Phantom VIII

The ultimate in automotive luxury, reinvented for an eighth generation

At the rarefied level of Rolls-Royce’s new flagship, luxury isn’t measured by the softness of the leather upholstery or the perfectly-matched grain of the veneer. Such things are taken as read.

Instead, luxury is redefined as an environment that’s created exclusively for the owner.  The eighth and latest generation of Phantom achieves this; it is a statement of perfectionist car making that’s as bold as it is seductive.

Overview

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Due to the way the new Phantom is constructed, it has fewer panel joins, giving the impression on first view that it is hewn from solid aluminium. The unique signature Pantheon grille is still the focus of the head-on view, but the top surfaces are curved to better integrate it with the bonnet. This cleaner, more modern treatment of a design classic is complemented by the new headlamp design. The front-to-rear design line begins at the grille and flows outward then along the flanks, conveying grace and fluidity. It’s a confident evolution of key Rolls-Royce design signatures.

Enter the interior and you’ll encounter ‘the Embrace’, the Rolls-Royce term for the way the doors silently close as you settle into the seats and are cocooned in a haven of calm and elegance. Technology is hidden until it’s needed, surfaces are beautifully simple yet seemingly perfect in every detail. Even the (heated) armrests are inspired by the classic form of a J-Class yacht. The dashboard and fascia has been reimagined as ‘the Gallery’ – an uninterrupted sweep of toughened glass that runs the full width of the dash, enclosing dials, 12.3-inch TFT colour displays and analogue clock, while providing a viewing space for images or works of art chosen by the vehicle owner.

Interior Tour

Technology

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

The Phantom VIII is powered by an all-new 6.75-litre V12 engine that – for the first time in a Phantom – is turbocharged, for a majestic 900Nm of torque from just 1700rpm. This, along with a maximum power output of 563bhp, gives abundant reserves of performance at all speeds from walking pace to motorway cruising, with the uncanny sensation of a virtually silent motive force.

With the new Phantom, Rolls-Royce unveils its new concept ‘The Architecture of Luxury’ that will underpin the entire range in time. It’s the antithesis of adapting a volume monocoque platform to create a flagship product; in contrast, it’s a way of making cars that has individuality at its core. The Phantom VIII’s all-aluminium spaceframe is scalable to standard and extended wheelbase models. As well as being lighter than the preceding model, it’ is 30 per cent more rigid, which greatly improves noise suppression and ride comfort. The latest-generation air suspension features the ‘Flagbearer’, a stereo video camera that scans the road ahead and adjusts the suspension in anticipation of dips and bumps to deliver the famed Rolls-Royce ‘riding on air’ sensation. Four-wheel steering, a new double-wishbone front axle and five-link rear suspension ensure both agility and serene progress. Rolls-Royce has even collaborated on a silent seal tyre that reduces tyre noise by 9dB, and uses foam-filled double-skin alloy on the bulkhead for extra noise suppression. Taken together, these and many other detailed measures deliver a new benchmark in silent travel. The old Rolls-Royce advertising line ‘At 60mph the loudest sound was the ticking of the clock’ has never been truer – although the dash-mounted analogue clock itself is notably quiet.

Specification

  • Top SpeedTBC

  • 0-60 MPHTBC

  • Max Power563 BHP

  • Engine Size6.75 L

  • WeightTBC

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
Dimensions
Vehicle length TBC
Vehicle width TBC
Vehicle height TBC
Wheelbase TBC
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) TBC
Engine
Type V / 12
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 900Nm / 664lb ft @ 1700rpm
Power output @ engine speed 563bhp / 420kW / 570PS @ 5250rpm
Performance
Top speed TBC
Acceleration 0-60 mph: TBC
Fuel Consumption
Urban TBC
Extra urban TBC
Combined consumption / range 1 TBC
CO2 emissions (combined) TBC

New Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII PRICing From £360,000

New Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII prices start from £360,000. This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price (RRP) including VAT as of August 2017, please call us to discuss options.

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