We don’t stumble upon a tuned Rolls-Royce Phantom every day and there’s a pretty good reason for that.
Why would anyone want to modify a car widely considered to be the most luxurious and refined money can buy? Sure, customers can have it tailored to their exact specifications by Rolls-Royce Bespoke but few owners go beyond that and have it modified by some tuner.
Mind you, for those who do, Spofec has just released styling and performance modifications claimed to “refine” the Rolls-Royce Phantom. As the photos can reveal, the German aftermarket specialist focused on giving the big limousine a sportier appearance.
Highlights include the custom-tailored Spofec SP2 24-inch alloys developed in cooperation with U.S. specialist Vossen, as well as carbon bodywork components. The aero kit consists of a front fascia that replaces the production bumper entirely and integrates a spoiler for a more aggressive face. Spofec claims the element also reduces front-axle lift at high speeds.
The tuner also fits rocker panels with raised flaps near the front wheel arches that help give the car a lower visual stance. Additionally, the front fenders feature attachments framing the brand logos.
At the rear, the fascia is also designed as a single piece and includes a spoiler lip on the trunk which is said to contribute to an optimal aerodynamic balance. As for the 10Jx24 wheels, they are shod with 295/30 R 24 tires and come in a choice of 72 different colors, available with a brushed or polished surface finish.
The Phantom’s driving dynamics have been improved as well courtesy of a 40-mm (1.6-in) lower suspension setup. Spofec engineers developed a special control module for the adaptive air suspension that lowers the ride height at speeds up to 140 km/h (87 mph). Beyond that speed, the ride height automatically reverts to the original settings.
Topping it all off is a power kit that takes the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine to 685 PS (676 HP) and 1,010 Nm (745 lb-ft) of torque. Those are increases of 114 PS (112 HP) and 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) over the stock motor, enabling the palatial Rolls-Royce Phantom to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.0 seconds (5.1 seconds for the EWB version). The top speed remains electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).