Rolls-Royce Phantom, which survived the generation change in the summer of 2017, has undergone a planned upgrade. By tradition, the restyled limousine received the Series II suffix in the name: formally, this is not a facelift and not a planned upgrade at all, but almost the release of a new generation.
Visually, the updated “Phantom” stands out with a jumper that combines head optics: this is one of the most noticeable differences between the new sedan and the pre-reform one. The “grill” itself now has an optional backlight – like the younger Ghost. In addition, there are new steel wheels, stylized for the era of the 1920s. Alloy wheels are still available as an alternative.
The rear seats now have eco-friendly fabric upholstery, while the front still uses expensive leather: this is a new trim option called Platino from the Bespoke division. In addition, the restyled Phantom received a steering wheel with a thicker rim and a new infotainment system with an expanded set of online services and the ability to wirelessly connect smartphones.
The engine is still optional: a 6.75-liter, 571-horsepower twin-turbo V12 combined with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. Acceptance of orders for the flagship sedan is already open.
The updated Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of the last cars of the brand equipped with an internal combustion engine. By the end of this decade, the company will completely switch to electric cars, and the debut model – the large coupe Spectre – will reach the first buyers in the fourth quarter of next year. Now the two-door is undergoing a test program – the most difficult in the century-old history of the brand.