The grandest and greatest luxury conveyance in motor-dom was replaced by Rolls-Royce in 2017, and shortly thereafter, our road testers gave it a glittering five-star road test welcome.
Owners are going to adore it at least as much for the extravagant statement of wealth and status it bestows as they are going to adore it for the unparalleled sense of occasion that one experiences when traveling in one. However, despite the fact that most people will never know this, driving the most recent iteration of the Phantom is an experience that can only be described as exceptional.
Its gently loping and delightfully indulgent feeling ride comfort can be sampled from the back seats, of course, and is like nothing else you’ll encounter in a car: supremely quiet and smooth, despite Rolls-Royce’s fitment of the latest run-flat tyre technology. Its superbly comfortable and singularly isolating ride comfort is like nothing else you’ll encounter in a car.
The supreme refinement and adaptability of its V12 engine, the progressiveness of its throttle pedal on step-off, and the precision feel and perfect weight of the car’s large-rimmed steering wheel are all remarkable. So, too, is the ease with which you can place such a huge car on the road; the car’s tolerance for whatever rate of progress suits your trip; the car’s tolerance for whatever rate of progress suits your trip; and so on.