Rolls Royce, having decided to breathe a spark of life into its Phantom cars, has unveiled the new 2012 Phantom Series II at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Cars in the series that include the Phantom Saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé, which will feature a “striking new front-end, with re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures” to give it a new-yet-familiar look.
The new Phantom’s new front-end has re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures, with fully-LED headlamps as standard. Curve-light functionality uses electronically-controlled reflectors to focus headlamp beams in the direction of travel. Adaptive headlights change the cone of light projected onto a road in response to different driving speeds.
Inside the cabin of the new Rolls Royce Phantom Series II, there is a re-designed multi-media controller. The new satellite navigation system has been fully updated with functions that include 3D maps with landscape topography, guided tours and enhanced points of interest, as well as composite route planning.
The V12 engine has also been improved and now offers a 10% improvement in fuel economy. The engine is also now combined with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and rear differential.
“Today I am delighted to present Phantom Series II, a family of models that feature significant improvements in design, drive-train and technology. As a consequence of these changes, we will continue to present with pride the best motor cars in the world, which re-confirm Rolls-Royce’s position at the very pinnacle of the ultra-luxury goods marketplace.” – excerpt from press release.