For Refined, immensely comfortable and very fast, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is also far more agile than it looks. Fine materials, all put together beautifully.
Against Wind noise at motorway speed is disappointing. Rear-hinged rear doors and styling are controversial, while it's disappointing that you can't adjust the rear seats. Lacks some safety equipment.
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The Rolls-Royce Phantom is every bit the car that a flagship Rolls should be. It’s sensational to drive and to be in, and is built to the most exacting of standards. A real event.
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Target Price team says:
Hand built at a facility in Goodwood, England, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is BMW’s take on what the quintessential British luxury car should be. It’s vast and imposing in any of its four bodystyles – saloon, extended-wheelbase saloon, coupe and drop-head cabriolet.
The car is beautifully built from the finest materials available, while Rolls-Royce quirks like coach (rear-hinged) doors, a power-reserve dial in place of a rev-counter and self-levelling badges in the wheels underline the attention to detail.
Shifting all that metal, wood and leather is a 6.8-litre V12 engine, which makes it incredibly fast for a car of this size; you get from 0 to 62mph in a quite incredible six seconds. You’ll enjoy the experience whether you’re sitting in the front or the back, and that’s just what you should get from a Rolls-Royce.
Reader test team says:
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