Both standard and extended wheelbase Phantom VIII models have been launched in India.
After its world premiere in July last year, the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has finally been launched in India.
The Phantom VIII is claimed to have the most silent interior of anything on wheels. To live upto that claim, Rolls Royce has equipped the car with 6mm two-layer glazing all around it, alongside more than 130kg of sound insulation, large aluminium joints, and use of high absorption materials.
Engineers have also added a double skin alloy on areas within the floor and bulkhead of the spaceframe, and the skin itself houses foam and felt layers in between. Furthermore, the British uber-luxury carmaker has also worked closely with its tyre supplier to invent 'Silent-Seal' tyres - which feature a specific foam layer placed inside the tyre to wipe out tyre cavity noise and reduce overall tyre noise by 9db.
The Phantom VIII sits atop Rolls-Royce’s recently announced all-new proprietary aluminium architecture dubbed Architecture of Luxury. This platform will underpin most new cars from the brand’s future lineup, including the upcoming Cullinan SUV.
The one behind the new Phantom’s wheel will operate a 6.75-litre V12 turbo-petrol motor churning out 563bhp of power and 900Nm of torque. All this mechanical force is fed to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
As always, each Phantom VIII is expected to be bespoke, with customers tailoring their specifications. A Rolls-Royce customer can choose from 44,000 exterior colours and request personalised designs from the company’s team of designers.
Pricing in India for Phantom standard wheelbase has been officially announced at Rs 9.50 crore while the extended wheelbase is priced at Rs 11.35 crore, inclusive of a four-year service package and regional warranty, 24-hour roadside support. Pricing depends on customer specification, however.