The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is a luxury two-door, four-seat coupe that the British luxury and performance auto manufacturer has produced since 2008. The Phantom Coupe is assembled by hand at a Rolls-Royce production facility in Chichester, West Sussex, England. It is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle based on the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland in 2008.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.75-liter V12 engine that yields 453 brake horsepower, and it is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Phantom Coupe boasts a 0-60 acceleration time of 5.8 seconds, and can achieve a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Fuel efficiency for the Phantom Coupe is rated at 11 miles per gallon city, 19 miles per gallon highway, and 14 miles per gallon combined, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Thanks to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe’s painstaking hand assembly process, buyers of the Phantom Coupe have nearly unlimited interior and exterior finish options to choose from. Upon its release, the Phantom Coupe became known for its optional starlight headliner, which features hundreds of fiber optic elements to twinkle like a night sky. The standard headliner is finished in either wool or cashmere. The hand built interior of the Phantom Coupe features extensive use of leather upholstery and wood veneer trim, accented by metal trim inlays and lambswool carpeting. Buyers can opt for personal touches, such as a monogrammed driver’s seat headrest. The coach reverse-open doors feature an electronic button close. The audio system in the Phantom Coupe is a Harman Kardon Lexicon Logic 7 system with a 15-speaker surround sound, 420-watt configuration that also features a six-DVD changer hidden in the glove box, satellite radio, USB integration, and an auxiliary input jack. The communications and information system is based on BMW’s iDrive system, which is used to control the car’s functions. The vehicle also features an electronically controlled adaptive air suspension system with leveling at all four corners, 21-inch cast aluminum wheels, optional front and rear parking cameras, a picnic trunk with a seating platform, a 360-degree monitoring camera system, a power closing trunk lid, multi-zone climate control, heated seats in both the front and back, a driver settings memory system, front fender umbrella holders, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth wireless integration, keyless entry and ignition, a voice command system, an 8.8-inch screen interface with split-screen functionality for multitasking. The navigation map can be displayed simultaneously along with the audio system controls or certain other functions. Standard safety equipment on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe includes anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, front and rear parking sensors, front side airbags and full side curtain airbags.
For the 2013 model year, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe was updated with new front and rear exterior styling and LED turn signals, as well as new LED headlamps with horizontal LED daytime running lights. The suspension and steering were tuned up for more sporty driving and handling. The Phantom Coupe also comes standard with the Phantom’s dynamic options package, which features stiffened anti-roll bars and tuned suspension, transmission and brake programming.