Rolls-Royce Phantom underwent a facelift. | REFRESHER.sk

The aristocratic brand is decently renovating its flagship.

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You may not have guessed it, but the 8th generation Phantom has been on the market since 2017, although it is not absolutely noticeable even visually. The Rolls-Royce carmaker is also aware of this, which has prepared a decent modernization for its pride, but with only a minimum of optical changes. As has become customary, the facelift comes with the subtitle Series II, but in order to distinguish it from the original version, you must have a really trained eye of a car enthusiast. The shapes themselves have practically not changed, the changes have only occurred in detail.

The first of these is a polished chrome bar in a massive mask, which optically connects to the LED daytime running lights. As part of the modernization, they have retained their shape, just their interior has been given a more luxurious design – under the light modules themselves, a kind of luminous stardust has been added, reminiscent of the stellar sky (as well as the ceiling in the interior). Another novelty is the possibility to reach for a backlit mask, while the offer includes new wheel discs, which with their full solution resemble vehicles from the last century.

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The Series II, of course, comes in both standard body lengths and an extended wheelbase under the name Extended. It serves the rear crew an extra portion of space and a luxurious atmosphere. In addition, after the new Rolls-Royce, it offers purely fabric interior upholstery, thus responding to current trends. This is not a common fabric, as the case concerns an exceptionally high-quality sample from Italy, seconded by bamboo fibers. So Rolls-Royce is also proof that times have changed and the times when leather interiors were the top of the range and “full equipment” are gone. At the same time, new decors and aesthetic details have been added to the offer, which ultimately transform the ultra-luxury interior into a lavish work of art.

We also record news in the field of multimedia, which is confirmed by the Rolls-Royce Connected system with new applications. These allow not only a better connection with smartphones, but also the ability to remotely monitor the vehicle and prepare it for driving in advance. Technically, nothing changes. Under the majestic hood, we continue to sleep the iconic 6.75-liter twelve-cylinder with an output of 420 kW / 571 hp and 900 Nm. Acceleration to 100 of this colossus takes only 5.3 seconds in the presence of an 8-speed automatic transmission, the maximum is at the level of 250 km / h.




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