The New Rolls-Royce Phantom Has Fake Exhaust Tips…

When you spend over $300,000 on a luxury car like the latest-generation 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom, you expect the best car money can buy.

Unfortunately, we’ve noticed that the Phantom suffers from a plague that has infected dozens of cars in recent years; fake exhaust tips.

As the image above shows, the new Phantom has two rectangular tailpipes clad in chrome but as it turns out, these ‘tailpipes’ aren’t tailpipes at all. Instead, they are essentially holes cut into the bumper and the real, smaller circular tailpipe can be seen just behind.

There are many other premium cars to have fake exhaust tips like these, including the Audi R8, Mercedes-AMG GT and Ferrari California but seeing them on the new Phantom feels even more disheartening.


  • Adi

    This thing needs wheel spacers. Wheels just look sunken.

  • sean tooher
    • Yoda

      Good spot… I shall look at Rollers differently now…

      Just as Yoda (Star Wars) had Fozzie Bear’s (Muppet show) voice…

  • MultiKdizzle

    Good thing they accept fake payment.

  • Lucas Mattos Azevedo

    Maybe that’s just exhaust tip frames, not the tips it self.

  • Six_Tymes

    this is surprising.

  • Erzhik

    This is one car where they should’ve hidden the pipes completely under the bumper.

    • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

      It’s an option. You can delete the exhaust tips.

  • Jay

    Simply put, the auto makers don’t care that we hate fake exhaust tips.

  • Alban Gojani

    I don’t know…this model actually looks less refined than the previous one. It just looks like a bigger boxy Ghost.
    Also the interior is pretty much the same as the previous model, except some minor details here and there.
    We expected something big from RR with the Phantom.
    Personally, I’m disappointed with this model.


    • Jay

      Agree on both facts. Both should still be hidden.

  • Blade t

    The rich people buying this phantom don’t care about exhaust tips….

  • U8INIT

    Maybe you can customize real exhaust…lol

  • Big Black Duck

    Sad..they couldn’t integrate the antennae seamlessly…it looks so cheap with the shark fin, now fake tips….what else?

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    The tips are optional according to the configurator.

  • Faraaj

    Its customer must be CNN.

  • eb110americana

    Give it a rest with the fake exhaust tips thing already. Exhaust passes through them, therefor they are real. Air passes through them, therefor you won’t burn your obscenely wealthy shin while loading the trunk (or melt the bumper). What is the problem? They aren’t welded to the exhaust pipe, so that means you have to hate them?

  • TheBelltower

    I don’t have as much of an issue with this. At least the exhaust does travel through the opening. I would never consider the fakey fake totally fake exhaust tips on the new SQ5. Audi should be ashamed!

  • benT

    nearly as pretentious as the owners

  • stelvio

    Honestly do you have an idea how a 2in by 6in rectangular tube full exhaust system that goes all the way to the exhaust manifolds would sound like? Would you even want it?

  • thunder bolt

    disgusting !

  • Miknik

    On the world’s most expensive design, there cannot be any excuse for fake exhaust tips….

  • Johny Wong

    This a super luxury and super overpriced BMW.

  • sidewaysspin

    This car actually looks worse than the one before.

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