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 (BMW)
Also calledRolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
Production2008–2016
AssemblyUnited Kingdom: Chichester, West Sussex, England (Goodwood plant)
Body and chassis
ClassLuxury car (F)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutFR layout
DoorsCoach doors
RelatedRolls-Royce Phantom Drophead
Powertrain
Engine6.75 L V12 460 PS (338 kW; 454 bhp)
Transmission6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,320 mm (130.7 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)
Chronology
SuccessorRolls-Royce Wraith

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 (412 cu in) V12 as found in the other Phantom models, developing 338 kW (453 bhp; 460 PS) of power and 720 N⋅m (530 lb⋅ft) of torque.[3] It is the first Rolls-Royce coupe in 22 years.

Specification[edit]

Rolls-Royce Phantom coupé

The Phantom Coupé has nearly 542 N⋅m (400 lb⋅ft) of torque, 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 377 g/km of CO
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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]

Sweptail[edit]

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail was a one-off custom Phantom Coupé sold in 2017 for $12.8 million after a 4-year build [8] making it the most expensive new car ever sold.[9]

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".
  8. ^ https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a9954783/this-dollar13-million-rolls-royce-took-four-years-to-build/
  9. ^ https://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/10739/13-million-rolls-royce-sweptail-could-be-most-expensive-new-car-ever-made

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