The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is one of the most technologically advanced and potent Rolls-Royce automobiles. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé just like the Hublot King Power Unico King Gold, is one of those luxury items designed for those that are remarkably bold. Sir Henry Royce —co-founder of the company— once said: "Take the best that exists and make it better", well, Rolls-Royce is always at the forefront pushing the boundaries of design and engineering. With its power, style and class, the Phantom Coupé paired with the striking look of the Hublot King Power Unico King Gold white makes a statement wherever you go.
Inspired by the Phantom II Continental of the 1930s, the Phantom Coupé is a celebration of sporting style and glamour. Fitted with coach doors a.k.a 'suicide doors', the first thing you notice as you open them up is the captivating smell of its fine leather interior and the strikingly glamorous 1,600 individual fiber optics sewn into the headliner to create your very own star-filled sky. As you step into an inviting interior that cocoons you from the outside world, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé stays true to its lineage being the quietest ride in the world. David Ogilvy's headline for the legendary Rolls-Royce ad from the 60s definitely delivers on its promise: "At 60 miles an hour, the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock". So true!
However, the true essence of this automobile is based on the fact that the Phantom Coupé is made for an ultimate driving experience. Behind its iconic Pantheon grille topped with the 'Spirit of Ecstasy', sits a very powerful 6.8 liter, V12 engine that delivers 453 HP getting you from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds —not bad for such a large and heavy automobile— and a top speed of 155 mph. Of course the ride —just like in every other Rolls-Royce— creates the signature 'magic carpet ride' thanks to its electronically controlled air suspension.
But the interior of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is what makes this car even more special and clearly every detail of it has been meticulously taken care of from the finest Phantom-grade natural grain leather to the soft wool carpets, the headliner and the high-gloss veneers. The thicker rimmed steering wheel also offers greater grip and you can sense the Phantom Coupé's sporting nature in every detail as soon as you get in it.
The veneer around the dashboard and the doors is delicately curved and each set of veneers comes from a single tree, creating a simple, seamless flow from facia to rear compartment. Each piece is hand-polished to create a deep flawless shine. This creates a perfect mirror image through the center line of the car. Touches like the chrome bullet tips to the recessed piping on the seat panel enhance the sense of a vehicle tailored for performance.
The central console features an exquisitely updated look with everything within easy view and reach so you can concentrate on driving. As well as the clear 8.8" Control Center Display, the new buttons on the console act as functional bookmarks for effortless operation. You have the option to choose a full metal facia or to match it to the veneers that run through the rest of the interior.
The purposeful look of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is made more powerful by the 21" alloy wheels and visible exhausts. The Phantom's driving dynamics are underlined visually by a Coupé body style and the new 8-speed gearbox, adds unparalleled driving performance and comfort.
As you would expect, the traditional Rolls-Royce umbrellas are included in the door frames just in case those stubborn showers catch you by surprise.
One thing we love about the Phantom Coupé, is that the fully LED front light clusters light up as soon as the engine is started. The light clusters have a glowing day light running bar through the center of the headlight, with dipped and high beam functions illuminating the top and bottom sections.
Now, if you want one of the best automobiles out there and one of our favorites from Goodwood, the Phantom Coupé is the way to go unless you want more power and then the Wraith might be a better option. Stylish, powerful and classy, are just a few of the words that come to mind when riding in this beauty. Honestly, what else can you ask for when half a million is no object. One thing we are confident about, is that along with the Phantom Coupé, almost any watch in your watch collection will look good with it.