2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Series II

The 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Series II reveals new design features, even though the basic appearance of the vehicle has not changed through the years.

From its inception in 2003, the Phantom series has been built as an ultra-luxury vehicle and the 2012 version sees the introduction of advanced cutting edge technology, improved drivetrain performance, and the latest in connectivity to complement the luxury.

Exterior

The front of the car is where the most visible changes can be seen. The grille has been completely re-styled and the headlights now sport a rectangular appearance.

The lights themselves are full-LED clusters to ensure easy integration with modern light technology, including curve light capability where the beams are reflected in the direction of travel. This feature provides improved illumination when coming around corners.

The headlights are also adaptive, meaning the beam can change according to driving conditions. When traveling at lower speeds, the beam is dispersed over a wider angle to make it easier to spot pedestrians. The beam automatically extends and slightly favors the driver's side of the road at higher speeds.

Performance

The drivetrain on the 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Series II sees several enhancements. The car is now equipped with a new 8-speed, fully automatic transmission with rear differential.

This controls the V12, direct injection engine. The enhancements have led to a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and to reduced CO2 emissions.

Added Features Inside

The Phantom Coupe Series II has also had a revamp of the electronics. The SatNav system has been upgraded. It now can display 3D maps and surrounding topography. It also provides information on the local area, such as places of interest, local theaters and restaurants.

The SatNav, audio-visual and driver information displays appear on the 8.8" full color screen. The screen is also used to display images from the front, rear and top-mounted cameras. There are 8 pre-programmable buttons under the screen that can be used to give quick access to numerous options, like the phone book.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $452,000.00
Dimensions
Length: 220.9 in. (561.2 cm) Wheel Base: 130.7in. (332 cm)
Height: 62.9 in. (159.8 cm) Width: 78.2 in. (198.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 5795 lbs (2580 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 48 Valve V12 Displacement: 6.75 Liter
Horsepower: 453 HP Max RPM: 5350 RPM
Torque: 531 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)