The 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom Is a $550,000 Ultra-Luxury CarFeb 25, 2020
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phantomand its a car that needs no introduction but i will introduce it anyway this is the most luxurious car for sale right now probably the most luxurious car ever made sticker price of This is $544,000. Today I'm going to take you on a tour. I borrowed this new ghost from ogura coach here in la jolla california which is a great dealership that sells lamborghini
royceand bentley now when they came up and asked if i wanted to come shoot a video my first question was do you have the new ghost and they did now i'm going to show you first a quick overview now that the original
phantomcame out for the 2004 model year and Rolls Royce offered it in various versions there was a sedan, a coupe, a convertible and an extended wheelbase model.
This is the new redesigned
2018Phantom and while it looks quite similar to its predecessor, it has plenty of new features and fancy equipment. coo The gizmos I'll show you under the hood are a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 with 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. So what's so good about the ghost? Oh so much today I'm going to take you on a tour of I'm going to show you the mini quirks and features of the world's most luxurious car then I'm going to drive it and then I'm going to give you a dug up score and for more of my thoughts on the ghost click on the link. below to visit autotrader.com oversteer, where I've also compiled a list of the cheapest used Rolls-Royce models currently for sale at Auto Trader. but i'm going to start with some of the more unusual ones and that means starting with the window decal now like i said before the retail price for this car is 544 200 which is crazy but the craziest thing is that the price Base is 450,000 which means this car has 100,000 just in options, so what exactly are those options? t with the phantom package which is a 35,000 option, in other words you could buy a base audi a4 or you could just get a package for your rolls royce phantom, so what exactly is in a 35,000 option package?
Well, it includes many of the regular Rolls-Royce Luxury Follies like, for example, the rear theater setup The rear picnic tables I'll show you in a bit The Rolls-Royce monogram on the seats The forged alloy wheels from 22 inches but it also includes the driver assistance systems and that includes the craziest car camera you'll ever see right now this car has a normal backup camera it also has a 360 degree top down view camera and that in itself it's pretty cool, but look at this, look around this parking lot you see How there's a Bentley Arnage back there and a green lamborghini Okay, now I'm going to go into the camera system and look at this.
I move the camera around the car and you see that back there is that green lamborghini and the Bentley. This camera is basically sho. ws from the outside of the car looking at the car what is around it is amazing now there was a similar system on the bmw m760i which i checked out because bmw owns rolls-royce and they are just sharing the technology but whether you understand it in a bmw or a rolls doesn't matter it's clearly the best camera system in the automotive industry and look at this you'll see how the ghost and that little view around the car is black that's because the ghost at that camera angle is color coded for the ghost you have you get a white one your ghost turns white in your car camera system you get a red one and it's red i swear it's really amazing and speaking of the exterior color it's called infinity black and according to the window sticker It's 11,200 seriously 11 bucks extra for the color of this car and speaking of crazy expensive options now we need to discuss the gallery this car you see doesn't have a dash instead it has a gallery over In the glove box there's a little glass with a ndow piece and it looks good whatever you want you can customize it you can have your favorite artist do a painting and stick it in your gallery and roll royce will do it for you this particular car has this folded leather that roll royce called regatta black sales are supposed to resemble sailboat sales and that's why they charge you ten thousand three hundred and fifty dollars just for the folded leather obviously if you commission your own artwork for your gallery it would cost a little more so in your car you have a dashboard in the ghost you have a gallery oh and speaking of the gallery in the gallery you may notice there is a clock well it's not just a clock it's a very nice clock actually I suspect it's a very very good watch because according to windows etiquette that watch cost 6 575 craigslist miata or rolls royce gallery watch next among wacky ghost features you can't talk about rolls-royce without talk ar of their w logo which Rolls Royce refers to as the spirit of ecstasy appears to be a woman with wings anyway, the spirit of ecstasy is of course a desirable thing and that could make it attractive to thieves so Rolls -Royce allows you to lower your spirit of ecstasy if for example you are driving through a bad neighborhood and you are worried that someone might steal it, just go into the infotainment system, lower the spirit of ecstasy and then the spirit of ecstasy lowers automatically so that no one can take it when I return. in your nice gated community you can raise your spirit of ecstasy again automatically from within and reappear and then we turn to the wheels now to a commoner like you these may look like normal everyday wheels but they are not. a very special feature, namely the rr in the middle, the Rolls Royce logo is weighted so that while driving down the road it always stays up, meaning there is absolutely no confusion as to which vehicle you will be driving next . we move on to the doors now for a quick look they don't look that unusual but get this they are rear hinged so your chauffeur opens them all the way and then you can get out now aside from the fact that they are rear hinges definitely they don't look that interesting right wrong see ya yeah that's right the doors close automatically enter your ghost press a small button inside next to the window marked door then the door closes so you you are the passenger with driver. you don't have to spend your precious energy closing a car door and check this on the outside of the car the door closes automatically here too just touch the door handle then the door closes electronically so you don't have to do anything I work closing car doors an activity that is surely below you if you have a ghost unfortunately there is a downside if you want to open the door you have to open it manually and I'm not done with the doors yet come on say you're sitting in the driver's seat your front passenger got out and walked away forgetting to lock the door well that's easy to figure out that's right it's not just the rear doors you push a little button next to the gauge cluster marked door and you can lock any of the front doors too automatically of course so you don't have to pull them shut and of course that little tr uco where you touch the door handle also works to close the front door and i'm not done with the doors even when you open the back door one of the things you'll notice is there's a Rolls Royce umbrella on the door you press a little button and the umbrella is revealed now, the reason they put it here is on the theory that a lesser good chauffeur would open the door and also be able to do this in one motion while his rich passenger gets out of the back seat but enough of the cool door features its time to use the doors to get into the car and d specifically in the back seat where this review is about to go from crazy to downright crazy we'll start with the crashed header Now if you've read anything about Rolls Royces in recent years you probably know that they offer you the ability to have a roof that looks like it has stars on it, in fact you can supposedly customize lo so you have the exact pattern of stars in the sky from the day you were born or from your anniversary or whatever it's a really cool look all these little LEDs make it look like a starry night something I didn't know about the header starry is you can dim and brighten it at your will you push this little star button to dim it and push it the other way to brighten it and then you can make the stars go away or come back whenever you want you can play god which is something like that like having a ghost another cool item on the back seat of this car is the sunshades now on the back seat of most
luxurycars there's a little bit of sun shade you push a button and this little mesh thing appears on the windows and it blocks out a lot of the sun and i always talk about that in my videos this thing takes everything so much further this car has sun visors but they are actual blackout shades you push a little button and n the door and they can all be closed and it doesn't just get dark back here it gets pitch black and you can completely drown out anyone on the outside from even looking at you and of course the passenger side rear passenger can control the passenger side sun visor driver's and vice versa so that regardless of which seat you're sitting in, you can completely black out the rear of the car so you don't have to come into contact with any of the rednecks in the outside world, oh and by the way these sun visors Blackout rears yeah that's a 7 700 option which I think some chauffeurs would say is worth it now talking about the door controls another cool thing on this car is the climate controls this car has climate controls four zones, one for each main seat and in this car they are at the door, you go to the door and you can turn on, for example, your air conditioning or your heater ction and then it will start to blow the vents in the rear one interesting thing I find about the door climate controls is the little dial that controls the amount of air coming out of the vents it doesn't just say one two three four shows a picture of the air going up instead it says soft mid high max to make it a more elegant experience when you're going up the air in the back then you get in the back seat of this thing and at first glance you might be thinking that really is all there is no center controls no rear screens back here this is a 540 grand car oh but you're wrong i'll start with the picnic tables you press a little silver button on the back of one of the front seats then picnic tables retract automatically And you could use them for a picnic or use as a laptop rest if you're driving t trying to do business but it doesn't stop there of course you want to know where those center controls are ok you just let go of this center console and then you push this silver button and you're presented with the center controls note that by the way , before we get into that, you don't just open this lid, you push the button and then the lid opens very quietly and then there's the center controls and if you want those rear screens to look good you have them just press l or r on the central controls depending on which screen you want and then it automatically pops up from the back of the front seat and check this out let's say you're done with your screen you want to put it away and just sit here you just press the same silver button you did to bring out the picnic table and the screen and picnic table automatically retracts back into the front seat you're crazy I thought the doors were crazy because they closed automatically for you this car.
You don't even have to open and close your own rear picnic tables, but let's not put those screens up yet because there's a lot more to cover, for example, if you're sitting here and you want the driver to go somewhere else, you can open the navigation on these rear screens you can find a destination and then it shows up on the center screen in the front and then the driver goes to that destination so you can have control of the navigation of course you can also have control of the stereo you can go to the radio controls you can choose the station, the song, the media type, all from the back, here's the interesting thing if you want to change. the volume is little buttons next to where the door lock button is right by the rear window there is a plus volume button and a minus volume button you press them and they change the volume its a weird placement some interesting items on those rear screens how about the fact that not only is there a setting for the heated seats there is a little button on the door you press it the heated seats come on but you can go to the screens and set the armrests with heating so that they turn on when you are with heating?
The seat is on, I'm serious, soyou can be sitting there warming up your butt and back and also your arms as you drive down the road and then there's the massage function of course there's a massage function which isn't that amazing but just look at how many different options you have when you get a massage keep in mind you're sitting in a car seat you can choose from all these different massage items that's what you get when you spend 544 grand and of course you can do more than that with the rear screens when you're sitting here, for example, you can check trip information, you can check fuel economy, you can check range, how fast the driver is going, you can actually sit here and control it, jeeves don't you think you only have 37 left? miles of range?
Don't you think maybe it's time to hit a gas station and then of course it would fill up as you sit here in darkened bliss. You can also refer to the owner's manual. Take a look at this. You can access the owner's manual from the back seat using a screen and you can simply navigate through the owner's manual and see what's going on, you can also check out the wonderful Rolls-Royce owner's manual animations, one of which it will allow you to see various light controllers, optimally adapt the light from your vehicle's headlights to an extremely wide range of road situations, ah that's something no one is going to see anyway, there's a lot of other cool stuff here Beyond what's on those screens, for example, when you get in the back of this car, one of the things that you'll notice, if not immediately, eventually, is that there's no plastic back here none, it's all leather or some other incredibly high quality material aluminum even in the center console the storage area that no one will ever use or look at is lined with felt to make sure anything that place there don't rattle and make unpleasant noises everything is of the highest quality other examples of your attention to detail it obviously has a rear armrest in the middle between the two rear seats but look at this there is also a rear armrest on the other side between the seat and the door.
Very few cars have that, but the ones with the most attention to detail do, of course, that rear armrest is finished in leather and beautifully stitched. Another crazy piece. of attention to detail when you're back here and you're controlling your screen your navigation system or whatever the little control is a wheel but the logo inside is the spirit of ecstasy and it always stays pointing up like those weighted rr logos on the actual wheels of the car and then we need to move on to the floor and specifically the floor mats which are just beautiful they are made from this amazingly wonderful thick carpet which just feels so fluffy and nice and they are better than the sheets or pillows I have in my home and yet this is what Rolls-Royce owners use to set foot on.
Also awesome in the floor of this car is the rear floor air conditioner. ventilation this is something no one will really notice or see but if you move the seats all the way forward you can see it they finished it all aluminum they could have made it cheaper they made this plastic save forty bucks a car but hey don't do that when your rolls-royce back up i want you to take a look at the seats and specifically the top of the seats that headrest isn't just a headrest it's like a pillow and it's luxurious and it's so wonderfully soft and next to that crazy pillow off the headrest there is a mirror back there with little contour lines to look cool.
I have no idea why it's there but it's there so you can look at yourself naturally that's not the only mirror on the back of this car one also falls off the roof and it's about the most roof drop mirror nice one i have seen so you can look at yourself from a different angle and of course the other seat has that too so there are four mirrors on the back of the Rolls-Royce Phantom another thing i forgot to mention if this car has a refrigerator , you can keep a bottle of your favorite wine or champagne in it, of course, and you can turn it on.
There are two different cooling settings because of course the car comes with these too. wonderful glasses you can use to toast your wealth when you drop your center console, you can also open the cup holders which of course are marked with the rolls-royce logo just to remind you that you're not in some crap mercedes benz a Next, we move to the front seat where, of course, there's another long list of crazy fancy features and gadgets. I'm going to start with the infotainment screen itself. Take a look at this the infotainment screen as you can see it's just kind of sitting there and it looks like it's fixed in place but when you close the door and lock the car the infotainment screen disappears into the board.
It's so weird when you unlock the car and walk over to it to start over. the infotainment screen reappears. I suspect most ghost owners don't even realize their infotainment screen disappears when they're not near their car, but next we move on to perhaps the only disappointment of the whole car and that would be the gear stick, which it's so tiny little stinky stick shifter it feels a bit cheap and pathetic if you drive a 544000 biturbo v12 car you feel like you should use something a little more substantial to get it going next another cool thing is the system controls you can see they're right here in the middle like they are in most cars but maybe I'm an old person and there's too much going on here and I'm getting nervous so I can just put them far away Now the controls of the infotainment system are gone and if i want to take them out again i can just push them in and they come back out.
You rarely find a car with retractable infotainment system controls, but the Phantom is the next car moving towards the door panel take a look at the mirror controls and specifically look at the joystick for the controls mirrors it's usually a small piece of plastic even on nice cars but on this thing it's this very expensive looking aluminum item that moves the mirrors back and forth where you want them to go and speaking of items Expensive check out the headlight switch it's not just a little plastic sphere that spins on this car it's aluminum it looks great and I wish you could feel it it's too heavy. to be just a normal headlight switch but in fact it's the next step we move on to the indicators and if you look at the indicators you can see that it has become a display like many other cars it's not just traditional indicators to the old one. and dial an interesting item is the tachometer which is a gauge that looks like it goes from zero to 100 and seems to be maxed out like the car is at 100 whatever rpm that means actually that's the reserve dial of power instead of your traditional tach that shows engine revs it shows how much power you have left so when the car is sitting still it's at 100 percent but as you step on the throttle you can see it pick up a bit Or does it really decrease to show I have less power and reserve.
Presumably, if I were completely on the floor and using every last bit of the engine, I'd be at zero talking about things that look and feel overpriced. I want to bring to your attention the insane climate control dials. Look at this, the diazo aluminum climate control and this piano black trim that's normal, but they're also leather-wrapped. This car is so expensive that it has leather-wrapped climate control dials. with the ghost and speaking of the climate control some interesting things worth noting here dialed to change the temperature on this car it's still this old school Rolls-Royce style rather than being adjusted to a certain degree it's this control blue and red slider and you only change it for colder or hotter it is a very outdated dial but rolls-royce has always used it although it has obviously been modernized and improved over the years also interesting if you take a look on the passenger side you will see there is a glove box with a wonderful aluminum handle very nice there is also above and below the gallery another leather pad there is the airbag there no no that is another glove box and it operates automatically you press a little button in the center and then it opens for you again so you don't have to waste energy opening the glove boxes and then moving on to the infotainment system there are a couple of interesting quirks Resenting here one is the ability to record voice memos i guess you are driving down the street you want to record something to remember later and you can record a voice memo in this car for example no one will use this feature also interesting is the voice memo infotainment is the item points of interest in the navigation system settings, you can set the system to alert you if you are approaching certain points of interest, interestingly, points of interest are not the same as you and me as we are not Rolls-Royce owners we would want you to know that if you go for recreation it can alert you when you are approaching various sporting events but not like baseball or football are what we are interested in instead you get boating and golf and health and fitness centers and winter sports there's also a tab at the bottom for the others and that's where it shows a picture of a guy playing baseball for the owners of a Rolls-Royce.
Baseball is another sport compared to winter sports and of course sailing is another element I like in sailing. The setup of the trigger system is that you can use the system to avoid toll roads or ferries and that sort of thing which is pretty standard, but you can also use this system to avoid certain areas, for example if you don't want to drive your precious scrolls -Royce rolls through an area you think is bad with houses that are only a million dollars, you can mark those areas on the infotainment system and then it will avoid them so you never have to drive through them again and see how those people live people into other interesting things. items on the infotainment system one of my favorites is the speed warning this is pretty common on german cars it sets a speed warning for about 80 miles an hour then it beeps to let you know you are going that fast so you You can back out on the highway, this car gives you a speed warning at any speed from 4 to 162, so if you're driving, want to be alerted when you go over four miles per hour, it can beep and let you know.
You go above four, could you I want to cool it down. I also love the interior lighting options on this car and have done many of these car looks where you go into the interior lighting and you can set it to be any color, purple, red, blue and various shades. these colors many cars have those options this car you go into the interior lighting you want to change the color and they give you only two options warm white and cool white thats all you get rolls royce has a certain look they want to project and i guess let you choose the fuchsia it doesn't really go with that look.
Next, we move on to the interesting quirks on the exterior of the ghost. I'm going to start in the back with the taillights. They are not as unusual as they look. very similar to the previous generation phantom taillights one cool thing is they have the little rr logo inside them and when you turn your turn signal on the little rr logo part is the part that lights up to remind you every click you're following a rolls roy ce another interesting exterior item you can raise the ghost you can raise the suspension if you want to take your ghost off road no just kidding apparently they have developed this feature for the markets emerging where the roads aren't that great like say India or other Asian markets or Massachusetts anyway you push a little button inside and then well I think I'm going to speed this part up now check this out there's like three more inches of ground clearance under here than it was when it was at its lowest mode that I had it in before, it really does look like some kind of off-road ghost.
Another interesting thing about raising and lowering is the inside button for raising and lowering. The ghost has a diagram of a ghost and this. it's carried over to several other places, for example, the trunk release switch in the driver's door panel has the unmistakable ghost rear roofline and even the traction control warning light to let you know you've turned off the car. traction control or is it active that you have the rear end of some kind of ghostsliding down the road you'll also find the ghost outline on the power trunk close button the button you come back here and press to close the trunk and while I'm back here we might as well talk about a couple of other interesting trunk related articles For example, the entire trunk is carpeted with this beautiful black carpet. to everything for example this little panel on the side of the trunk no one is ever going to use it so like the fuse box or something it even has a little leather strap sewn on it and the base is aluminum no one will touch it or will use but it's there and it looks good now speaking of the ghost there are a couple of cool items i have here in this oguera coach bag that will be included if you buy the ghost it's inside this little box you open this box and discover another box, you open that box and you get another box and if you open that box you'll see a pen now which isn't my favorite though one of these little phantom extras you get here is another box you open you get a box you open it and you get a memory USB and not just any USB stick, but I wish you could feel that it's the heaviest USB stick I've ever felt, of course it's also shaped like a Rolls-Royce Wraith.
It's a very beautiful USB stick and we finally move under the hood and you can see the rolls-royce six quart v12 in all its beauty and on top of it is a plastic engine cover like on almost every other car a couple of cool stuff down here one is it says ghost hand built in goodwood england on a little plaque under the bonnet funnily enough thats the only place in the whole car it actually says the word ghost you're supposed to know i like it too the oil cap check it out look and you can see the rolls-r oyce logo that's probably four times the price of that oil cap compared to a regular plastic one so those are the crazy quirks and features of the new phantom But now it's time to drive it because a
luxurycar isn't just about gadgets, upholstery, quirks and features, it's also about driving down the road and drowning out the sound. do of all the others. it's so nice here one of the things i realized just a few minutes ago when i was filming uh that construction site next to me i probably heard in some of the clips when you close the doors you don't hear a thing and now as i'm driving down the street highway you don't hear a thing and oh it's so nice and you know what's right that's right oh you know what I'm actually going to keep open so I can see it's floating oh these roads are completely pavement not the better and just swallow it the ghost doesn't care this is like getting into a jacuzzi after a long walk that's what it is this car is like the automotive equivalent of that it's just amazing you literally don't hear a thing ng I'm in control of weather on so you can hear a little bit of the fans and that sort of thing which is pretty standard but i can't hear anything outside i mean there may be cars out there there may be people more p It's out there but I don't hear it actually it's crazy these cars go by and you don't even hear the wind blowing you know you always listen when the car goes by you know you don't hear that nothing nothing you hear nothing here are these lean lumps oh they are almost completely removed i rented a van while i'm here and you can feel them like crazy it's so stately it's also tall um behind a forerunner and it's actually amazing that it really sits like you know just in the seating position it really feels tall it's not a small car this everything else you don't really care that much i mean handling steering and acceleration i mean you can buy any number of cars that are more focused on this one and this one don't mince words t the fact that that's not your main goal in life um is is that's not what you buy this car that's not who you are that's not what you're focused on you're focused on literally e get away from the world around you and it does it and it does it masterfully and i can feel my foot kind of resting on this soft mat and all i can hear are the things that make me feel more comfortable the cooled seat and the control of weather i look into the spirit of ecstasy and i remember i'm better than all these people so quiet and so even-tempered and so wonderfully poised she's so poised and yes there's body roll when you're turning and the steering is so pathetically light and in a car normal i would say its a glitch but on this car thats the point ok omg i didnt expect at all i looked at the 0-60 time before i came here i knew it was going to be fast but i just of carrying myself into serenity it was a long day of filming and well that's ridiculous that's the stupidest thing I've ever felt in a car I can't believe it feels like this I can't believe this car is so big and move so fast i mean you know it's a dob le turbo v12 but it's like the track hawk you just don't think you're going to go that fast in a vehicle that big and then all of a sudden you're going double the speed limit at the end this is the luxury car Great it's the most luxurious of luxury cars and it behaves exactly as you'd expect given the price and given everything you've heard oh rolls royce you've heard in movies and tv and everything you get behind the wheel and it does it all , and that's the 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom, this thing is absolutely amazing, but then again, you better consider that the sticker price of this is 544,000.
Still, I think this is the most luxurious car. in the world and now that you've seen this video i suspect ree and now it's time to give it a dug score starting with the weekend categories and the style of the ghost is nice majestic not necessarily impressively attractive and gets a 6 out of 10 0-60 acceleration is 5.1 seconds and it gets a 5 out of 10. Handling is average but if you focus on this you are missing the point. It gets a 5 out of 10. The cool factor is high every time I see a ghost on the street, I crane my neck to see who's driving and I know more. other people have a similar reaction, it gets an 8 out of 10.
Finally, there's importance and while the roles will do a lot of these, it's still the new flagship model and gets a 7 out of 10, which brings the overall score up for the end of week at 31 out of 50. daily categories below, starting with features, the phantom easily earns a 10 out of 10. comfort is another no-brainer the phantom sets the standard here and receives only the third 10 i've given all three to Rolls Royces Quality is truly amazing and would score perfect except I would be a little concerned about long term reliability it scores a 9 out of 10 practicality is good it has a huge trunk with 19 cu ft of cargo space giving it a 5. the huge back seat should boost that score but the poor fuel economy keeps it a 5 out of 10. there is finally value the phantom depreciates massively and will lose a lot of value usually that means It means a low score here but the simple truth is there is no other car that gives this experience so you can't get the value score down much because there is no alternative I can recommend with better value it gets a 5 out of 10 for a score 39 out of 50 daily total one of the best of all time added up and doug's score is an amazing 70 out of 100 putting the phantom top among high end luxury cars no wonder because well it's the best high end luxury car ever sir dimirro where is my umbrella but sir its not raining bring my umbrella
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