New Rolls-Royce Phantom Deemed The Most Luxurious Car On The Planet

Rolls-Royce unveiled an all-new Phantom over the summer and Autocar recently took a spin in the redesigned flagship to see if it’s still the best car in the world.

While few people would call the Phantom a driver’s car, Matt Prior says the new twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12 engine, that produces 563 hp (420 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, is “absurdly powerful” at very, very low speeds.” He goes on to say the ride is remarkably smooth and the steering is really nice.

Rolls-Royce paid a lot of attention to making the Phantom quieter than its predecessor and the company seems to have succeeded as Prior notes the loudest thing in the car at 45 mph (72 km/h) is your hands on the steering wheel. In order to achieve this, Rolls-Royce installed more than 286 lbs (130 kg) of sound insulation, added “Silent-Seal” tires, and used two-layer glazing all around the car.

The video doesn’t focus on the Phantom’s more luxurious features but the clip notes the backseat is “very nice” and has plenty of legroom. In fact, Prior says the rear is comfortable enough you could “sleep there for about a week.”

While there was little doubt the Phantom would be a special car, the reviewer says the model is most luxurious car on the planet.


  • BGM

    When you’re the son of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and your family’s fortune rests on the backs of slave labor…

    • Bash

      What is that has to do with anything?

      • benT

        probably the very proven corruption of the political “classes” in Africa.
        It’s well known around the world that DCR in particular and political and business leaders in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya and others of the 52 African nations have accumulated massive wealth deposited in institutions and property purchased around the world.
        Meanwhile their constituents starve, live in poverty, are murdered, ethnically cleansed from their homelands and homes, enslaved, raped, jailed without trial, left without housing, transport and sources of work other than businesses owned by the perpetrators. Government services for transport, roads, health education are virtually if not actually non-existent.
        It is the political and higher business classes that buy a great many of these rich toys, apart from the Saudi and gangsters of the Americas.

  • Dennis James

    What a surprise.

  • Skydis

    Hasn’t the Phantom always been the most luxurious car?

    • Cobrajet

      No, with in a few years the S class will outdo it again.

      • Joff

        Highly unlikely

        • rover10

          No matter what Mercedes do they can’t bolt that grille on the front, end of.

      • Skydis

        Never felt the S class was as special as something like the RR

      • alexxx

        Never did and never will…

      • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

        If they kept Maybach as a separate brand, maybe. But I’m not a fan of the S600-Maybach as much as the Maybach 57 or 62. With those cars, you knew for a fact they carried someone with money. The new S just…doesn’t do that for me, despite its price tag


  • Julien Lachemoi

    It might be only me but I think testing the most luxurious car on the planet with those clothes is a bit off.
    I’m doing mostly manual labor in my work and I’m wear that kind of clothes.

  • rover10

    They do say, if you close your eyes you’d swear you were travelling in a Reliant Robin!

  • Bash

    Thank you for the info Mr. Obvious.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    But don’t forget it’s already the Ugliest on the Planet.

  • Blanka Li

    Um, Ed., need to check your headline. It was supposed to read “Ugliest Car on the Planet.”

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    This thing is hideous.

    Even if I were a true 1%-er I wouldn’t get one of these. It is gaudy, tacky, and ostentatious in all the wrong ways.

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