The Rolls-Royce Phantom lacks true competition in its class, but the only exception is the Bentley Mulsanne. The Phantom is available as a lavishly appointed sedan, coupe, or convertible, and it’s the flagship model in the Rolls-Royce range.
With a 6.8-liter V-12 engine making 453 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque, a six-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the nearly 5,800-pound Phantom can still dash to 60 mph in well under six seconds—in, it must be added, a sort of spooky silence, with only the slightest low-pitched whoosh. The unobtrusive powertrain feel is matched with a confident but strictly uninvolved driving experience all around. This isn’t a car you really want to hustle down a curvy canyon road near its limit; for the weight of the vehicle, there isn’t a whole lot of available grip, even though it’s stable and brakes are confident. Entry and exit in the sedan are easy, thanks to the wide-opening door setup, with the rears hinged at the back