The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the most iconic and popular Rolls around, of which the history spans decades of luxurious innovation and design. Starting from 1925 on, each model has brought a fascinating change that has set the bar for high-class auto-design. The first generation was put to production to replace the Silver Ghost. The car would go on to absolutely set the tone for generations to come.
Nowadays there are a few Phantom models in production: the standard Rolls-Royce Phantom, The Phantom Drophead Coupe, and the Phantom Coupe.
The standard model has gone through many changes over the years and since its introduction into the auto markets in 2003. It was released and designed during Rolls-Royce’s BMW ownership. The car impressed the hosts of Top-Gear, so much so that they gave it “car of the year” in 2003.
In 2007 The Phanotom Drophead Coupe was released and was strongly based on the 2003 standard model. This was off course a two door smaller convertible version of the standard design. The interior is an interesting generational mix of gentlemen’s clubs, ranging from Art Deco to minimalist. It is currently the expensive Phantom model, priced at $533,000.00 . The first one sold was auctioned at Naples, Florida for charity.
At the Geneva Motor show, in 2008, the Rolls-Royce Phontom Coupe debuted, and of course it was heavily based off the Standard Phantom 100EX model. The unobvious alterations of this coupe are extremely interesting. For one, there are fiber optics in the headliner to simulate the stars of a night sky. There is a segment-leading system for better fuel economy. The car has received many positive reviews, among them are the hosts of Top-Gear who gave the car a 9/10 review, with a 10/10 for quality. The only complaint they had was that it costs to much.
The Phontom legacy is certainly an enjoyable one of sturdiness and consistency in quality and innovation of design.