The new generation 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII has graced the car market of India with its arrival. The new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII has been priced in the range of Rs. 9.5 crores to Rs. 11.35 crore for the extended wheelbase variant (all prices ex-showroom, across India). As the name suggests, the all new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is the 8th generation model of the flagship sedan from the house of the mega-luxury auto brand.
The all new RR Phantom VIII gets powered by the revered twin turbocharged 6.75L V12 engine. This massive engine has the capability to belt out a superb 563 bhp of power and a mammoth 900 Nm of torque. The engine transfers the generated power to the rear wheels of the ultra luxury sedan through a sophisticated ZF 8-speed automatic transmission that features a GPS receiver to analyze the car's location as well as speed to accordingly optimize the shift timing. The new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII can do the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 5.3 seconds and offer has a top speed of 250 kmph.
The RR Phantom VIII is based on a newly developed aluminium spaceframe chassis that is called the 'The Architecture of Luxury'. The new Architecture of Luxury platform will eventually underpin all the upcoming new-gen models from the house of Rolls-Royce including the company’s first SUV, the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
In terms of dimensions, the new generation Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is 5,762 mm long, 2,018 mm wide, 1,646 mm high and sits on wheelbase measuring 3,552 mm. The extended wheelbase variant of the sedan is 220 mm longer at 5,982 mm owing to its longer wheelbase measures 3,772 mm. The extended wheelbase variant is also 10 mm taller than the standard variant at 1,656 mm.
When it comes to design language, the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII gets an evolutionary styling keeping its precursor’s basic design intact along with the famed suicide rear doors.
The new-gen model has certainly become all the more luxurious and more stunning than ever. The iconic luxury car’s face has become bolder with styling elements, new laser headlights and revised patent Parthenon radiator grille that is placed higher. The rear facade of the new Phantom VIII gets a design inspired by the bygone Phantom from the 50s and 60s along with smoothly sloping roofline.
The bespoke company has made the Phantom VIII’s cabin more customizable than ever before. There’s the new massive Gallery glass panel on the dash that allows the installation of 3D pieces of art behind it.
There are more heated parts in the car such as the front centre console lid, front door armrests, lower C-Pillar, rear side armrests, all individual seats and rear centre armrest. There are innumerable leather upholstery and tons of wood finishes to choose from. In short, the cabin of the latest RR Phantom is a lap of luxury.
The new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII’s launch is a highly significant event for the Indian luxury car market, as it has a class of its own. Although the new Phantom is a lot more expensive than its predecessor, the deep pocketed rich and famous lot would only be happy to pay the price to possess this new icon.