The Phantom is not only the ultimate status symbol, it’s the Holy Grail of handcrafted luxury automobiles. Its decadent design is derived from an aluminum structure that rides atop an air suspension for euphoric comfort. Want to show the world you’ve arrived? You need a Phantom.
Prodigious power is provided by a 563-hp twin-turbo V-12 paired with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. Acceleration is brisk, but Rolls-Royce’s claimed 5.1-second zero-to-60-mph time isn’t anything you’d appreciate your chauffer trying to replicate; the Phantom is better suited for wafting along with smooth, steady inputs to throttle and steering. To say that the ride is smooth would be an understatement: The Phantom practically levitates over the road and features a pothole-spotting camera that helps the suspension adapt to road imperfections in real time.
Credits: Drew Dorian, Car and Driver Magazine