Rolls-Royce from 2003 onwards, the Phantom models


Phantom Series II
Phantom VIII

Phantom Extended wheelbase
Phantom Series II EWB
Phantom VIII EWB


Phantom Drophead coupé
Phantom Series II DHC

Phantom coupé
Phantom Series II coupé

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
2008 - 2012

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance


561 cm
199 cm
159 cm

Wheel base

332 cm

Turning circle

13,1 m


395 litre

Kerb weight

2590 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

5,8 seconds

Top speed

155 mph, 250 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
In 2006, Rolls-Royce unveiled 101EX, an experimental coupé. The Phantom Coupé was announced in the autumn of 2007, revealed at the Salon International de l’Automobile, Geneva, in March 2008, and went into production in the summer of 2008.

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.
- A sport button on the steering wheel activates a new gearbox programme. Each gear is held for longer, increasing the rate of acceleration. Kick-down is also faster and accelerator pedal response has been enhanced.
- The Phantom Coupé has a brushed steel bonnet and A-pillar. The brushed steel is machine finished to create a uniform grain and then hand-polished.
- The Phantom Coupé has front opening coach doors. The doors can be closed by pressing a button on the dashboard.
- Luggage is housed within a picnic boot, a split tail compartment that opens in two parts. The lower tailgate provides a seating platform for two adults when lowered.
- The grille and the remodelled Spirit of Ecstasy of the Drophead Coupé.
- In the front end slim front LED side lights sit above larger round driving lamps. The front bumper is integrated into the design. A optional camera is nestled underneath the numberplate to provide an excellent split-screen view of the road ahead, via the on-board monitor, to help when parking or when pulling out of a side road.
- At the rear, another camera is fitted beneath the chrome boot-lid handle, to aid reversing manoeuvres.
- The Lexicon LOGIC7TM sound system can be controlled by just one dial. The Lexicon system has 15 metal-matrix speakers with a nine-channel amplifier for 420 watts of sound. There are two sub-woofers fitted beneath the seats and 13 100 mm mid-range and 44 mm tweeter arrays placed around the car.
- The Coupé is available with iPod connectivity as an alternative to the standard six-CD changer.
- The car has slim-line front seats. The rear houses a lounge seat, a curved sofa.
- Boulevard lighting creates a gentle luminescence, an effect that can be heightened by the optional, full-length starlight headlining, which incorporates hundreds of tiny fibre optics to give the impression of a star-filled night sky. This lighting is complemented by discreet directional reading lights in the C-pillars.
- With the exception of the picnic boot, steel bonnet and A-pillar surround, all the Coupé’s panels are created from aluminium.
- Ride has been made a little firmer by the introduction of stiffer rear dampers and modified spring rates. Body roll is reduced by fitting a thicker rear anti-roll bar and the steering has been tuned by a slightly thicker, hand-stitched leather steering wheel.
- A new palette of nine standard paint colours has been selected for the Coupé: Diamond Black, English White, New Sable, Madeira Red, Darkest Tungsten, Midnight Blue, Woodland Green, Jubilee Silver and Anthracite.
- The interior leather colours are: Black, Smoke Grey, Seashell, Navy Blue, Moccasin, Cacao, Consort Red, Signal Red, and Roseleaf.
- Woods available for the Coupé are Zebrano, Elm Cluster, Piano Black, Mahogany Flare, Rosewood and Walnut Burr.
- A Goodyear run-flat tyre system. The run-flat capability is at least 100 miles at 50 mph (80 km/h) when the car is fully loaded. A spare wheel is not carried. Tyre front: Goodyear EMT 255/50 R21 106W, wheel size front 8 in x 21 in; tyre rear: Goodyear EMT 285/45 R21 109W, wheel size rear 9.5 in x 21 in.
- The 21-inch wheels are available in three styles, including two forged alloy options.
- A retractable Spirit of Ecstasy that can be lowered out of sight at the touch of a button.
- Synchronised wheel centres that keep the interlinked RR badges on all four wheels in an upright position at all times.
- A column-mounted electronically-controlled gear selection lever.
- Controls for the telephone, audio and navigation systems on the steering wheel. The wheel also has a button to access a Low mode setting for the gearbox.
- A unique power reserve gauge on the dashboard which communicates the 'adequacy' of available power.
- A veneer panel housing the analogue clock can swivel to reveal a monitor for vehicle settings, satellite navigation, on-board television and telephone system. These functions can be accessed by a controller, discreetly stowed in the centre console when not required.
- Visible tailpipes.
- The Rolls-Royce Bespoke programme can accommodate individual requests ranging from cabinetry and marquetry to different interior and exterior design themes.

Production and chassis numbers

- The Phantom Coupé was unveiled in 2008, but all 2008 cars have a model year 2009 VIN.
- The Phantom has a series of numbers of its own. The derivatives like the Phantom Coupé have separate series of numbers.

Details of the Phantom Coupé, model year 2009.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, model year 2009, press photos.


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