Rolls-Royce has recently unveiled their new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII. I love the look of this.
The Phantom VIII still has the iconic 2:1 proportions of every Phantom generation, but this new contemporary design has the appearance of being formed from a solid block of aluminum. Obviously crafted from the most precious and contemporary of materials, there is an unexpected lightness to the Phantom; an effortless elegance.
“Every one of our customers — each a connoisseur of luxury in the extreme — were asking for something more individual to them, not less. We were adamant that that was what they should have,” according to Müller-Ötvös.
The Phantom VIII has an all new 6.75 liter twin-turbo V12 engine at its silent beating heart. The engine employs two turbo chargers that contribute to a low-end torque output of 900Nm at a very low 1,700rpm while also delivering 420W of power. This is what allows the Phantom its graceful low speed progress at state occasions, but a surge of power when necessary. Plus, the driver will be prepared for whatever the road has in store with Satellite Aided Transmission and a ZF 8-Speed gearbox.
In fact, the motorcar manufacturer claims Phantom VIII to be the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever. Just a sample of the advanced intelligence systems on-board include Alertness Assistant: a 4 camera system with Panoramic View, all-around visibility including helicopter view, Night Vision and Vision Assist, Active Cruise control, collision warning, pedestrian warning, cross-traffic warning, lane departure and lane change warning, a 7×3 High-resolution head-up display, WiFi hotspot, and the latest navigation and entertainment systems.
This article was originally published by Pursuitist