The Rolls Royce Phantom Series II rolls into India today
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The imperial Rolls Royce Phantom Series II will be unveiled in India today and IAB will be there to cover the extravaganza.
The Rolls Royce Phantom cars are considered to be the epitome of automotive luxury and elegance and the new Phantom Series II is no different.
The palace on wheels continues to don its timeless design, with subtle additions that make it contemporary. The headlamps now get LED lights and the earlier three part grill now becomes a single stainless steel piece of meticulous workmanship. The front and rear bumpers are slightly reworked and the 21” alloy wheels can be ordered with painted, polished or half polished state.
The exquisitely finished interior works magic with the perfect combination of best wood, leather and chrome. Of course the guys at RR can build the interior with bespoke materials if you approach them with a fat cheque. The touchscreen display is now bigger and runs on the latest version of the BMW iDrive system. The rear seat is taller by 18 mm.
The leviathan is propelled by the same hand built 6.75 litre V12 monster which belts out a monumental 453 bhp and is mated to an eight speed ZF automatic gearbox which improves the fuel efficiency by 10%.
In today’s world, even the Rollers find the need to be fuel efficient!
Naught to hundred is dispatched in just 5.7 seconds.
The Phantom Series II will be unveiled in Mumbai on 21st September by Herfried Hasenoehrl, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars General Manager – Emerging Markets Asia and Hal Serudin, Corporate Communications Manager, Asia-Pacific. Director, Sales & Marketing, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Mumbai, Sharad Kachalia will also be present.