A Rolls’s sheer size and weight dictate that a suitably special engine is required. That’s no problem. Thanks to a mighty 453bhp 6.75-litre V12, acceleration is extremely strong and the engine is merely ticking over at motorway speeds.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe ride & handling
Thanks to the air suspension, the ride is hushed and sublimely comfortable. The car corners neatly, too, and the steering is accurate as well as light. Do bear in mind, however, that parking bays and narrow country roads were not designed with cars of this magnitude in mind.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe refinement
You expect a Rolls-Royce to sound like a library on wheels, and for the most part the Phantom is appropriately silent. There's virtually no road noise and the mechanical components work smoothly and silently. Whether you’re wafting around town or effortlessly accelerating up to motorway speeds, the engine remains unobtrusive, and all there is to show the engine flexing its muscles is the merest burble from under the bonnet and the swing of the needle on the power reserve gauge.