Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled a new expression for Phantom Series II that includes ‘light-touch’ visual but prominent enhancements. The Phantom Series II, the luxury brand’s distinctive name for updated models, the 2023 Phantom’s new styling features were influenced by customer demands.
To create new and assertive modernity, the exterior of the car features a new polished horizontal line between the daytime running lights above the Pantheon Grille. A slight geometric change to the Pantheon Grille makes the ‘RR’ Badge of Honour and Spirit of Ecstasy mascot more prominent when viewed from the front. The grille is now illuminated, while the headlights are garnished with intricate laser-cut bezel starlights.
Phantom’s side profile keeps Rolls-Royce’s signature short front and long rear overhang, long wheelbase and broad c-pillar. The silhouette preserves the elegant key lines running from the Spirit of Ecstasy to the tapering rear tail. The ‘split-belt’ line begins at the front fender and curves gently towards the rear door before falling towards the lantern-like rear lamps. The heavily undercut ‘waft line’ creates a strong shadow.
The new car received a suite of new wheels. A 3D, milled, stainless steel wheel with triangular facets is available in a fully or part-polished finish. Alternatively, Phantom may be ordered with an elegant disc wheel, recalling the romance of 1920’s Rolls-Royce motor cars. This disc wheel is produced in both polished stainless steel and black lacquer, perfectly encapsulating the sense of flight on land.
Phantom clients who wanted a darkened chrome grille surround, black hood reins, windscreen surround, and side frame finishers, may now commission them as well.
Inside, the new Phantom stays almost unaltered. The steering wheel has been made slightly thicker.
Phantom and Phantom Extended include ‘Rolls-Royce Connected’ service. This enables the owner to send an address directly to the motor car from Whispers, the Rolls-Royce private-members’ Application, providing seamless navigation to an event, restaurant, dealership or even the Home of Rolls-Royce itself. ‘Rolls-Royce Connected’ also shows the car’s location, security status and current ‘health’ condition on Whispers.
The eighth-generation Phantom has been designed to offer a ‘blank canvas’ for Bespoke personalization. To mark the introduction of Phantom Series II and to illustrate Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke capability, the marque has created a new Bespoke masterpiece, Phantom Platino, named after the silver-white finish of platinum.
The front seats of the bespoke vehicle are finished in fine Rolls-Royce leather, while those in the rear are upholstered in fabric. The tone-on-tone of Platino’s interior is achieved by combining two different fabrics; one created in an Italian mill for its durable yet luxurious appearance, the other derived from bamboo fibres, selected for its lustrous finish.
Both materials share an original repeating pattern based on an abstract interpretation of the Spirit of Ecstasy. In the silken textile, the design is smaller and woven into the fabric. The bamboo fabric is embroidered with larger icons. The surround of Phantom’s dashboard timepiece is made from a 3D-printed ceramic.
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