Rolls Royce has introduced the eighth generation Phantom in the Indian market. This is priced at Rs. 9.50 crore (ex-showroom) for the standard wheelbase edition and the extended wheelbase edition of the Phantom is priced at Rs. 11.35 crore (ex-showroom). The Phantom VIII has been introduced first in Chennai and will gradually cover other cities. The 8th generation model gets the aluminium space frame platform which is labelled as the Architecture of Luxury by Rolls Royce. This platform ensures 30% more rigidity while the new Phantom is shorter, taller and wider by 77 mm, 8 mm and 29 mm respectively.
The Rolls Royce Phantom VIII sports a more evolved and attractive design language. The large chrome 24-slat grille is accompanied by LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights. The design of the car draws inspiration from a yacht and the two-tone shade also enhances the car’s beauty. The iconic suicide doors are present and 6 mm two-layered glazing for each window surface. 130 kg of sound insulation contributes towards making the Rolls Royce Phantom VIII the most silent motor car in the world. There is a digital instrument cluster along with a massive infotainment unit. The interface has been sourced from BMW.
The gallery inside the car is a glass-covered zone and this covers the entire length from the steering wheel to the passenger side door. This can showcase specific colours and finishes and artwork or even a family crest. The new Rolls Royce Phantom VIII gets a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine that churns out 563 BHP and 900 Nm. There is an 8-speed satellite-aided transmission setup. The Rolls Royce Phantom VIII can do the 100 kmph dash in only 5.4 seconds.
The Rolls Royce Phantom VIII can be customized entirely as per owner preferences. Each Phantom will be a bespoke offering with customers tailoring their own specifications and features. Rolls Royce offers 44, 000 exterior colour options and the Bespoke design team offers personalized designs as well. The service pack covers 4 years and there is a regional warranty as well along with 24-hour roadside assistance.