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Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Summary


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 August 2021 is currently the highest-rated car we’ve analysed with The Car Expert’s unique Expert Rating index, 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


Media reviews


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Safety rating


No safety rating

The Rolls-Royce Phantom was not crash tested by Euro NCAP when it was launched in 2017 and we are not expecting it to see a series of £350K+ saloons smashed into walls and poles so that a few plutocrats can feel better about their prospects in an emergency.

If it does, we will update this section accordingly because you’ll probably want to watch the videos.

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. Again, not expecting it to happen anytime soon, so you’ll have to use your imagination to work out how environmentally friendly a three-tonne saloon powered by a 6.8-litre petrol V12 might be.

Awards


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

2018

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

2017

  • Top Gear Awards – Best Luxury Car

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