2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII – the eighth model of the Phantom family since 1925, the new flagship of Rolls-Royce transcends the codes of hyper-luxury, without denying its inheritance.
The Rolls-Royce are not automobiles. They are the absolute symbol of Hyperluxury and social success. It is so true that they escape the codes of the automobile industry. The current phantom can be flattered by an incredible longevity, like its ancestors. Fourteen years: All the builders would see two generations of vehicles. Not the venerable Goodwood House. Fourteen years: It is, therefore, the age at which the Phantom VII, the first model of the BMW era, is offered a well-deserved retreat. Neither quite the same nor quite another, his successor sees her lines evolve smoothly.
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Yet the revolution points to the spirit of ecstasy placed 15 mm higher than before. Invisible to the naked eye, it takes the form of a new platform, entirely of aluminum, and reserved for the English brand. Designed to serve as the basis for all future models of the manufacturer, this modular structure is capable of adapting to all the requirements of dimensions and technologies. It reduces the weight, increases the stiffness (+ 30%) and improves the comfort. At Rolls-Royce, the latter remains the number one priority. He has therefore been carefully cared for. This is confirmed by the appearance of a new double-wishbone front axle and a five-arm rear axle. With the help of the pneumatic suspension and the stereo camera which scans the road to adjust the damping to the state of the roadway, the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII claims to provide the sensation of a “flying carpet” to its occupants.
Conceived as a real rolling salon, the Phantom hosts 130 kilos of acoustic insulators in order to recreate the cocoon ambiance. If that were not enough to isolate the occupants of the rest of the world, they would be able to rely on tyres specially developed for that ship. Their internal structure receives an additional layer of foam to reduce the overall noise by 9 db. According to the builder, the new Phantom would thus be 10% quieter at 100 km/h than the model it replaces. Likewise, the doors that open in opposition are so assisted that one should hear only a murmur. Whether one is installed at the front or passenger of the rear seats, the Phantom reserves an indescribable experience. As always, technology is suggested, never invasive. The dashboard is purified and the large central tablet grouping all the features of the car can disappear behind a panel. The materials are symbols of excellence. The quality of the Assembly calls for superlatives.
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Interior
Comfort also relies on fully redesigned seats and whose camber on the back made of wood veneer is clearly inspired by the famous “Lounge chair of 1956” exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The shelves installed on the back of the front seat files and the screens are deployed electrically. At the already luxurious finish, Rolls-Royce is strong to meet all the whims and requirements of the clientele. A multitude of definitions are therefore available between the individual seats with removable armrest, the lounge seat or the bar cupboard including whisky glasses and champagne flutes. The extended version dubbed “Phantom Suite” adds additional comfort equipment, including heated areas such as armrests. The dashboard will also be customizable.
Designer Giles Taylor imagined that the horizontal surfaces of the tempered glass board could be used as a medium for artistic achievements. The bespoke customization program allows each customer to choose their favorite artist or designer in order to create a unique work, in consultation with the artisans of Rolls-Royce.
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Engine Specs
The comfort that the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII intends to hoist at an unequaled level is also based on the 12 V-cylinders. Doped by two turbochargers, this 6.75-litre silent block delivers the comfortable power of 563 horsepower, compared to 460 hp for the previous version with natural aspiration. The new engine delivers a titanic torque of 900 nm as early as 1 700 rpm. It is coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. We should be fixed on the launch schedule and prices at the Frankfurt Fair in early September.