The Poonawalla family’s taste in exquisite cars is quite well-known. The family owns several high-end luxury and sports cars and keeps on adding a car to the garage every now and then. The latest addition to the Poonawalla garage is an expensive multi-crore Rolls Royce Phantom Series VIII.
The new Phantom Series VIII is available in a standard and extended wheelbase version. We are not sure about the variant chosen by the Poonawalla. The new Rolls Royce Phantom VIII is bought by Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India (SII) that is making the Covishield vaccine at the moment. The Pune-based vaccine manufacturing giant is planning to manufacture other vaccines in the same facility as well.
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The new Phantom VIII spotted in Mumbai by CS12 Vlogs was accompanied by a Bentley Bentayga. A host of other luxury cars was in the convoy too.
Second Rolls Royce Phantom VIII
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 is used by Yohan Poonawalla.
The price of the Rolls Royce Phantom standard version starts at Rs 10 crore, ex-showroom. However, this price is without any customisation option and road tax. With the addition of these, the final price comes to be around Rs 12 crore.
It is seldom that someone buying a Rolls Royce will not choose a few optional extras and all the options costs at least a few lakh rupees. Rolls Royce offers the largest customisation option in the world. There are about 44,000 colour options to choose from and other options like seat material, dashboard material, steering, the spirit of ecstasy, and more such options.
It is an all-new vehicle that is based on a new aluminium spaceframe. Rolls Royce calls it the “Architecture of Luxury” and it is 30% lighter compared to the frame used by the outgoing model. The all-new Phantom has also become bigger in size. 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.
Other features include the signature 24-slat grille the front is decorated with two sleek headlamps. The headlamps are LED projector lamps with LED DRLs that add a unique identity to the vehicle. Even the rear gets a new shape and it has become much sharper than before. The design of the all-new Rolls Royce Phantom is inspired by the yacht. It gets a dual-tone paint job that makes it look very premium.
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.
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