Rolls-Royce has released a new collection of Phantom Series II photos from the media presentation of the updated flagship of the French Riviera, called the Phantom Rendezvous. The new shots allow us to take a closer look at the various finishing options and combinations for the Phantom, including the disposable British phantom.
Changes in the design of the Phantom Series II are now limited to the illuminated slightly twisted Pantheon grille and the laser-cut stars on the headlights. Thus, the most important change is the additional personalization options that will give a new look to the eighth-generation Phantom, introduced in 2017.
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In addition to the beautiful Phantom Plantino, which was introduced as part of the facial expression, the company has unveiled another custom model called the British Phantom, designed for Rolls-Royce’s “patriotic customers”. In our eyes, it looks closer to what the sports and Black Edition look like, but this finish is not available for the Phantom. The Great British Phantom comes with new wheels, Magma Red exterior tones and black chrome accents on the grille, hood, window frame, back cover and exhaust pipes, which are added as an option on popular demand. The model also comes with a special logo in column C and a matching work of art inspired by the Union flag at the Phantom Gallery on the control panel.
If you’re an avid reader, you probably know that we like the new 22-inch wheels. A few weeks ago, we introduced them to the entire Rolls-Royce range, but they look better in the Phantom due to their rich and impressive nature. Fortunately, the press material is filled with examples of wheeled phantoms, the disc of which is combined with different exterior shades from an almost infinite color palette. Personally, I love it as shown in the black lacquered black Phantom, but the standard polished stainless steel finish is also very good.
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All Phantom versions have 563 hp. (420 kW / 571 PS) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque, the same twin-turbo is equipped with a 6.75-liter V12. Phantom driving is not the most sporty experience here, but we think that our colleagues in the press liked to ride a luxury sedan on a magic carpet on the winding roads of the French Riviera.
The event took place at the Maybourne Riviera Hotel in Rockbrunn-Cap Martin, offering photographers a magnificent view of Monaco. Rolls-Royce chose C Кte d’Azur for the press drive not only because of the beautiful roads and the fact that it is full of Rolls-Royce customers, but also because of the connection with the history of the company where Sir Henry Royce spent his life. From 1912 until his death in 1933 he spent the winter in a villa in Le Canadel.
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