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Rolls-Royce from 2003 onwards, the Phantom models

 

Phantom
Phantom Series II
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Phantom Extended wheelbase
Phantom Series II EWB
Phantom VIII EWB

(2003/9-12)
(2013-17)
(2018-)

Phantom Drophead coupé
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Phantom Series II coupé
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended wheelbase
2006 - 2012



Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length
width
height

608 cm
199 cm
163 cm

Wheel base

382 cm

Turning circle

14,6 m

Boot

460 litre

Kerb weight

2670 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6,1 seconds

Top speed

149 mph, 240 km/h (governed)

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- In 2005 the Phantom Extended Wheel base was launched in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific in response to customer demand for a more chauffeur-orientated Phantom. In 2006, the Phantom Extended Wheel base was launched in Europe and the USA.
- The Phantom Extended wheelbase offers additional space for rear passengers. To create the Phantom Extended wheelbase, an additional 250 mm (10 inch) was added to the rear passenger compartment.

Original characteristics
- The engine is the naturally aspirated 60 degree 6749 cc V12 of the Phantom. It is connected to a 'shift-by-wire' six-speed automatic transmission from ZF. It has a maximum torque of 720 Nm (531 lb ft) at 3,500 tpm and a maximum power of 453 bhp (338 kW, 453 hp SAE) at 5,350 tpm.
- The extra length is added behind the B-pillars and is achieved simply by using longer extrusions in the construction of the spaceframe, which was engineered specifically to allow for longer-wheelbase models. The only major new parts required are a new aluminium roof and door panels.
- The interior of the Phantom Extended Wheel base is provided with Bespoke features, for example a partition wall for passenger privacy. Other possibilities include drinks cabinets in the rear doors, additional audiovisual equipment, rear compartment curtains or a safe in the boot.
Model year 2009
- A new streamlined front bumper, integrated with a shallower grille, finished in stainless steel, to harmonise the front appearance of the car with that of the Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé.
- LED door handle illumination.
- 21-inch cast aluminum wheels as standard.
- Two further wheel options exist, both manufactured in forged alloy and available in either painted or part polished finishes.
- Inside, rear passengers will benefit from a new RCA component input which provides auxiliary audio and visual connectivity to the 12-inch monitors mounted within the picnic tables.
- New front and rear door cappings with integrated grab handles and new bi-directional double reading lights in the C-pillar provide additional illumination inside.
- Rear climate control, volume control and electric window switches are repositioned, housed in a wood veneer panel in the door.

Production and chassis numbers

- The Phantom has a series of numbers of its own. The derivatives like the Extended Wheel base have separate series of numbers.


Details of the Phantom EWB, pictures of my own in the showroom in The Netherlands (below).













Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended wheelbase, model year 2006, press photos.











Also available with division, press pictures (below).









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