• Mar 19, 2010
Rolls-Royce Phantom – Click above for high-res image gallery

Having been introduced in 2003, the Rolls-Royce Phantom has been on the market for seven years now. That's a pretty long life-cycle for a car these days. According to the ever-churning rumor mill, that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as Rolls may be planning on keeping the Phantom the way it is for another six years or so.

According to the reports, the Phantom is set to receive a major overhaul in 2016. What that will entail is far from being known at this point. And considering Maybach may reportedly fall by the wayside, its only major competition is the Bentley Mulsanne, which is brand spankin' new.

Once the Phantom sedan is replaced, though, it would be reasonable to expect the Coupe and DHC convertible to follow suit. In the meantime, expect another few dozen special editions for the Persian Gulf crowd.



[Source: Autotelegraaf.nl (translated)]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Argh! My comment disappeared!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I see them around every now and then and they seem timeless. I'm not sure if they shouldn't have done a little more with the recent facelift to keep it fresh in the market until 2016, but it really doesn't need any help. It still has the presence and elegance it had when it was new seven years ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not long to wait then.
      • 4 Years Ago
      give me the Mulsane anyday
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, you can't even spell the car's name correctly or use the English language in an appropriate manner.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Someone should poke the photographer in the eye.
        Wait, maybe someone already has.
      Allen
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this a military vehicle? That front end is BUTT UGLY!! This ugly turd can't go away soon enough. The designer told the public" This is stylish" and the rich bought it. Dumb
      • 4 Years Ago
      for some reason this post got me upset at mercedes when I dont even like them. so I posted a little followup on my thoughts to this article in order to keep this comment short.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Please hurry on the restyle. Bentley will have a field day once the Mulsanne hits the showrooms given the trucklike visage of the Phantom. Plus, it's cheaper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is relevant to my interests.
        allaman
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am picking up some slight readings on my sarcasm meter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well the Silver Shadow was in production 15 years, the Silver Spirit, 18 only the Silver Seraph was a short timer. That was due to VW buying Bentley and the Crew facilities and BMW buying the rights to use the Rolls Royce name on automobiles, so 13 years for the Phantom is about average.
      leolux10
      • 4 Years Ago
      Somehow, ironically, given it's recent woes, the Maybach's more appealing to me. Especially the interior. It's more modernized/cozy looking, and less senior-citizen-ish.

      However, I really like the RR Phantom's flip-out monitor. A nice touch.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess 50 years from now this will be a popular classic car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why wait until 2016? How about now?
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