What Car? says...
Although car brands will occasionally bleat on about their history and how long a certain model name has been on sale, we can’t think of any that are quite so long lasting as the Rolls-Royce Phantom. While the famous British marque is unlikely to boast about this fact – such bragging is arguably far too vulgar – we’re quite happy to point out that the name first appeared in 1925.
Yes, there have been a couple of occasions where the name disappeared for a decade or so, but it has been a firm fixture in the range since 2003. Now on only its eighth generation, the Phantom remains the pinnacle of the Rolls-Royce range and, arguably, the new car market as a whole.
How you decorate this cocoon is almost entirely up to you; there is a brochure full of colours, upholsteries and options you can choose from. And, if your bank balance has enough noughts before the decimal point, Rolls Royce will gladly add to, remove from or adapt your Phantom in any way you like.
Although we suspect Rolls-Royce would say the Phantom is without rivals, we’d argue that the Bentley Mulsanne serves as a similarly bespoke and far sportier alternative, while the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is also worth a look. Sure, you could argue that the regular S-Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi A8 are also rivals, but that’s like suggesting that an M&S meal deal is comparable to a hamper from Fortnum’s.
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|RRP price range||£378,700 - £450,700|
|Number of trims (see all)||1|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||18.6 - 18.8|
|Available doors options||4|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£27,854 / £33,182|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£55,707 / £66,363|