Rolls Royce Phantom sold in India costs more than a helicopter: Here’s why [Video]

Rolls-Royce is known for making super luxury cars and has been doing so for decades. The British luxury car brand introduced the all-new Phantom Series VIII and which came out in 2019. Without any optional extras, the model costs Rs 10 crores. But does it costs so much? Well, here are a couple of videos that explain it in detail.

There is a Rolls Royce Phantom Series VIII Extended Wheel Base (EWB) available in the market too. The base price of the vehicle on-road, Mumbai is Rs 13.5 crore. This is the price without any customisation optional extras.

The video starts off with the history of Rolls-Royce cars. But that’s what makes the Phantom VIII so expensive. This latest-generation Rolls Royce Phantom utilises the new aluminium spaceframe platform, which Rolls Royce calls as ‘Architecture of Luxury. It is lighter by 30% when compared to its predecessor. It is also one of the largest Rolls Royce ever but is 77mm shorter, 8mm taller and 29 mm wider than the predecessor.

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 which makes it one of the most silent vehicles in the world. Further, there is 6mm double-layered sound-proof glazing on each window.

The car comes with projector headlamps with 22-inch alloy wheels. The car comes with a 100-litre fuel tank and with a fuel efficiency of about 9.8 km/l, it can almost touch 1,000 km on a single tank full of fuel.

Luxurious cabin

Rolls Royce Phantom sold in India costs more than a helicopter: Here’s why [Video]

This Rolls Royce Phantom VIII in the video gets a tan brown and black upholstery. Even the carpets are finished in a beautiful tan-brown colour. The rear passengers get to use the rear curtains, full-size umbrella holders in doors, electrically opening and closing doors, ventilated seats, independent climate control and many more such luxurious features. The Phantom also comes with a starlit headliner, which is a signature Rolls Royce feature but it is an optional extra. There is also a champagne chiller below the rear armrest that can also hold two champagne flutes. There is a partition between the driver and the passenger cabin for privacy.

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 brand has become quite popular in India and it currently offers a four-year service package and regional warranty on the Phantom, along with 24-hour roadside assistance support.