Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the all-new Phantom which seeks to reclaim its title as the most luxurious vehicle in the world.
Looking instantly recognizable, the redesigned flagship has been created to deliver “new levels of iconic presence and an increased elegance.”
Starting with the front, designers installed a taller grille which sees the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament sit approximately a half inch higher than on its predecessor. Besides being larger, the grille has been integrated into the surrounding bodywork for the first time which results in a cleaner and more modern appearance.
The grille is flanked by new laserlight headlights which are surrounded by an “expressive ring of daytime driving lights.” Rolls-Royce says the headlights are most advanced in the world and will cast light well over 600 meters (1,968 feet) down the road.
Moving further back, the Phantom has been equipped with polished stainless steel strips which curve along the upper edges of the hood and around the windshield. The model also features the “largest single-piece of hand-polished stainless steel on any motor car” around the windows and C-pillar.
The rear of the ultra-luxury sedan features a more steeply raked window which is surrounded by a stainless steel frame. The model also has 22-inches wheels and “jewel-like” taillights.
Of course, the best part about a Rolls-Royce is its interior and the company pulled out all the stops to make it one of the most luxurious ever created.
The overall design echoes the previous Phantom but the model has all-new front seats which are more comfortable and have a “sweep of wood paneling across the back” that are inspired by the famous Eames Lounge Chair of 1956. The wood isn’t there for just decoration as its hides the rear picnic tables and rear entertainment system which can be electrically deployed and retracted at the push of a button.
Speaking of seats, Rolls-Royce offers several different rear seat configurations including an “intimate lounge seat, individual seats with [an] occasional armrest, individual seats with fixed center console, and the newly introduced sleeping seat.”
Also published on Medium.