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Review: 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of those things that breathes air so rarefied, one's imagination runs wild. It's not hard to envision a factory perched atop Mount Olympus that's staffed by gods turning solid blocks of unobtanium into these individualized rolling spectacles. Remarkably, the Phantom is actually the work of mere mortals. Some are in Germany, the rest in England at Rolls-Royce's Goodwood factory where these cars are hand-assembled with an incomprehensible attention to detail. Massive in form, decadently appointed, stratospherically priced and absolutely, positively unmistakabl... Read More

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    Official: Rolls-Royce makes room for updated Phantom Extended Wheelbase in Beijing
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    Considering how short some product lifecycles have become, it boggles the mind to think that Rolls-Royce has had the Phantom on the market for nearly ten years now. And with the next-generation model not expected to arrive for another few years, the model that relaunched the brand under BMW ownership stands to reach its Bar Mitzvah before it's replaced. ...

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    Rolls-Royce Phantom hearse is a classy, costly way to go
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    We have fairly modest dreams when it comes to ferrying our remains to our final resting place. After all, it can't cost that much to rent the The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile for a few hours. Should you have slightly more expensive tastes, there's always this Rolls-Royce Phantom Hearse. The specialty vehicle is set to be unveiled at the Tan Expo funeral home ...

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    Geneva: Rolls-Royce stays classy with the 2012 Phantom Series II
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    The task of trying to update the Rolls-Royce Phantom is like trying to update Mt. Everest – you can swap out a few boulders, add some clouds and a new glacier, but such moves are dwarfed by the simple grandiosity of the highest mountain on the planet. That's why you'll need to pay close attention to note the changes made on the Phantom Series ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce sells out of million-dollar Year of the Dragon edition Phantoms in two months
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    Think the "standard" Rolls-Royce Phantom is expensive at $380,000? Try $1.2 million on for size. That's how much the latest special-edition Phantom was going for, but the astronomic price tag hasn't prevented the (*ahem*) Rolls-Royce of automakers from selling every last one. The model in question is the Year of the Dragon edition, which was first ...

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    Spy Shots: Rolls-Royce Phantom facelift spotted
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    It's been a spell since Rolls-Royce put the aging Phantom under the knife. In truth, the luxoliner hasn't seen any serious revision since it debuted in 2003, but our spy photographers have just managed to click a few photos of a vehicle that may hint at changes to come. Unfortunately for carspotters, Rolls-Royce engineers and designers appear to have ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce records highest annual sales in 107-year history
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    Some would say that 2011 wasn't exactly a banner year, but the good chaps at Rolls-Royce would likely respond with a definitive "Poppycock!" That's because the 107-year-old brand experienced its best-ever sales totals in 2011, with 3,538 very expensive autos sold around the globe. That's a 31 percent increase over the 2,711 models sold in 2010, thanks ...

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    Bijan offers up special edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
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    If there was anything Bijan Pakzad loved more than clothing A-list celebrities and heads of state, it was creating the most luxurious automobiles around. The Persian fashion designer (commonly known by his first name alone) owned a one-of-a-kind custom yellow Bugatti Veyron, and before he died, he commissioned a second Grand Sport roadster in his ...

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    Monterey: Rolls-Royce once again proves its Bespoke department knows no bounds
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    Since its inception, Rolls-Royce has made a living making its customers feel very, very special. Given the average net worth of its buyers and the custom-tailored nature of their vehicles, this sort of approach makes good business sense. That said, some customers are clearly more special than others. Michael Fux, a businessman and philanthropist who ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce celebrates Year of the Dragon with special Phantom line
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    The world's automakers have been steadily realizing the enormous potential of the Chinese market. Luxury automakers in particular, and no automaker offers more luxurious motor coaches than Rolls-Royce. This year, the Chinese people celebrate the Year of the Dragon, so to celebrate along with them, Rolls-Royce is offering a special design edition of the ...

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    Maharaja's tiger-hunting Rolls-Royce brings the firepower to Quail auction
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    You expect to find all sorts of optional equipment on a Rolls-Royce. It could be pearl-inlayed veneers or a special paint job. But this example is something else entirely. Crafted for Sahib Bahadur – also known as Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah – this 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was coachbuilt by Barker & Company of London and includes ...

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    Video: Rowan Atkinson checks in with Top Gear, shows off V16-powered Rolls-Royce Phantom
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    Before you get angry at us in the comments, we're using the first line of this post to issue a spoiler alert. Rowan Atkinson is best known to American audiences as Mr. Bean. He's a hilarious comedian with a lengthy career comprising works on both the silver and small screen. If you weren't already aware, he's also completely infatuated with cars. You've ...

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    Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé for Masterpiece London is especially special
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    A car like the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé isn't about raw power and performance. It's not about the latest technologies. It's not even about bragging rights. More than anything else, it's about making the owner feel special. But this particular DHC is more special than most. Created specially for the Masterpiece London 2011 luxury goods ...

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    Video: Rolls-Royce owner can't figure out what color he wants, chooses them all
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    You can order a Rolls-Royce Phantom in nearly any color you'd like. That's a fact the luxury automaker takes very seriously and is quite proud of... But what if you liked a lot of different colors? One Phantom owner decided to taste the rainbow go the custom route and incorporate a handful of his favorite hues. The varied palette can be seen throughout ...

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    1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom 10EX prototype up for auction
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    Times change and so do trends. These days, everyone's clamoring for more environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient cars that even Rolls-Royce is tinkering with electric propulsion. The program is being carried out on the 102EX electric Phantom prototype. But go back nearly a century and speed was the cause célèbre du jour. And then just ...

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    Confirmed: Build your next Phantom with the Rolls-Royce iPhone app
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    Rolls Royce is letting owners and enthusiasts unleash their creative juices on the 2011 Phantom with a new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The program lets would-be buyers and reams build their very own, fully-customized version of the hyper luxury sedan, complete with a frightening 44,000 exterior color options. If, somehow, you can't find a ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102 EX Phantom electric gets inductive charge from HaloIPT
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    When Rolls-Royce wheeled out its 102 EX Phantom Experimental Electric at the Geneva Motor Show we were told that the vehicle, a 6,000 pound behemoth that started life as run-of-the-mill Phantom, is propelled by a pair of UQM electric motors that puts out a combined 290 kilowatts. Those motors get juice from a 71 kWh battery pack that consists of 96 ...

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    Geneva 2011: Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept is going to rock down to Electric Avenue
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    The electric car has come of age. How do we know? Well, see for yourself. Rolls-Royce, perhaps the most iconic of classic luxury marques, has stepped firmly into the EV waters with the 102EX Concept. According to CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, this machine was created to help the company "[seek] clarity on which technology may be suitable to ...

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    Geneva 2011: Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept is going to rock down to Electric Avenue
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    The electric car has come of age. How do we know? Well, see for yourself. Rolls-Royce, perhaps the most iconic of classic luxury marques, has stepped firmly into the EV waters with the 102EX Concept. According to CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, this machine was created to help the company "[seek] clarity on which technology may be suitable to ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric to debut in Geneva
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    Of all the automakers in the industry, Rolls-Royce doesn't exactly have the "greenest" image. Its vehicles are heavy and ponderous, equipped with enormous engines and swathed with more dead cows than a beef processing plant. But its parent company BMW has been pushing into the green space with its EfficientDynamics initiative, and it's looking to bring ...

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    Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric to debut in Geneva
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    Of all the automakers in the industry, Rolls-Royce doesn't exactly have the "greenest" image. Its vehicles are heavy and ponderous, equipped with enormous engines and swathed with more dead cows than a beef processing plant. But its parent company BMW has been pushing into the green space with its EfficientDynamics initiative, and it's looking to bring ...

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