The Rolls-Royce Phantom was launched in 2003 and was the first
Rolls-Royce branded car made under the ownership of BMW. It
has a 6.75 L, 48-valve, V12 engine that produces 453 hp and
531 ft·lbs of torque. The engine is derived from BMW's
existing V12 powerplant.
Features of the Rolls-Royce Phantom:
- Instead of a tachometer, the Phantom has a power reserve dial
indicating how much of the engine's power is left available
to the driver.
- The rear doors are rear-hinged, called 'coach doors' by Rolls-Royce.
Because of the rear-seating position in relation to the rear
inner-door handles, buttons are mounted on both C-pillars which
operate hydraulic motors in order to close the rear doors. An
electronic lock prevents the doors from being accidentally opened
- The rear doors feature pop-out umbrellas. Fans are installed
in the holding compartment to remove moisture when the umbrellas
- The traditional "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament
has an electronic retraction mechanism to prevent theft and
protect pedestrians in the event of an accident. It may also
be retracted by the driver at the touch of a button.
- The 'RR' logos on each of the wheel hubs are independent bezels
in order to always remain upright while the wheel is rotating.
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2006 Rolls Royce Phantom Black
Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept
Rolls-Royce 100EX Concept
Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept