Poonawalla family, the owners of Serum Institute of India (SII) that is making the COVID-19 vaccines for India and many foreign markets already move around in the most exquisite cars available. Earlier this year Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the company added the Rolls Royce Phantom Series VIII to his collection of cars. Now, the long wheelbase of the Phantom VIII has also arrived.
The new car spotted by CS12 Vlogs on the streets of Mumbai shows the car with a VIP registration number. It gets a magnificent dual-tone paint job. The massive Phantom VIII EWB or extended wheelbase simply rules the roads and there is no other car in the picture that can recreate the same elegance.
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Rolls Royce Phantom VIII EWB
This is the Rolls Royce Phantom Series VIII Extended Wheel Base (EWB). The base price of the vehicle on-road, Mumbai is Rs 13.5 crore. However, this is the price without any customisation option and we all know that Rolls Royce is known for their customised products.
We can safely assume that this is the most expensive car in the Poonawalla garage at this moment. This latest-generation Rolls Royce Phantom utilises the new aluminium spaceframe platform, which Rolls Royce calls ‘Architecture of Luxury’. It is lighter by 30% when compared to the predecessor. It is also one of the largest Rolls Royce ever but is 77mm shorter, 8mm taller and 29 mm wider than the predecessor.
Powering the massive Rolls Royce Series VIII EWB is a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces a maximum power of 563 Bhp and 900 Nm. The torque peaks at 1,700 rpm and it transfers the power to the wheels through an 8-speed satellite attached transmission system. The vehicle can do 0-100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII gets a larger 24-slat chrome grille, new LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. The design inspiration comes from the yacht and it gets a dual-tone shade that makes it look like a grand vehicle. The Rolls Royce Phantom Series VIII gets 130 kg of sound insulation that makes it one of the most silent vehicles in the world. Further, there are 6mm double-layered sound-proof glazing on each window.
Second Phantom to arrive this year
Poonawalla got delivery of the standard model earlier this year. Even the standard model gets a price tag of around Rs 10 crore without any taxes. The final price comes out to be around Rs 12 crore. It is about 8mm taller and 29mm wider, however, the overall length has been shortened by 77mm to make it agiler on the roads and easy to turn.
The cabin of all the Phantom VIII is one of the most silent cabins in the world. Rolls Royce has used 130 kg of soundproofing material and insulation to ensure that no noise enters the cabin. Also, all the glasses used in the Phantom VIII are 6mm double-layered with sound-proofed glazing.
There is another Phantom owned by the Poonawallas
This is Poonwalla’s second Rolls Royce Phantom VIII. He bought the first one in 2019 and that car is located in Pune, where the Poonawallas live. We believe that the Phantom VIII will be stationed in Mumbai for the use of the Poonawallas as they do visit the financial capital of India quite often. The Poonawallas also own two older-generation Phantom VII sedans that are used by Yohan Poonawalla. Even Natasha Poonawalla, wife of Adar Poonawalla uses the older Phantom quite often.
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