Since 1925 when the “first” Rolls Royce Phantom was introduced, the luxury British sedan of the next generation is the benchmark for the entire global automotive industry. Of course, the new Rolls-Royce Phantom is a real treasure: a stylish, modern and unique exterior exterior design, a luxurious interior, a phenomenal set of super modern equipment and an impressive technical stuffing. The novelty is endowed with everything necessary to please wealthy customers and try to repeat the commercial success of the predecessor Rolls-Royce Phantom 7-generation, implemented over 14 years in an amount of more than 10 thousand copies.
The new Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018-2019 is officially presented on July 27, 2017 in London. The luxury British sedan Rolls-Royce Phantom 8-generation claimed by the manufacturer as the Best Car in the World “, and became the first-born to try on the newest all-aluminum platform, called Architecture of Luxury. In our review New Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, technical characteristics of the most perfect car in the world. Sales of the new generation Rolls-Royce Phantom started in early 2018 at a price sterting from $ 800,000.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Outside the new Rolls-Royce Phantom 2017-2018 can easily be confused with the predecessor, as the differences between them lie in the details. Designers of the brand abandoned the “redundant” lines on the body, and also removed individual navigation lights.
As previously noted, the new Rolls Royce Phantom in 2018 received an updated body, but at the same time the exterior design remained virtually unchanged. The following are the features we call:
The main direction of development of the style of this model is minimalism. That is why the changes concerned the removal of various elements, for example, additional bends or navigation lights.
The bumper has large dimensions, as well as a brightly marked radiator grille.
In the special niches placed head optics, which became even smaller in comparison with the previous generation.
The body became more angular, the front bumper was made part of the bodywork.
The rear part was transformed insignificantly. In photos that the automaker distributes, it’s possible to mark the coloring of the roof in a dark color, while the body, bumper and luggage compartment cover have different colors.
The exhaust pipe remains rectangular. At the same time they were slightly pulled from the rear bumper.
Wheel arches are large enough that you can install disks with just a huge diametrical size.
Outside, there are quite a lot of chrome elements, left and the fin on the roof, which looks quite unusual.
As before, the doors open in different directions, which should facilitate the landing of passengers of the second row.
The new Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 looks solid, stern and impressive. It seems that the sedan is cut from a huge ingot of aluminum, in which there is some truth. The body of the new flagship Rolls-Royce is almost entirely made of aluminum by the unique technology of Architecture of Luxury. At the heart of the model is also an aluminum modular platform, which, by the way, underlies the first crossover of the British manufacturer – Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
The British decided to work out the soundproofing of the salon. According to the representatives of the company, the total weight of insulating materials is 130 kg. In addition, the glasses are double, have a thickness of 6 mm. In the tires, tires filled with foam were installed, which, according to tests conducted, produce much less noise. All this made it possible to make the car a real house on wheels, since no sound will come from outside to the interior. In addition, we note the following features of the cabin:
Most of the design elements were pumped from BMW, which slightly changed.
The instrument panel is represented by a quality display, and a multimedia system display is placed on the center console.
The central console is glossy, it is represented by a combination of climate control deflectors, a control unit for basic functions and supply air parameters.
Between the front seats have made a relatively small tunnel, the control unit of the multimedia system made part of the armrest.
More attention was given to the design of the rear row. On the doors there are large handles, on which there are simply a lot of different control keys. From the front, a continuation of the box with an armrest, which displays the deflectors of the second row.
Between the seats there is a tunnel.
In the expensive equipment on each of the front seats will be built a large monitor multimedia system.
Much attention was paid to the light in the car. So the automaker created a backlight for the various panels, the floor, the landing zone.
When finishing only the best quality materials will be used. According to the posted photos, we can say that there will be versions with an unusual color range, for example, a combination of beige and violet.
Brand communication with BMW is traced in many elements of interior trim. The peculiarity of the salon is, of course, in a very large amount of free space in the back row. As previously noted, it will be possible to rotate the seat so that they are facing each other. This is done so that the car could become not just a means of transportation, but also a meeting place.
Salon of eighth Rolls-Royce Phantom – a real work of art (architecture, materials, finishes and interior details). The servo drives are equipped with front and rear doors, which open the traditional for the model against the motion. There is a convenient multifunction steering wheel, a digital instrument panel with a 12.3-inch color display, Rolls-Royce classic round air duct deflectors, a multimedia system with a retractable 12.25-inch screen, Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (control is carried out with the help of beemshash pucks, located between the front seats and in the armrest of the rear seats).
As security systems and electronic assistants, there is a standard Alertness Assistant system with 4 cameras providing a panoramic view from the bird’s eye view, Night Vision and Vision Assist cameras, Active Cruise Control, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, object tracking in blind mirror areas rear view and unauthorized intersection of the line of marking, cross-traffic warning.
The car body should become much larger. The automaker decided to abandon the triple sofa, and installed two separate seats. The space above your head has become much larger. When creating this car, they paid more attention to the rear row. Now between the two separate seats there is a large tunnel, on which various control units have been placed. If desired, you can deploy both seats to each other. The dimensions of the body of new items have increased:
In length, the car steel is 77 mm larger and the figure is an impressive 5762 mm.
In width, he added 29 mm and the figure was 2018 mm.
As previously noted, in height it became more – 1646 mm.
But the wheelbase was decided to reduce by 19 mm and it was 3552 mm. It is planned to release an elongated base EWB, which is 200 mm larger. The body was enlarged in the second row.
The company has created a new car body, which was named “Architecture of Luxury”. This development in translation means “architectural luxury”. As a rule, the body is bearing, at its manufacturing only aluminum was used, due to what the mass was reduced. In addition, the company’s engineers indicate that the stiffness index of the body exceeds the version of the previous generation by 30%. The increase in the stiffness index favorably affects the controllability of the car, which it has always lacked due to its large mass and dimensions. Despite official statements of the automaker, the figures indicate an increase in the car’s weight by 75 kg. This is primarily due to the use of a large number of different finishing materials and additional systems in the cabin.
Under the windshield, an unusual camera was installed, which should analyze the topography of the road surface and send signals to reconfigure the installed suspension. However, we note that the new system is capable of operating only at speeds not exceeding 100 km / h. This is due to the fact that at higher speed the image starts to flow into one picture, and the system itself will not have time to reconfigure the suspension.
As a power unit should install a 6.7-liter engine with a turbine, which is capable of producing 571 hp. The created rotation must be transmitted through the 8-band automatic transmission of the new generation. According to the automaker, the car should pick up 100 km / h ha 5.3 seconds, and the maximum speed will be at 250 km / h. A variety of security systems will be installed. An example is called automatic braking, cruise control, which can adapt to traffic conditions, the function of tracking the road markings and installed signs. Around the perimeter were placed several round-robin cameras.
Under the hood of Phantom 8, the newest 6.75-liter petrol V12, equipped with two turbo compressors (571 hp 900 Nm) and transmitting traction to the rear wheels with the help of 8 ZF automatic transmissions. The maximum torque of 900 Nm is already available at 1700 rpm. A large representative sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds, the maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h.
COMPONENTS AND PRICES
The price of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in the new body is at least $ 800,000, while the version with the enlarged wheelbase EWB costs $ 870,000. The acceptance of orders for the model was launched in September 2017. Note that in the UK luxury sedan can be bought for at least 400,000 pounds, but the coupe and cabriolet in the Phantom family will no longer be: they were successfully replaced by Wraith and Dawn.
The car in question has practically no competitors, which is related to the dimensions of the body and, of course, the cost of the model. Approximate competitors are:
Porsche Panamera S.
Only Maybach for the price and degree of equipment is similar to the car in question. Considering competitors, we note that the same Maybach in terms of equipment and quality of assembly is not inferior to Rawls. At the same time, it surpasses it in many ways, for example, the degree of controllability, and costs an order of magnitude higher. Therefore, in most cases, Rawls is chosen only as an indicator of consistency, and not on technical characteristics. After all, almost everyone knows that more expensive Rolls Royce Phantom in the sale of almost no cars.
A real icon of style is considered by many as Rolls Royce Phantom. This car is the brightest representative of the business class: large, catchy, high-quality and comfortable. Most recently, a presentation of the new generation of this car was held. It should be noted that the previous version was on sale and remained practically unchanged for more than 14 years – just a huge period for the sphere of automobile production. The new Rolls Royce Phantom 2018, a photo, which is not yet known, has remained virtually unchanged. However, the full modernization was debugged for a long time and the car, which should represent all modern technologies, began to give way even to representatives of the middle class. In our article, we examined in detail the new Rolls Royce Phantom 2018.