Meet the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II
Singapore - Here it is, in all its grandeur, splendour and opulence. The new Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II makes its first appearance in Singapore. Incidentally, Singapore is also the first South East Asian country to receive the new Phantom Series II.
Prices for the 8th-generation Phantom Series II start at S$2,098,888 for the “standard” and it goes up to S$2,448,888 for the Phantom II extended wheelbase (S$350,000 gets you 220mm more room between the wheels).
So the 2 million dollar question is, what’s new about the Phantom SII?
On the face of it, very little has changed. Rolls-Royce has added a horizontal polished strip of chrome trim that spans the top of the Pantheon grille and made slight alterations to the grille’s geometric profile so the Spirit of Ecstasy is more prominent.
There are also laser-cut starlights within the bezel and housing of the headlight units, so road users can now admire the glittering stars when they’re busy shying away from the bulk of the near 6-meter long car.
Prospective (and wealthy) buyers also have new rim options; 22-inch polished disc wheels or 22-inch milled stainless steel rims with triangular facets. Both with the requisite self-levelling Rolls-Royce roundel in the hubcap.
Of course, the level of customisation that can be had with any Phantom II is innumerable, so every car can be commissioned with darkened grille surrounds, black bonnet reins and side frame finishers. The rims can also be had in multiple finishes from polished, semi-polished or black lacquer. And lest we forget, the signature hand-painted coachline.
The abundance of customisation options extends to the interior, where not much has changed. Rolls-Royce says that the steering wheel has been made slightly thicker, which is said to “provide a more connected and immediate point of contact for the owner/driver’.
The new Phantom II marks the debut of the “Rolls-Royce Connected”, which allows users to send addresses and navigation info to the car via the car’s connected app, “Whispers”. The app also allows users to stay up to date with the car’s location, security status and vehicle’s “health” status.
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