NEW FOR 2013:
Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship sedan into a new generation, dubbed Phantom Series II. Styling is updated, but much remains the same mechanically: the car is powered by a 6.75L V12 engine making 453 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission to take the power to the rear wheels.
The nature of the Rolls-Royce purchase experience means that the company will outfit the car with almost anything you can imagine, providing you have the funds to pay for it. Standard or available features in the Phantom Series II includes adaptive headlights whose beam patterns change according to vehicle speed, navigation, 8.8-inch control centre display, front/rear/top-view cameras, self-righting wheel-centre badges, soft-close doors with umbrella holders, 21-inch wheels, rear-seat theatre package, smartphone cradle, USB and auxiliary inputs, 12-volt power outlet, self-levelling air suspension, starlight headliner, and a chrome rotary controller for stereo, navigation and communication functions.
An extended-wheelbase model adds 250mm (nearly 10 in.) to the car’s length, mostly for the benefit of rear-seat passengers.