The 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom continues the tradition of the most recognizable name in ultra-luxury automobiles for the extraordinarily wealthy. Aside from the Maybach, there isn’t another vehicle in this super-luxury sedan segment. The Rolls-Royce name is easily one of the most notable examples of luxury and wealth, and the Phantom continues the tradition.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 6.7-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Rolls-Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB
For 2007, Rolls-Royce adds a long-wheelbase version of the Phantom, called the Phantom EWB, which boasts an additional 10 inches of back-seat legroom. Both models of the Phantom get a new auxiliary audio input jack and ""blue chrome"" interior metal surfaces.
The 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom five-seat, ultra-luxury sedan comes in regular and extended-wheelbase models. Most of the finest luxury features come standard, including HID headlights, 20-inch wheels, parking sensors, and automatically closing rear doors and trunk. The Phantom can be subject to customization through options. Notable standalone options include 21-inch wheels, a sunroof, and special exterior paint colors. Rolls-Royce also accommodates buyers with completely bespoke feature requests.
The exterior announces the Phantom as one of the most expensive luxury status symbols available. Indeed, it looks quite recognizable and never tarnishes the badge of ultimate luxury and wealth. The distinctive Phantom exterior seems to have some ungainly lines and boxy-ness for 2007, and it makes for one of the least attractive examples of a Rolls-Royce.
The palace-like cabin of the 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom boasts four-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, an integrated communication system, a navigation system, and a surround-sound audio system (designed by Lexicon) featuring a single-CD head unit with an instrument-panel-mounted changer and an auxiliary input jack, all as standard gear. Options include a two-person rear seat with a center console and a rear DVD-based entertainment system. The customizable options available to buyers cover everything imaginable.
As for cabin design and quality, most humans never live in a home as sumptuously and finely appointed as the interior of a Phantom.
Performance & Handling
The Phantom makes use of a 6.7-liter V-12 that produces 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. The Phantom’s ability to run the zero-to-60 mph sprint in just 5.7-seconds comes from the engine's truck-like torque output. It offers 398 lb-ft of this massive torque at just 1000 rpm. The precise-shifting six-speed automatic transmission helps with off-the-line acceleration as well. The speed governor has now been raised to 149 mph, up from 130 mph. The BMW-derived engine represents a fine feat of modern engineering and boasts dual-overhead cams, direct injection, all-aluminum construction, four valves per cylinder, and variable valve timing. Given the price and reputation involved, it makes sense that no cost would be spared in terms of design, construction or materials. Thus, the 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom serves as a status symbol that can really move.
Unlike other BMW-aided vehicles, the Phantom is not an athletic machine and certainly not a sport sedan. It behaves in a well-mannered fashion at reasonable speeds, but aside from the acceleration, there shouldn’t be any other expectations of sportiness. The Phantom helps its occupants travel in absolute comfort, style, and luxury. It certainly accomplishes its luxury goals with ease, but it does not make for a driver’s machine, especially with a curb weight that gets close to some of the biggest SUVs on the market.
Standard safety gear for the 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom includes stability control, traction control, run-flat tires, a tire-pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes, side airbags for front occupants, and full-length side-curtain airbags. This list of safety equipment must convince buyers of the Phantom’s ability to protect occupants as government safety test data remains unavailable.
EPA Fuel Economy
Rolls-Royce Phantom: 11/18 mpg city/highway
- Passenger accommodations
- Drives well for a large car
- Easily customizable
You Won't Like
- Less attractive than past models
Nice car if you’re not spending the money on a house.
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