Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom (3C68) coupe (2015-01-25) 01.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor Cars
Also calledRolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
Production2008–2017
AssemblyUnited Kingdom: Chichester, West Sussex, England (Goodwood plant)
Body and chassis
ClassLuxury car (F)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutFR layout
DoorsSuicide doors
RelatedRolls-Royce Drophead
Powertrain
Engine6.75 L V12 460 PS (338 kW; 454 bhp)
Transmission6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,320 mm (131 in)
Length5,609 mm (220.8 in)
Width1,987 mm (78.2 in)
Height1,592 mm (62.7 in)
Kerb weight2,590 kg (5,710 lb)

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is a luxury car manufactured by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars that debuted at the 2008 Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6 March 2008.[1] The platform is based on the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom and has styling heavily derived from the Rolls-Royce 100EX, a concept car unveiled to celebrate the company's centennial in 2004.[2] Its interior includes leather and wood veneer. There is a button to close the "coach doors" (suicide doors). The Phantom Coupe has the same 6.75 litre V12 as found in the other Phantom models, developing 338 kW (453 bhp) (460 PS) of power and 720 N·m (531 lb·ft) of torque.[3] It is the first Rolls-Royce coupe in 22 years.

Specification[edit]

Rolls-Royce Phantom coupé

The Phantom Coupé is powered by a 6.75 L V12, producing 460 PS (338 kW; 453 hp) and 531 lb⋅ft (720 N⋅m) of torque—with nearly 400 lb⋅ft (542 N⋅m), or 75 percent, available at 1,000 rpm—and has segment-leading fuel economy[citation needed] thanks to technology such as direct injection and variable valve and camshaft control.[4] The car features reverse-opening power-closing doors, adaptive suspension with automatic four-corner levelling, 21-inch alloy wheels, a 15-speaker 420 watt sound system with navigation, and a handcrafted interior with flawless leather trim and a choice of wood veneers. The "picnic" boot provides a seating platform for two and offers easy access to the luggage compartment. Optional equipment includes front and rear parking cameras and a wide array of paint colours and interior trim material choices. A unique option is a full-length "starlight" headliner, which incorporates hundreds of tiny fibre optics to give the impression of a star-filled night sky.[5]

Performance[edit]

The Phantom Coupé is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 5.8 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h), with a fuel consumption in combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) of 16 L/100 km (18 mpg‑imp; 15 mpg‑US) while producing 377g/km of CO2.[6]

Reception[edit]

The Phantom Coupé has received mostly positive reviews from critics. The British television show Top Gear rated the car 9/10 for performance, 10/10 for quality, 9/10 for design, but criticised its high cost.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "79th International Motor Show, Palexpo-Geneva, 5th to 15th March 2009. World premieres in car industry, international car exposition". Salon-auto.ch. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  2. ^ Ramsey, Jonathon (16 February 2008). "Geneva '08 Preview: Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe breaks cover — Autoblog". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  3. ^ "specifications- Rolls-roycemotorcars.com".
  4. ^ "specifications Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe".
  5. ^ "specifications Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe". 26 April 2012.
  6. ^ "specifications Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe". 26 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Top Gear Review".

External links[edit]

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