2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom FIRST DRIVE Review – price, specs and release date

Rolls-Royce replaces its flagship saloon car with an all-new model that remains the last word in automotive luxury

“A Phantom is a Phantom is a Phantom,” according to Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös, so we’re glad we’ve got that cleared up.

What he means is that the Rolls-Royce Phantom has always been the last word in luxury, and has sat atop Rolls-Royce’s range ever since the brand was rejuvenated under BMW ownership at the turn of the millennium. And will continue to do so.

This new Phantom, then, has been given the complete going over for its 2017 relaunch. There is a bespoke aluminium platform, which will underpin all Rolls-Royces in future, as well as a unique new V12, 6.75-litre engine with two turbochargers, driving through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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