The Rolls-Royce Phantom II is getting a subtle facelift for 2023

The Rolls-Royce Phantom ! As the marque's pinnacle product, Phantom attracts an elite stratum of Rolls-Royce clients.

Rolls-Royce describes its flagship Phantom sedan as the best car in the world, and now it's getting even better with a bunch of small but noticeable updates for the eighth-generation Phantom's sixth model year. Called the Phantom Series II, Rolls' typical name for facelifted models, the 2023 Phantom's new styling features were apparently directly influenced by customer desires.

The Rolls-Royce flagship sedan arrived in its current form in 2017, as a 2018 model. The updated version, known as a Series II, is expected to start sales later this year as a 2023 model.

Exterior tweaks are limited to a revised grille with a new accent line running across the top and a lighting system to make the grille stand out at night. Buyers can also choose a shadow chrome pack that keeps the grille and other exterior accents dark.

Phantom's side profile retains Rolls-Royce's signature short front and long rear overhang, long wheelbase and broad c-pillar, the latter giving greater privacy for occupants. 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, emphasising the car's long dash-to-axle proportions, before falling gently towards the lantern-like rear lamps. The heavily undercut 'waft line' creates a strong shadow, visually signalling the marque's unequalled 'Magic Carpet Ride'.

The side profile is further enhanced with a suite of new wheels. A 3D, milled, stainless steel wheel with triangular facets is available to commission in a fully or part-polished finish. Alternatively, Phantom may be graced with a truly 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.

Responding to Phantom clients who have previously requested a darkened chrome grille surround, black bonnet reins, windscreen surround and side frame finishers, these may now be commissioned. This aesthetic now enables Rolls-Royce to transform Phantom into the lightest of light or the darkest of dark appearances.

When it comes to the interior almost nothing has changed, but that's OK as the Phantom's cabin is nicer than most houses. The steering wheel has a thicker rim, there are some new color and trim options, and that's about it. But the Phantom Series II does get a new Rolls-Royce Connected service that lets owners view the car's location and status, schedule a service appointment or send a navigation route to the vehicle from the Whispers smartphone app.

Phantom and Phantom Extended have distinct characters of their own, representing two different seats of power. Phantom is now predominantly favoured by the ever-increasing number of clients wishing to be in the driving seat themselves. For those preferring to command the road from the rear seat, Phantom Extended offers the definitive super-luxurious chauffeur-driven experience.

Now, Phantom includes the debut of 'Rolls-Royce Connected'. 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 displays the motor car's location, security status and current 'health' condition on Whispers; at the touch of a button, the owner can contact a preferred dealership for any servicing requirements or information about the car.

No change has been announced for the powertrain, which makes sense as the 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 powering the latest Phantom was significantly new compared to the V-12 it replaced. The engine generates a peak 563 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, with drive sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic.

Rolls-Royce is expected to offer an electric Phantom, though this likely won't occur until closer to Rolls-Royce's 2030 target to become a full-electric brand. Rolls-Royce's first electric vehicle will be a large coupe called the Spectre. It uses the same aluminum space-frame platform found in all contemporary Rolls-Royces, and will start sales next year.

The Phantom Series II will go on sale later this year, and while pricing hasn't been announced yet it should stick close to the current model's near-$500,000 starting price. Alongside the 'standard' production Phantom Series IIs, Rolls-Royce also unveiled its latest bespoke creation: the Phantom Platino, which has interior materials derived from bamboo.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II is getting a subtle facelift for 2023 The Rolls-Royce Phantom II is getting a subtle facelift for 2023 Reviewed by Góc chia sẻ 'Of Nhân on May 14, 2022 Rating: 5

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