30 bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms to serve as the hotel’s official guest transportation. Take those shuttle buses elsewhere, fellas. The 13 is rolling its guests in a lap of luxury, right down to its chauffeur-driven luxury rides.

As you can probably expect, the 30 Phantoms are all customized to the hilt and filled with just about every bespoke feature Rolls-Royce can fit on them. They’re collectively known as the “Phantom Specially Commissioned by Stephen Hung” series and all 30 vehicles represent the largest single commission Rolls-Royce has done in its own long and esteemed history. Seems appropriate then that Hung paid around $20 million for the order. At the very least, it’s in line with the extravagance of a hotel that itself comes with 200 multi-level suites, highlighted by the 30,000-square foot Villa de Stephen.

Hey, if you can order 30 highly bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms at a drop of a hat, you can have a villa named after you too.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom “Specially Commissioned by Stephen Hung” Series.

Read more
2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Collection

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Collection

The final and most opulent seventh-generation Phantom

One of the oldest nameplates on the market, the Phantom Coupe Series was launched in 2007, when Rolls-Royce introduced the Drophead model at the Detroit Auto Show. The standard Coupe version followed in 2008, at the Geneva Motor Show. Sharing nearly every body panel, the same chassis, and the same engines, the Coupe and Drophead Coupe received only mild updates in 2016, but remained two of the most coveted luxury vehicles thanks to its commanding appearance, opulent interior, exclusive features, and infinite customization possibilities. After nearly ten years on the market, the seventh-generation Phantom will be retired at the end of 2016.

But, before the current Phantom makes way for an eighth-generation model built on a brand-new aluminum architecture, Rolls-Royce is launching one final special edition. Dubbed the Zenith Collection, it is limited to only 50 units and includes both the Phantom Coupe and Phantom Drophead Coupe.

Rolls-Royce described the Zenith Collection as a "true collectors’ piece" whose value "will never be eroded by proliferation." The limited-edition models stand out by means of unique interiors and a wide range of luxurious features. Find out more about it in our review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith Collection.

Read more
Rolls-Royce To End Production Of The Current Phantom

Rolls-Royce To End Production Of The Current Phantom

After 13 years, the seventh-gen Phantom will have its curtain call

The Rolls-Royce Phantom, the flagship model that has proudly carried the Spirit of Ecstasy for the better part of the new millennium, will be retired in 2016 as the British luxury brand prepares to shift to a new era of Rolls-Royce models. The announcement was made by Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, thus ending a 13-year run for the seventh-generation Phantom.

According to Mueller-Oetves, the company will set aside the remainder of the year to round out the production of the Phantom, while also paying tribute to the model that has become the foundation of Rolls-Royce’s renaissance. Production is expected to conclude in November 2016 when the last Phantom Coupé and Drophead Coupé at Goodwood will be completed. Likewise, a handful of special edition models, called the Phantom Zenith, will be produced to celebrate the model’s highly successful and oftentimes influential production run. Only 50 units of the Phantom Zenith will be built to underscore the model’s exclusivity.

As for its successor, Rolls-Royce has yet to divulge a lot of specific details about the model. What we do know is that it will use the company’s all-new aluminum architecture, much like every RR model that will be arrive in-market beginning in 2018. This new architecture is expected to much lighter than the version used by the current Phantom. Without knowing any of the tech details, the mere fact that this new frame will be lighter is a good indication that the new model will have better performance times than its predecessor. Unfortunately, recent spy shots of the car doing winter testing in heavy camouflage have given little indication on what we can expect, although judging by how it looked, camo and all, Rolls-Royce still has a lot of work to do.

The new Phantom, if it’s going to be called that, isn’t expected to arrive until 2018. For now, we’re probably more suited leaving the new model alone so we can spend time recognizing what the current version did for the Rolls-Royce brand. It’s safe to say that without the seventh-gen Phantom, Rolls-Royce wouldn’t be where it is now. That’s going to be model’s lasting legacy, and a fitting one now that it’s ready to ride off into the sunset.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Read more
1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports

1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports

There was no shortage of absolutely amazing luxury cars in 1930, all of the big names in luxury were still operating, and custom coachbuilt bodies were very much the norm. But even within the realm of these hyper-luxury cars that were built for literal royalty, some were a bit more special than others. In the world of the Rolls-Royce Phantom II, which first debuted in 1929, it was the short-wheelbase Continental models that were the rarest and most coveted. These two-seat versions of the car are the rarest, and also the ones where the coachbuilders really got creative.

Most of the Phantom II bodies were built by the usual coachbuilders that worked with Rolls-Royce on its volume-selling models, these being primarily Mulliner and Park Ward. But for really special models, cars that were being sold to royalty or the extremely rich, the chassis were frequently sent to Barker. That is what happened with this Phantom II Torpedo Sports, which sports an unusual body that was the absolute bleeding edge of design for 1930. This went on top of an all-new Continental chassis that was a complete redesign from the Phantom I. It’s a different sort of car, but very much in a good way.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports.

Read more
Rolls Royce Begins Testing All-New Aluminum Architecture

Rolls Royce Begins Testing All-New Aluminum Architecture

While its vehicles are among the best in the business, Rolls-Royce isn’t the kind of automaker that comes to mind when thinking about state-of-the-art platforms. The architecture underpinning the Phantom is about 13 years old, while the, Ghost, Wraith, and Dawn use modified versions of the BMW F01 platform, which was developed in 2007 for the previous-generation 7 Series. But, that’s about to change soon, as the British company has just announced that it has begun testing a new architecture that will underpin all Rolls-Royce models starting 2018.

Dubbed the "Architecture of Pure Luxury," the new platform is built around an aluminum space-frame and, according to the company, "perfectly delivers Rolls-Royce’s trademark ‘magic-carpet ride’ on a variety of surfaces and it is resilient to extreme weather conditions." The brand added that various mules will hit public roads in various locations around the world, but declined to reveal detail other than that the first model to use the new architecture will arrive in showroom in early 2018.

"Since 2003 and the commissioning of the new Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has reset the benchmark for luxury motoring,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Now it is time to take the next step in the luxury journey. This new architecture of pure luxury represents considerable investment in the future of our great brand."

Continue reading for the full story.

Read more
Top 5 Cars To Celebrate New Year's Eve

Top 5 Cars To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Ready or not, here it comes – 2016 is nearly upon us, and the pressure is on to do New Years right. Some see the holiday as a beacon of hope, with the possibilities of an unwritten chapter and better things to come. Others see it as a clean slate, a chance to improve oneself through resolutions and personal goal setting. That’s all well and good, but honestly, December 31st is just an excuse to party – hard. And anyone serious about having a good time is gonna need the right set of wheels.

With that in mind, ditch the limo. Instead, look to rent something from this list and kick things off in real style. Elegance and luxury are paramount, and since New Year’s Eve only comes once a year, no expense should be spared. So hire or designate a driver, break out the champagne, and get yourself in the backseat of one of these rides, even if it is just for one night.

Continue reading for the top five cars to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Read more
2015 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Tiger Edition

2015 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Tiger Edition

Since the debut of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, there have been a number of bespoke coupes made, including the 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Al-Adiyat , 2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection, 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe, and the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ghawwas Edition, among others. Now, a new Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe has been created – this time called the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Tiger. Just like when the Phantom was updated back in 2013, there have been no modifications to the 453-horsepower engine. On the other hand, the car did receive a custom paint job and customized interior that makes this Phantom stand out even more than it already does.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is already a special car, be it in coupe, sedan, or drophead form, but there’s always room for customization. It is unfortunate that nothing has been done to modify the engine in any way, but then again, 453 horsepower isn’t something to shrug your shoulders at either. Let’s take a look at the Phantom Coupe Tiger Edition and see just how special it really is.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Tiger Edition.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection

Rolls-Royce is anything but shy when it comes to offering customized and exclusive special editions of the Phantom, and now it’s got yet another limited run of it’s ultra-premium sedan, this time called the Limelight. Featuring a unique paint and wheel combo, tailor-made storage compartments, and rear seats posh enough to coddle a sultan, the Limelight is designed specifically to fit the needs of “that select group of people who spend their lives in the public eye and on the world stage.”

“In creating the Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection, our designers have delivered authentic luxury by thinking deeply about the lifestyles of the powerful people who operate in the public eye and move swiftly from engagement to engagement as part of their daily life,” explains Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, in a press release.

The storage spaces are arranged to help the passengers prepare for the engagement, the seats help them relax, and the upgraded exterior helps them arrive in style. It’s a classic Rolls-Royce theme taken to another level of sophistication (and price bracket). Continue reading to learn what Rolls-Royce thinks the world’s elite need from their cars.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection.

Read more
Abu Dhabi Police Gets Rolls-Royce Phantom

Abu Dhabi Police Gets Rolls-Royce Phantom

Ah, the EAU Police Force. Probably the only public institution that rivals Jay Leno for buying luxury, high-performance and limited-edition cars. You’re probably familiar with the fact that the Dubai Police added vehicles such as a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Aston Martin One-77, (one of 77 built!) Nissan GT-R and a Bugatti Veyron to its fleet, and yes, you guessed it, I’m here to tell you about yet another ludicrous purchase the EAU made for the sake of law and order. This time around, the Abu Dhabi Police bought a Rolls Royce Phantom, which as always, was showcased during a public event. You know, just to let felons know there’s a new paddy wagon in town.

The massive limousine was unveiled at Yas Mall on Sunday to mark the opening of GCC Traffic Week in Abu Dhabi. The campaign aims to increase traffic-hazard awareness among motorists, and to encourage drivers to cooperate with the traffic police to reduce accidents and make the roads safer. Unlike Dubai’s police vehicles, which sport a white-and-green livery, the Phantom received Burgundy Red body panels. Naturally, the paint scheme matches that of the Nissan GT-R, Chevy Camaro SS, and Ford F-150 Raptor the local police use to patrol around town.

Continue to learn more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity

When Rolls-Royce wants to create a customized one-off, it turns to Bespoke. This team of designers and craftspeople is routinely tasked with reimagining Rolls-Royce models to the exacting standards of individualized luxury, creating unique versions of some of the most lavish vehicles in the world.

One of its latest inventions is this pearl white Phantom, dubbed the Serenity. Bowing at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, the Serenity was created using inspiration from the “opulent interiors of Rolls-Royces that have conveyed Kings and Queens, Emperors and Empresses and world leaders.” Combining contemporary furniture design with Japanese Royal robe motifs, the Serenity seeks to form a cocoon of tranquility similar to a private garden.

To up the luxury ante, Rolls-Royce reintroduced the use of silk for the cabin, a material which it uses extensively as a way of revisiting the interiors in the Rolls-Royces of the early 1900s. The exterior has also been altered to reflect the extensive interior redesign.

Rolls-Royce is presenting this unique Phantom as a demonstration of wealth and good taste that goes above and beyond the factory model. Read on to see how Bespoke sought to achieve such lofty status.

Updated 03/03/2015: Rolls Royce unveiled the new Phantom Serenity at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Al-Adiyat Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Al-Adiyat Collection

Introduced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Phantom Coupe is currently in its second generation, with Rolls having unveiled the Series II for the 2013 model year. The update included a slightly revised exterior, enhanced cabin features, and improved fuel economy. Naturally, the refresh also slapped a new sticker to its windshield, making it one of the few half-million-dollar cars on the market.

But despite being one of the most opulent rigs and wearing a badge that speaks for itself, the standard Phantom Coupe isn’t enough to satisfy some wealthy businessmen and car collectors. Thus Rolls-Royce created Bespoke, a customizing division specializing in creating one-off or limited-edition iterations of just about any model available in the brand’s lineup. The latest unique model to come from Bespoke is the Phantom Coupe Al-Adiyat, which is inspired by "the noise made by a powerful horse when its hooves strike stone."

The Al-Adiyat joins a long list of special-edition Rolls-Royce models, including the Ghost Mysore Collection, Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe, Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk, and the Phantom Metropolitan Collection, all crafted to custom specifications.

Continue reading to learn more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Al-Adiyat Collection.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk

Making its debut in 2007 at the North American International Auto Show, the Phantom Drophead Coupe is currently in its second generation, with the British luxury brand having unveiled the Series II in 2013. Updates included changes to the exterior cosmetics, enhanced cabin equipment, and improved fuel economy. 

This $474,600 vehicle is one of the most expensive Rolls models available, but that hasn’t stopped the marque from creating several special editions that cost even more, just in case, you know, the standard car won’t cut it at the yacht club.

The latest example is the "Nighthawk," offered exclusively to North American customers. Part of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke customization program, this ultra-luxury convertible was first seen on public roads in Phoenix during the lavish events of the rich and famous during Super Bowl XLIX. Only nine units will be created.

Rolls-Royce says the design was “inspired by stealth technology in modern aerospace development,” but clearly, the car doesn’t blend into the background. Even with dark paint and minor exterior changes, the Phantom Nighthawk commands attention, especially when you take a peek at the transformed interior.

What did Rolls and Bespoke do to create its two-door, ground-bound aircraft? Read on to find out.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Nighthawk.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection

You may find it hard to believe, but standard versions of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ghost or Wraith sometimes aren’t enough to satisfy the world’s thirst for luxury and opulence. For this particular reason the British company established Bespoke, a division specialized in customizing every available Rolls-Royce to customer specifications. Bespoke is responsible for a host of unique luxury vehicles as of December 2014, most of which were delivered to China and the Middle East. As 2014 comes to an end, the Bespoke division is rolling out the Suhail Collection, yet another special-edition line distinguished by a unique exterior paint job and an exquisite interior finished in the most exotic materials Rolls-Royce has to offer.

A new Rolls-Royce by Bespoke model with an endless list of luxury features is always big news, but the Suhail Collection brings something new to the table. It’s not some sort of revolutionary feature, but a privilege that allows this new package to adorn more than just one example of a certain model. Unlike other Bespoke collection, Suhail is available on three different Rolls-Royce models, including the Phantom, the Ghost, and the Wraith. Suhail is actually the first Bespoke collection worthy of the term "collection."

Numbers and availability aside, the Suhail collection wraps around a brand-new theme for Rolls-Royce, taking its inspiration from one of the brightest star constellations in the sky. Suhail also celebrates the work of 10th century Arabic mathematician, astronomer and physicist Ibn al-Haitham, the first scientist to realize that light enters the eye rather than leaving it. Obviously aimed at markets from the Middle East, the Suhail collection complements previous special-edition Bespoke vehicles released in 2014, including Year of the Horse, Pinnacle Travel, Waterspeed, Metropolitan and Maharajah.

Click past the jump to read more about Rolls-Royce’s new Suhail Collection.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe

2015 Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe was introduced at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a spiritual successor to the Corniche V. Based on the 100EX concept car and built on a platform similar to the Phantom’s, the Drophead Coupe became the company’s most expensive model, combining state-of-the-art technology, an unprecedented level of luxury and an enormous amount of customization options. The 44,000 exterior color combinations Rolls-Royce offers for this model are just some of the many options customers can have their Drophead Coupe delivered with. Updated for the 2013 model year, the drop-top comes with a 453-horsepower, 6.75-liter V-12 engine under its hood, with a ZF, eight-speed autobox doing the shifting. The vehicle remains unchanged as we venture into 2015, but, in the familiar Rolls-Royce fashion, more and more Bespoke-built versions of the Drophead Coupe are being showcased around the world.

The latest Bespoke piece to come out of Goodwood, UK is the Maharaja Drophead Coupe, a convertible inspired by the Golden Age of the Raja and India’s affinity for the luxury marque. Although built for a customer in Dubai, this Drophead Coupe pays homage to the relationship the company had with India’s princes and Maharajas, who purchased over 840 unique Rolls-Royce vehicles over a period of five decades.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupe.

Read more
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection

You can always count on Rolls-Royce to turn a major auto show like the 2014 Paris Motor Show into its own personal showcase event. The British marquee’s latest bespoke masterpiece is the Phantom Metropolitan Collection and it’s probably one of the most intense limited-edition models Rolls has ever built.

Those are big words, but I’m confident it justifies the detail and laborious work put into this limited-edition Phantom. In this space, you’re going to be introduced to the term marquetry, a decorative style of art that’s considered as one of the most difficult to pull off in any setting, much more in the cabin of the Phantom. That’s what’s so unique about the Phantom Metropolitan Collection, other than the seemingly obvious nod to some of the biggest metropolitan cities in the world.

Here’s some good news, at least for those with thick checkbooks and a deep appreciation for marquetry. Rolls-Royce is planning to sell 20 examples of the Phantom Metropolitan Collection. Each model can even be customized depending on the owner’s taste and preference on top of all the details I already included.

No word yet on how much it’s going to cost, but my best guess is somewhere around $440,000, which is a little over what a standard Phantom goes for these days.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan Collection.

Read more
2015 Rolls Royce Phantom Louis XIII Special Edition

2015 Rolls Royce Phantom Louis XIII Special Edition

Luxury business tycoon Stephen Hung has just scored the world’s largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet for his opulent Louis XIII hotel and casino in Macau. Hung, together with a handful of his Louis XIII lieutenants, paid a visit to Rolls-Royce’s headquarters at Goodwood, England to officially place an order for 30 bespoke extended-wheelbase Phantoms, all of which will be used for his opulent boutique hotel in Macau’s Coloane district.

Each of the 30 Phantom Louis XIII Edition models will feature bespoke elements on both the exterior and interior, including bespoke clocks created specifically by ritzy jeweler Graff. Two of the Phantom models, in particular, are the most expensive Phantoms ever commissioned. That’s hardly a surprise considering Hung’s Louis XIII hotel and casino isn’t exactly for weak wallets either. The hotel will only have 230 available rooms once its completed in 2016, but each of these rooms will have at least 2,000 square feet of space all the way up to massive 20,000-square-foot mega suites.

The partnership between the two companies also extended to designing the parking and driveways at Louis XIII that will house the fleet of Rolls-Royce models. Likewise, Rolls-Royce will also train chauffeurs from the hotel on the “appropriate driving and handling” of these 30 special edition Phantoms.

So yeah, Louis XIII (the hotel, not the old French monarch) and Rolls-Royce are a match made in royalty heaven.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls Royce Phantom Louis XIII Special Edition.

Read more
30 Rolls-Royces bought by the hong kong's Louis XIII hotel in Macau

30 Rolls-Royces bought by the hong kong’s Louis XIII hotel in Macau

Hong Kong billionaire ,Stephen Hung, placed the biggest order of Rolls-Royce Phantoms. A limited edition of 30 Phantoms will be build to order especially for the brand new "Louis XIII" hotel in the gambling capital of Macau.
Two of the phantoms will be made with "gold-plated accents" on the interior and exterior.

Read more
2014 Rolls Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom

2014 Rolls Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom

You may find it hard to believe, but vehicles such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom, a pinnacle of automotive luxury and opulence, sometimes aren’t enough to satisfy the world’s most wealthiest businessmen. And this is where Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division comes in with its customized and often unique means of transportation.

Since these sumptuous limousines are highly popular in the Middle East and China, it was only natural for the British manufacturer to introduce their latest Bespoke creation at the Beijing Auto Show, which is about to open its doors to the public.

Dubbed Pinnacle Travel and based on the latest Phantom Series II, the said model was created to celebrate "the Chinese love of travel." You see, a recent survey revealed that China spent about $125 billion on travel in 2013, prompting Rolls-Royce, in their love for opulent vehicle themes, to take that piece of information and build a car around it. Nothing’s too fancy for the Goodwood crew.

Moving along to the automobile itself, the Pinnacle Travel Phantom was finished in an exquisite two-tone exterior color scheme. The upper part of the body, including the hood and the trunk, were painted Madeira Red, while the lower side panels we wrapped in a Silver Sand hue for a tasteful contrast.

Under the hood, there are no modifications, meaning this luxurious rig carries the same 453-horsepower, 6.75-liter V-12 under its hood that also twists out 531 pound-feet of torque as the base RR Phantom.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls Royce Pinnacle Travel Phantom.

Read more
2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Bespoke Waterspeed Collection

2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Bespoke Waterspeed Collection

Rolls Royce announced today the launch of a new Bespoke Waterspeed Collection that will be applied to a series of 35 Phantom Drophead Coupés. This new collection pays tribute to a legendary record established back on September 1st, 1937.

On that day, Sir Malcolm Campbell took a Bluebird K3 hydroplane boat powered by Rolls-Royce’s R-Type engine to a top speed of 126.32 mph on Lake Maggiore on the Swiss-Italian frontier. The next, day he did even better, as he sped the boat to 129.5 mph, breaking a five-year-old world water-speed record.

Of course, this amazing result was possible, thanks to the incredible Rolls Royce engine that powered the boat, and immediately after the record, Rolls Royce managed to reaffirm the superiority of its engines. What better way to honor the record than by building a bunch of expensive cars?

Updated 04/02/2014: Rolls Royce unveiled a new set of teaser images and new details on its new Waterspeed Collection that will be officially unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Updated 05/13/2014: Rolls Royce unveiled the official details on the new Phantom Waterspeed Collection. Check the new details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Bespoke Waterspeed Collection.

Read more
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe

A few weeks after Rolls-Royce unveiled the Phantom Ghawwass Edition for its Middle Eastern clientele, the British luxury marque is back at it again with a new creation straight out of its Bespoke Collection.

This particular model, which was commissioned by the company’s dealership in Dubai, is called the Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe.

To no one’s surprise, Rolls-Royce put the full court press on giving this Phantom its own list of luxury upgrades, as if the standard features aren’t already enough.

It’s got a two-tone matte black and gunmetal finish on the body that visibly shines under the sun. And yes, the interior looks pretty spicy with all that red leather, a Roll-Royce trademark that never seems to go out of style.

So what if the Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe doesn’t have any performance upgrades. The work done on making this Phantom as unique as can be is already mighty fine for our taste buds.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Chicane Coupe

Read more
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ghawwass Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ghawwass Edition

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one super-luxury car that likes to run with the hypercar exotics. At the Casino Royale, luxury cars and supercars of this stature are found as frequently as regular Hondas and Toyotas in an office building parking lot.

So if you spot a unique luxury exotic, don’t be surprised because in a place considered the playground for the rich, such things are pretty popular ways to spend $500,000 or more in one sitting.

The English luxury icon, Rolls-Royce, is one of the best at building 100-percent unique special edition models for its lineup. Remember the Ghost One Thousand And One Nights Edition? How about the Phantom Ruby Edition?

The latest bespoke creation is called the Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Edition, which looks expensive enough to own the top 10 floors of a new highrise building.

No power modifications needed. The Phantom Ghawwass is the ultimate showpiece.

Click past the jump to see more the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe - Ghawwass Edition

Read more
Video: Floyd "Money" Mayweather Shows Off His Vegas Car Collection

Video: Floyd "Money" Mayweather Shows Off His Vegas Car Collection

Fresh off of disposing Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in one of the most clinical displays of boxing you’ll ever see, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back to living large like nobody else can.

He pocketed a cool $41.5 million as his fight purse alone, and that number is expected to hit anywhere from $85 to $100 million when all is said and done. So yeah, the nickname fits the man, so they say.

Mayweather’s status as one of the richest athletes in the world also affords him some nice luxuries, one of which he proudly displayed during the recent build-up to the Alvarez fight.

Over in his Las Vegas home, Mayweather has a pretty sick car collection. It’s not sick because of the quantity. It’s sick because of the quality of machines he has inside his Vegas property. Oh, and they’re all white too, which has become a color of choice whenever Mayweather is shopping for a new set of wheels.

Take a look at the collection and tell us you’re not impressed. There’s a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 599 GTB, a Ferrari 458 Spyder, a Rolls-Royce Drophead, a Bentley Mulsanne, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Bugatti Veyron, and his personal favorite, a 1996 Mercedes S600 V12 sedan, which we assume was his first car after turning pro in 1996. In case your head is spinning just trying to tally up the rough total of those cars, it is somewhere between $3.5 and $4 million, depending on the years and the options on each car.

But the best part about Money May’s extravagant car collection? It’s not the only one he has. He’s got one in Miami, Los Angeles, and God knows where else.

That’s how you collect in style, fellas.

Click past the jump to read more about Floyd Mayweather

Read more
2013 Rolls-Royce Celestial Concept

2013 Rolls-Royce Celestial Concept

Rolls-Royce decided to pay tribute to nature at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, as the British company will unveil the Phantom Celestial Concept. As it name suggest, it was inspired by the night sky and all its twinkly stars.

The concept is based on the Phantom Extended Wheelbase version and features a dark paintwork with glass particles to increase the sparkle effect, of course.

he interior is wrapped in a special "Dusk" leather that creates the effect of a "cloudless night sky." The concept was also equipped with a clock that features a diamond at each quarter-hour and engraved wheel centers. The concept comes equipped with a picnic set that includes glasses with a celestial motif.

What is very special on the interior is that the rear drink compartment has been specifically designed to reflect the stars in the headlining. This way you can enjoy the stars while relaxing in your seat.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Rolls Royce Phantom.

Read more
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ruby Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ruby Edition

Here’s one thing we’ve come to know about luxury cars in the Middle East: there’s no such thing as too over-the-top.

Maybe that’s why luxury car brands have been extra flexible to acquiesce to the clientele in that region, including Rolls-Royce, which just unveiled a pretty unique Phantom that you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world.

The official name of the car is the Phantom Ruby Edition and as the name evidently implies, the theme centers around rubies, considered as one of the rarest gems in the world.

On the outside, the Phantom Ruby Edition was dressed in a Merlot Red Mica exterior paint finish and complemented by an interior that carries a Seashell and Mugello Red interior theme. The distinctive cabin also boasts of a number of high-luxury components, not the least of which was the use of Marine White hand-selected wood and Seashell star lights that contrast perfectly against the Mugello Red seat piping, the Consort Red carpets and the Lambswool mats.

Ruby Marquetry inlays prominently decorate the fascia, as well as the front and rear headrests. Even the personalized clock has its own a cut ruby stone inlay with the personally embroidered glove box, bearing the description "Ruby motif - one of one."

Needless to say, this one-off Rolls-Royce Phantom screams to the kind of market that Abu Dhabi is and, quite frankly, we’re not surprised the least bit that the Phantom Ruby Edition is one for that region.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Rolls Royce Phantom

Read more

Next-Gen Rolls-Royce Phantom Scheduled For 2016

Talking about a car that’s long in the tooth, the Rolls-Royce Phantom will probably stand up and try to get itself recognized. Despite its stature as one of the preeminent luxury cars in the market, the current-generation Phantom is pretty old.

So it comes as no surprise that the British automaker is laying out plans to prepare the next-generation model for launch in the next few years.

According to Automotive News, the next-generation Phantom is already in the pipeline and is likewise on track to make its debut sometime in 2016. Do the math and that’s a little over two years from now.

Initial details surrounding the next-gen Phantom calls for the luxury sedan to be based on the new BMW 7 Series. Hardly shocking, considering that Rolls-Royce falls under the BMW umbrella. Should that be the case, you can expect the new Phantom to take advantage of the lightweight build — at least relative to its predecessor — of the 7 Series, something that’s attributed to BMW’s generous use of aluminum and carbon fiber.

No details on the powertrain have been given but we’re not closing the door on a completely new powertrain that’s vastly more efficient than the gas-guzzling 6.75-liter V-12 engine that currently resides under the hood of the current Phantom.

A hybrid V-8, perhaps?

Click past the jump to read about the current generation Rolls Royce Phantom Series II

Read more
2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Art Deco Special Edition

2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Art Deco Special Edition

Everything is better in threes, so they say.

Okay, we may or may not have made that up, but at least someone seems to agree with us because British automaker Rolls Royce went to the 2012 Paris Motor Show with not one, not two, but three special edition "Art Deco" models - much to our excitement.

The three special edition models are based on pretty much the entire line-up of models Rolls has under its disposal: the flagship Phantom, the inimitable Ghost, and the topless Phantom Drophead Coupe.

The last of the troika, the Phantom Drophead Coupe, is arguably the freshest of the bunch, not only because it’s dropping swag like it’s hot, but because the car’s matching Light Blue exterior and interior makes us want to take this baby out for a ride out on the road with the wind blowing through our hair.

Add the specially designed Mother of Pearl trim detailing in the interior and you have a uniquely finished luxury convertible that not only catches enough attention to last a lifetime, but more importantly looks good in doing so.

By the way, having a 6.75-liter V12 engine that produces 453 horsepower and 531 lb/ft of torque with a 5.7-second 0-60 mph time and a top speed of 149 mph?

That helps too.

view all
Read more
2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Art Deco Special Edition

2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Art Deco Special Edition

British automaker Rolls-Royce will be bringing three special edition models to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, all while paying tribute to the 1925 Paris Exposition, which was the site for the birth of the phrase ’Art Deco.’

The first of these models is for the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Considered the flagship model of the British luxury car brand, the Phantom Art Deco Special Edition has been treated to a bevy of bespoke enhancements, highlighted by a fresh interior that has been dressed with an Arctic White leather treatment and contrasting black accents. On top of that, the interior also gets added goodies like hand-finished stainless steel inlays on the drawers, door cappings, and rear picnic tables.

More than just a showpiece model, the Phantom Art Deco Special Edition is Rolls-Royce’s way of giving customers a peg on what a custom art deco car should look like. The British automaker is even taking it a step further by giving its customers an opportunity to build their own custom art deco cars, with the modifications on the three special edition models serving as inspiration.

As far as the Phantom is concerned, its engine remains intact, which means that you can expect a 6.7-liter V12 engine that produces 453 horsepower and 531 lb/ft of torque to go with a 0-60 mph time of just 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph.

view all
Read more
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé Aviator Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé Aviator Edition

They’re not as rare as the Olympic Edition Phantom Drophead Coupes we featured earlier, but this special edition Phantom Coupe Aviator is no less mouth-watering than its brethren.

Built as a celebratory model to company’s co-founder Charles Stewart Rolls and the 1930s Supermarine S6B racing seaplane, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Edition comes with a unique Aviator Grey paint finish that’s contrasted by a matte bonnet, a matte window, matte grill surrounds, and plenty of airplane inspirations.

Meanwhile, the interior of this limited-run Phantom Coupe has been dressed with a lower fascia veneered in mahogany, polished stainless steel veneer ‘onlays’ with bullet-shaped ends, and leather floor mats. There’s also a Thommen aviation-grade clock with blood orange needle tips while a metal foil upper fascia is complemented by matte black dials on the power reserve, speedometer, and fuel gauges. Then there’s the transmission tunnel, which has been dressed in its own unique way, courtesy of anodized aluminum with exposed torx fixings and swage lines.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös explained the rationale behind building the limited edition Phantom Coupe. "Our founding forefather Charles Stewart Rolls was a pioneer who pushed the boundaries of motoring and aviation to the limit," he said.

“With our exclusive Phantom Coupé Aviator Collection we celebrate this great British hero, presenting a car which hints at experiments in early flight married to the best engineering, modern design and exquisitely crafted materials."

The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupé Aviator Edition is scheduled to make its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance before it hits the market at a limited edition number of just 35 models.

view all
Read more
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupes Olympic Editions

2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupes Olympic Editions

With the 2012 London Olympics closing with a tremendous bang over the weekend, the ceremonies pretty much celebrated everything that is British. If we’re talking about the term "British" in the context of the auto industry, you won’t find anything more British than Rolls-Royce.

Having said that, the British automaker was front and center during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, particularly three models of the 2013 Drophead Coupe, which was the transport-of-choice for artists Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, and Taio Cruz during their collaborative performance titled ’A Symphony of British Music.’

More importantly, the three Drophead Coupes sported newly-designed badges for the first time in the company’s 108-year history. These new badges were designed by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Team and replaced the traditional double R-R for the first time since the company started in 1904.

"I am delighted that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was invited to take part in celebrating the success of the Games and it is appropriate that we should recognise this occasion with a fitting tribute," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce’s Chief Executive, in a press release.

"These unique cars were hand built at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood by our dedicated and passionate workforce and the whole team can take great pride in their part in making history for our company."

Each of the three models were finished in an English White paint with the company’s iconic Spirit of Ecstacy dressed in the Union Flag sitting elegantly on the grille badge. Meanwhile, the self-righting wheel centers have been scripted with the words ‘London 2012’ and surrounded by the Olympic motto, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius.’ Translated to English, it means "Faster, Higher, Stronger." Inside, the steering wheel center of the luxury car comes with a traditional laurel wreath and torch.

From there, the cars also have unique tread plates with badges identifying each model of their model designation. Only three units of this special edition model have been built. Can you say ’ultra-exclusive’?

view all
Read more
2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase

2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase

After debuting the new Phantom Series II family at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, Rolls Royce has completed the lineup with the new Phantom Extended Wheelbase at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.

The Rolls Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase features significant improvements in design, drive-train, and technology. It has a striking new front-end design with fully-LED headlamps, complete with re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures. The interior gets a modern user interface with re-designed multi-media controller that controls a new satellite navigation system. The driver can take the necessary information from a larger 8.8 inch control center display.

Under the hood, Rolls Royce has placed a V12 direct injection engine mated to a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential. Compared to the previous model year, fuel consumption has been lowered by 10% on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions for the Extended Wheelbase fall from 388 to 349 g/km as a consequence.

"I am proud to present our new benchmark of automotive luxury in China," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "No other luxury product comes close to Phantom Extended Wheelbase in staging an object of exquisite beauty, effortless opulence and grand theatre. I am delighted that our discerning Chinese clients continue to value Phantom Extended Wheelbase so highly. And with the changes for Series II I am confident that it will continue to retain its position at the very pinnacle of the ultra-luxury goods marketplace for many years to come."

Read more
2008 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Convertible Hyperion by Pininfarina

2008 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Convertible Hyperion by Pininfarina

Way back in 2008, Pininfarina – a custom coach builder – took a look at the $400K Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Convertible and simply thought it just wasn’t good enough. So Pininfarina took this nearly half-million-dollar machine and created a one-off custom vehicle out of it. The maker then dubbed it the Hyperion, which was taken from an Ancient Greek Titan.

Much like its closest competitor, Bentley, Rolls-Royce has always been one of those car companies that you either loved or hated, mostly due to their gaudy exteriors and even more outlandish pricing. For those that love them, but just need a little something extra, there is no shortage of custom car builders that will customize them to your liking.

Despite the number of custom car builders modifying these ultra-luxury cars, none can touch the uniqueness and flashiness of the Hyperion. Pininfarina took special care to closely integrate a vintage look – taking styling cues from the 1930s and 1940s – with modern technology and feel.

This monster of a luxury car originally debuted at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It then made an appearance at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show before going off to its rightful owner, Roland Hall.

Let’s take a look at how the 2008 Pininferina Hyperion stacks up.

Click past the jump to read the full review.

view all
Read more
Rolls Royce Hyperion Up For Sale At Abu Dhabi Dealership

Rolls Royce Hyperion Up For Sale At Abu Dhabi Dealership

Whether you like it or not, most high end automotive manufacturers are driven by the promise of higher profits. In fact, if you have enough money to splash, you could pretty much enter any exotic car headquarters and ask for a completely custom car to be built specifically to your liking.

This has been seen numerous times with the Pagani Zonda, and back in 2008, Rolls Royce even got on board the one-off bandwagon when British collector Roland Hall commissioned a custom Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe dubbed the Hyperion.

Rolls Royce went all out on this extraordinary piece of art, even getting legendary designer Jason Castriota to head the design team. When it was all said and done, a Rolls Royce constructed solely out of carbon fiber (with the exception of the wooden doors) was created but for some unknown reason, the car was put up for sale just one year later for roughly $6 million.

Since that time, the Hyperion disappeared into the unknown until it recently reappeared for sale at an Abu Dhabi dealership. The asking price is currently being kept secret, but if the car has been treated well over the last few years, then the Hyperion will likely set any prospecting buyers back at least $7 million.

Although we adore the styling of the car, we really cannot see why anyone would pay that much for this relatively simple car. Sure the exterior styling is completely different to stock, but when you’re driving the car, it’ll feel just like any other Phantom Drophead costing less than one-seventh the price.

Nevertheless, we wish the dealership well in finding a new home for this piece of contemporary automotive art.

Read more
2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Mirage

2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Mirage

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show Rolls Royce delighted us with a refreshed Phantom line-up, and now they have created another very cool Phantom Coupe. Their special edition is a one-off Phantom Coupe Mirage edition inspired by one of the 20th century’s most iconic Arabian horses: stallions.

This unique Phantom was conceptualized by Kadhim Al Helli, Rolls Royce’s Brand Manager at Abu Dhabi Motors and then hand-built by Rolls Royce in Goodwood, England. It is painted in a very cool matte black finish combined with a mugello red and black interior. The passenger display panel set features a stallion head with a silver inlay, with the same motif embroidered on the front and rear headrests. The car also features a silver rope inlay in the door capping and on the front Fascia, while the Glove box is embroidered with the personalized message: "Mirage motif - one of one."

"The synergies between the Arabian horse and the Rolls-Royce brand are hard to ignore," explains Kadhim Al Helli, Rolls Royce Brand Manager at Abu Dhabi Motors. "Arabian Horses are one of the oldest equine breeds in existence, renowned for their refined physical attributes, fine temperament and strong bloodline; just as Rolls-Royce is synonymous with exquisite design, flawless performance and pioneering heritage. This car celebrates those shared qualities by embodying the spirit of a true champion, Mirage, the perfect example of a Classic Arabian Horse."

The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Mirage will be presented in the United Arab Emirates.

view all
Read more
Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse: Now That's Making a Statement

Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse: Now That’s Making a Statement

My parents always told me that there are only two things that are certain in life: death and taxes. Well, at least you can handle the former in style. Yeah, sure, there are Mercedes and Cadillac hearses available, but nothing says “style” quite like cruising to your final resting place in a modified circa-$400,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Well, this ultra-luxurious death-mobile is due to become a reality, as Biemme Special Cars did the unthinkable and strapped a hearse backside to this pricey machine. The Phantom B12, which Biemme dubbed it, will make its debut at the 2012 Tanexpo Funeral and Cemetery Trade Show, which is like the New York Auto Show for undertakers. No, not the Undertaker you once saw pseudo-fighting people in a ring, the real undertakers that take care of deceased people.

With the exception of the decked out coffin area in the rear, its massive 23-foot length and a self-leveling air-ride suspension, the Phantom is the same as one you may see in a dealership. It features a 460-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, which assures that you’ll never live up to the “late to your own funeral” expression.

This beast is rumored to cost somewhere in the vicinity of $660,000, so it’s doubtful that you’re going to see it at your local funeral parlor any time soon, unless you live in Beverly Hills of course. Regardless, if you want to go out in style, there is nothing quite like one final ride in one of the most luxurious cars available today. Now, if there was just a cool way to handle taxes, life would be perfect.

Read more
2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

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.

Read more
2013 Roll Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Series II

2013 Roll Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Series II

Next to the Roll Royce Phantom sedan and Phantom Coupe, the Drophead version was also officially updated for the 2013 model year. The first Drophead model was unveiled in 2007 at the Detroit Auto Show and five years later the Series II model made its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Just like the other two models in the line-up, the Drophead version has received a few cosmetic updates and new cutting-edge technology. Rolls Royce has also made improvements to the engine which now delivers a 10% improvement in fuel economy.

A distinctive feature for the Drophead version is the addition of a new single piece grille surround and color coded grille surround offered as an option. Three new sets of wheels are available for the entire range. The interior received a larger control center display and a fully updated satellite navigation system featuring 3D map display and landscape topography.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Roll Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Series II</b>.

Read more