Despite the fact that both the normal-wheelbase Phantom and the EWB (extended-wheelbase) version tested were slightly shorter than the car they replaced, they are still huge by sedan standards. At 5.76 m in length, it is more than half a meter longer than the longest Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
So it’s clear from the start that this isn’t a car designed for fear of excess. And certainly not when things like a long wheelbase can contribute a lot to refinement, as we’ll see later. The Phantom’s lower platform is an all-new aluminum space frame, dubbed (perhaps with unnecessary flamboyance) “architectural luxury” that makes the White body 30% stiffer and slightly more rigid than the previous Phantom. Lightweight. But Rolls-Royce admits that the fully-equipped and trimmed Phantom weighs more than the car it replaces. Loaded with continuous chassis technology, sophisticated measures and luxury features like Rolls-Royce did, it would be impossible without weight.
Design Director Giles and his tailors intend the car’s styling to be a little less formal and a little more modern than the previous Phantom, while maintaining the car’s signature aristocratic feel. The previous Phantom’s famous “Pantheon” grille has been toned down to blend in with the surrounding bodywork rather than being exaggerated, but it’s taller than on previous models. Overall, this car picks up most of the historical cues from his 1955 version of Silver in his cloud.
The Phantom’s front or rear hinged coach His rear doors open with his handle, a large, sturdy, tactile stainless steel door. With the push of a button, the front and rear doors automatically close.
Rear seat orientation options include:
- Standard rear seats with folding armrests and center seat belt. Two separate seats and a large fixed center console. A special two-seater ‘lounge’ rear seat. A setup with one of the chairs that you can ride flat on a ‘chaise longue’. The test car had a standard configuration, but the layout made it easy for passengers to talk with each other by tilting the outer seats slightly inward, which made it feel special.
- The inner C-pillar panel incorporates a mirror to reveal your evening wear. A crystal champagne flute and cooler are built right where the ski hatch would normally be.
- Rolls-Royce makes a bold statement about the authenticity of the materials in the cabin, and every knob, knob, surface, and switch that appears to be made of steel, glass, wood, or leather is actually what you see with your eyes. and in almost all cases it is plausible. In particular, the mahogany trim on our test car’s rear picnic table and the polished steel air vents stood out.
- While the metal-looking parts, such as the window regulators and some of the vent controls, are not entirely convincing, the overall material quality of the Phantom is a surprise to both the eye and fingertips.
The launch of Ghost in 2009 marked the beginning of a transformation in which the company’s annual production increased from hundreds to thousands.
The Phantom stand-in has evolved significantly in the second generation. The Ghost’s mechanical underpinnings, previously he inherited from the BMW 7 Series, now share the same luxurious platform his architecture as the Cullinan and Phantom. And innovations like Rolls-Mass Royce front he suspension dampers and active rear he anti-roll bars bring you closer to the Phantom’s ride than ever before.
While the Phantom was designed to drive, the Ghost was designed for wealthy drivers, and its dynamic character reflects that. Handling is slightly stiffer and more agile than the Phantom (partly due to its smaller proportions) and better than its older brother for daily driving on busy British roads.
Despite this, the car is slightly inferior to its big brother in terms of interior space, luxury feel and quality of materials, and the Rolls New Royce ‘post-opulent’ design approach, both inside and out. A neoclassical fortress on wheels, but practical.
Climbing a Rolls-Royce Ghost is an eventful and theatrical experience. The door handle is made of stainless steel, which feels cool to the touch and has a heavy feel to it, and the door itself feels heavy when opened carefully. You cross a low threshold over a thick woolen carpet before sliding down a relatively high leather armchair that is lavishly upholstered. Rear seat drivers can close the rear bus doors by pressing a button on the C-pillar. Driver and passenger passengers can use similar controls on the center console. When closed, you’ll be immersed in an environment as well-equipped and luxurious as a four-wheeler.
That armrest doubles as the control center for the car’s infotainment suite, but if you’re willing to give up some trunk space, Rolls-Royce opted for a central cooling chamber and the rear bulkhead You can install a champagne refrigerator in. A fixed center console is also available, with a larger integrated cooler for a whiskey decanter and two champagne flutes. You can also get two regular ‘lounge seats’ which are generous.
A tape measure showed the second-row seats, which aren’t as wide as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, despite the Ghost’s larger size. However, 900mm of rear legroom and 970mm of headroom are more than even the tallest passengers might need, and more importantly.
Bentley Flying Spur
But the Flying Spur is now in its third generation, evidenced by a more imposing, more muscular design that borrows a lot from the latest attractive Continental GT Coupe. Crewe’s ‘junior’ sedan benefits greatly from a new platform co-developed with Porsche, featuring all-wheel steering and active anti-roll bars. It also isolates the wonderfully luxurious cabin from the road and lays the foundation for excellent driving he dynamics. Grip, balance and steering are all noticeably improved. Opt for a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and expect a level of performance almost unmatched in the world of luxury sedans. With 542 hp and 770 Nm of torque, in just 4.1 seconds he accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h and to 320 km/h. All to the tune of a rich V8 exhaust note soundtrack. Three driving modes let you tailor your experience between comfort and sport. Bentley mode offers the perfect balance of the two. The fourth mode, Custom, allows you to customize settings to your personal preferences.
If you’re looking for a more efficient option, the 2.9-litre V6 Hybrid combines Bentley’s endless power with the ability to drive in cities with strict emission limits. Combined with a powerful 100kW electric motor, this motor can propel the car to a top speed of 177mph, and thanks to the electric motor’s instant torque, it can reach 60mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. . It can also travel at speeds of up to 140 km/h on pure electricity.
The Flying Spur is instantly recognizable as a handcrafted car, from the jeweled headlamps with cut crystals to the square oval polished chrome tailpipes at the rear.
Choose from seven standard exterior paint colors, or an optional extended range. Also available in Mulliner satin and pearlescent finishes. You can choose from more than 80 colors in total. Your choice can be complemented with a finish of your choice for exterior detailing: Chrome is standard, but the Blackline spec comes all black. The 20-inch 5-split-spoke alloy wheels are painted silver, and hybrid vehicles feature hybrid badging on the front wings and hybrid door sills.
For the interior, you can choose from five standard interior leather colors. Crown cut walnut veneer is standard, with a variety of other finishes available as options. This car is equipped with a WiFi hotspot integrated with Apple CarPlay . A touchscreen wireless remote control (TSR) allows rear-seat passengers to control functions ranging from the audio system to heating and ventilation. And with the optional Bentley Rear Entertainment System, he can stream videos, games and music from his mobile device to his 10.1-inch touchscreen mounted in the front seat.
Hybrid offers an intelligent navigation system. This is a unique feature among luxury hybrid vehicles that automatically selects any of the car’s three modes (EV, Hybrid or Hold) for maximum performance at any point during the journey. It has a predictive E mode that can efficiency.