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Rolls-Royce Phantom

(2017 - present)

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a large luxury saloon and the flagship of the Rolls-Royce range. It is available in two different lengths, with the longer model providing additional rear legroom. The current model is the eighth generation to carry the Phantom name and went on sale in the UK in late 2017.

The Phantom is comfortably the most expensive saloon car on sale in the UK, starting at about £360,000, and Rolls-Royce claims that most owners will spend substantial money over and above that price to personalise their cars in various ways. The only engine available is a 6.75-litre petrol V12 unit supplied by Rolls-Royce’s parent company, BMW. All models are built at Rolls-Royce’s factory at Goodwood in West Sussex, England.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has received universally high praise from the UK motoring media, and as of February 2021 is the second-highest rated car that we’ve analysed with The Car Expert’s unique Expert Rating scale, which aggregates review data from 25 different UK automotive websites. It has been particularly complimented for its build quality and unparalleled luxury, with the only criticisms being that it is very expensive (obviously) and the running costs are similarly eye-watering.

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Key specifications

Body style: large saloon
Engine: petrol
Price: From £360,000 on-road

Launched: Summer 2017
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP and we are not expecting this to ever happen. If it does, we will update this section accordingly.

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Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Rolls-Royce Phantom has received


  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Luxury Car
  • GQ Car Awards – Best Supernatural Driving Experience


  • Top Gear Awards – Best Luxury Car

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