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GO READ MY COLUMN! http://autotradr.co/Oversteer THANKS O'GARA LA JOLLA! https://www.instagram.com/ogaralajolla/ https://www.ogaracoachlajolla.com/ The 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom is a $500,000 ultra-luxury car — and it’s amazing. Today I’m reviewing a 2018 Phantom to show you all the cool features — and to show you why the Rolls-Royce Phantom 8 is so incredible. FOLLOW ME! Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ddemuro Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/dougdemuro Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/dougdemuro DOUGSCORE CHART: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KTArYwDWrn52fnc7B12KvjRb6nmcEaU6gXYehWfsZSo
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Rolls-Royce Production Assembly Line. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today revealed record sales results for a fifth consecutive year, with 4,063 cars sold globally during 2014. This exceptional result means that sales have more than quadrupled since 2009. Strong sales were reported worldwide, with double-digit growth in most regions, North America (up 30%), the Middle East (up 20%) and Europe (up 40%). The United States remained the company’s most significant individual market. Rolls-Royce’s home market, the United Kingdom, is the company’s fourth largest individual market (up 13%). Europe saw strong growth in a number of markets with Germany up by 30%, while in Asia Pacific, Australia grew by 75%, Japan by 60% and Korea 20%. In the Middle East, highlights included Bahrain (up 50%), Kuwait (up 45%) and Oman (up 27%). Emerging markets such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Vietnam all showed promising growth. The best-selling Rolls-Royce dealership in 2014 was Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Abu Dhabi. As part of the marque’s commitment to long-term sustainable growth, six new dealerships were opened in 2014, including Mexico City, Calgary, Canada and Gold Coast, Australia. A total of 127 dealerships are now in operation and further expansion is planned for 2015. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “This fifth consecutive record year saw Rolls-Royce Motor Cars break through the 4,000 car sales level for the first time in its 111-year history. The result confirms that our strategy of balanced, sustainable and profitable growth is delivering and that Rolls-Royce remains the world’s leading luxury goods brand. This extraordinary success has been built on strong foundations: pinnacle products, dedicated people and a commitment to ensuring a balanced global sales picture.” Sales were driven by strong orders for Ghost Series II, launched in November, and Wraith, which enjoyed its first full year of sales, while the incomparable Phantom remains the company’s pinnacle product. Bespoke Collections including Waterspeed, Pinnacle Travel and Metropolitan, and unique creations such as the Maharaja Phantom Drophead Coupé contributed to Rolls‑Royce sustaining its leadership of the industry in the area of individualisation. In 2014, Rolls‑Royce once again sold more cars in the +Euros 200,000 net segment than any other manufacturer. 2014 also marked the first year in which every Phantom, and the great majority of Ghost and Wraith models, left the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood in West Sussex, England with significant Bespoke personalisation. A record number of customers spent personal one-on-one time with Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke design consultants commissioning their personalised vehicles. To meet such strong demand, particularly for Bespoke cars, the company has created over 200 new permanent jobs in the past 18 months. More than 1,500 people are now employed at the Home of Rolls-Royce. Further evidence of Rolls-Royce’s commitment to expansion in Great Britain came in September when the company announced plans for its new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis, close to Goodwood. Construction of the new 30,000m2 facility, which is due to open in 2016, is well underway and around 200 new and existing staff in technical and logistics roles will be employed at the Centre. Business Secretary, Vince Cable said, “Rolls-Royce motor cars are famous throughout the world with increasing numbers now exported abroad. The skill and dedication of its workers here in Britain has led to another very successful year.” “The UK’s automotive industry is thriving with a new car rolling off the production line every 20 seconds, and increasing levels of investment that’s helping to secure local jobs. Through our industrial strategy we are backing companies like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as they go from strength to strength, giving them the right environment to invest with confidence and create high-skilled jobs". Subscribe
A brand new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Extended Wheelbase starting up and driving into a trailer after Winter Drive 2017. This example is a factory demo car and is currently the only one in the United States. (December 10, 2017 / City of Industry, CA)
The ride offered by the new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom feels like you’re being whisked about in a sedan chair carried by beauty queens stepping on marshmallows while wearing extra-large and comfy bunny slippers. No, that’s too harsh, too Kia K900. The Phantom ride is more like angels who are graciously but softly flapping their wings after constructing a road made entirely of goose-down sleeping bags, hovering over it on their gossamer wings, suspending your Phantom by silken threads pulled directly from the boxer shorts of Liberace.
It’s hard to describe. I struggled for words as I drove my Phantom there in the desert east of Palm Springs, a town that knows a good Roller when it sees one and where Liberace certainly would have felt at home. Or the Sultan of Brunei, or Dom DeLuise or whomever this magnificent craft was made for. Even Rolls-Royce struggles to describe its own magnificence.
“The icon for icons,” it humbly suggests. “Engineering and technology perform in harmonious collaboration … delivering a magnificently graceful drive … The loudest sound is your heartbeat …”
The silence -- oh yes, I had almost forgotten about the silence. Engineers put forth “incalculable effort” (that’s “incalculable” in SAE, metric, imperial and Whitworth-socket measure) to make this Phantom the quietest ride in all of the Commonwealth, most of the former colonies, and in the once freistadt of Bavaria where the company's owners live. There are 130 kilograms – 287 pounds! – of sound-deadening material throughout, six millimeters (0.24 inches) of 2-layer glazing on the glass, and “silent-seal” tires with sound-swallowing foam liners, all working to make the new Phantom 10 percent quieter than the last one, which was already about as quiet as Charles Rolls’ tomb.
The all-new, all-aluminum space frame helps, too. The Phantom is the first to get this new cage but it is scalable so that it can be used to "cosset" every future Rolls-Royce, including the next Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and the Cullinan SUV. It makes the whole rig 30-percent stiffer than the previous Phantom.
The engine, which is either “completely new” or “updated,” depending on what you’re reading, is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo direct-injected V12 making 563 hp at 5000 rpm and 664 lb-ft of torque starting at 1700 revs. It is mated to a ZF eight-speed transmission that uses both a camera and GPS to know what the road ahead is going to do and, if it’s going up, uses that data to downshift. Oh man.
During a recent BMW press-a-palooza at The Thermal Club where there was everything short of an original BMW-powered Helios motorcycle on hand, I somehow talked my way into taking a Phantom out “for a short drive.” I got a half hour, shared with another writer dude and the generous Rolls representative. That was where I felt that self-levelling, air suspension making its “millions of calculations every second.” It’s the first thing that overwhelms you when you get behind the wheel of this 5,644-pound silent aluminum safe house.
Then comes the power from the big V12 – it’s profoundly tractable, like a steam locomotive only far more refined. Rolls lists 0-60 at 5.1 seconds and top speed at 155 mph -- well beyond the speed you’ll need to chase down and flatten trespassers on your estate.
Then I swapped seats and got in the back, where someone of the stature of a Vince McMahon or a Meat Loaf, or some dude who owns his own country and ain’t exactly feeling magnanimous with the people’s tax dollars, would sit. There were buttons everywhere: one to close the privacy shades, one to open them, one to raise the footrest, one to lower it, one to fold down the picnic tray, another to fold out the TV screen. There was a “Starlight Headliner.” There were armrests “inspired by a J-Class yacht.” There was supposed to be a secret storage nook for whiskey glasses somewhere, but I couldn’t find it in the 15 minutes or so I was back there. Regardless, as Baloo the Bear would have said had he been there, “This is living.”
But there are drawbacks. They’re only making 1000 of them a year and this one stickered for $643,000 as-tested. Is it worth it? Hell yes it’s worth it. Get your priorities straight, man.
It’s true, if you look around on the Rolls-Royce website, you can find “Pre-Owned” Rollers starting in the low-$200,000 range. But what kind of aristocat are you, anyway? Pony up the cash for the real deal.