Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Review

  October 31, 2013


Phantom Coupe is the fourth Phantom model since the launch of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in 2003, following Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase, and Phantom Drophead Coupe. It is a driver-oriented, two-door and four-passenger model in the current line-up completing the Phantom family.

The dynamic Phantom Coupe offers incredible levels of comfort. Blending cutting-edge technology with a beautifully proportioned, muscular body that exudes power and style, the car incorporates timeless Rolls-Royce design cues in a contemporary manner.

The Phantom Coupe is highly customisable. Buyers can choose from 44,000 different color options but they cannot make any modifications to the coupe.

Powertrain & Performance

The Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.7-litre V12 engine with 48 valves that produces 453 bhp and 720 Nm of torque. 25 per cent increase in fuel capacity compared to the Drophead Coupe adds significant driving range. This ace coupe has a top speed of 55 mph or 250 km/h. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds.

Build & Styling

Phantom Coupe, inspired by the 101EX experimental concept of 2006, is the embodiment of a modern, driver focused Rolls-Royce, because of its sleek and seductive combination of classic proportions, powerful presence and breathtaking detailing.

The two-door, four-seater Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is three feet smaller than the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Body-colored front and rear bumpers, Spirit of Ecstasy Hood Ornament, daytime running lights, LED sidelights, 21-inch alloy wheels, and a raked grille are among its standard exterior features.

Inside, the back seats are very accessible because of its rear-hinged coach doors. The Phantom Coupe has a high torsional rigidity thanks to the stiff dampers and an uninterrupted A-pillar. A brushed steel finish of A-pillar and bonnet which was seen for the first time in 100EX is also available.

Like the Roll-Royce Phantom Drophead coupe, the Phantom Coupe has a Picnic Boot that can provide seating for two. Leather-covered telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, 15-speaker audio system, wood and leather trim on the dashboard, instrumentation panel with LED illumination, a trip computer, and a tire pressure indicator are the key features. Safety features include four-channel anti-lock system (ABS), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), dual front airbags, front side airbags, height-adjustable front head restraints, dual height-adjustable rear head restraints, three-point seat belts for all positions, and four-wheel anti-lock vented disc brakes. Besides this, it also features a sophisticated Intelligent Safety and Information System (ISIS) network which monitors the car's behavior and in case of an accident activates numerous active safety systems including the integrated front seat airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners via a host of intelligent sensors.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Spirit of Ecstasy Hood Ornament
    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • A pair of spectacular rear-hinged doors
  • Cons

    • Highly Priced