The Rolls Royce Phantom is one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cars, and the 2009 Coupe does not disappoint. These cars are all about the luxury and smothering drivers with every conceivable thing they could ever hope for in a vehicle. The 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe manages to do that and a little bit more.
Right off the bat, you’ll appreciate the looks that were originally unveiled as a concept car back in 2006 at the Geneva Auto Show. Although it looks remarkably like a regular Phantom sedan, the company still expects to have solid sales, even from those who already own the other Phantom variations. What makes them so sure? Let’s take a look inside.
You’ll get a choice of several different wood finishes for the steering column and dash. Currently, you can choose between old pear tree, mahogany, rosewood, burr walnut, zebrano and elm. No matter what you pick, it’s going to be luxurious. The wood trim is matched in quality with the outstanding leather and chrome accents. As an extra bonus, Rolls is including the “starlight” headlining on some models which replicates the night sky thanks to clever use of fiber optics.
For the exterior, you can pick from nine different colors, but if this just isn’t enough selection for you, ask for the Bespoke program, where you’ll have your choice of 44,000 color variations. You can’t ask for more customization than that. Other options for the exterior include a brushed steel hood and surround for the windscreen, which gives the car a nice finished look.
The powerhouse under the hood is guaranteed not to disappoint. With the V12, 453hp, 6.3L engine, you’re sure to get the job done, no matter what the road throws at you. Despite its overall heft, it still manages to get from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds. The steering has been fine tuned for this model, and other features such as a stiffer body frame, better shocks for the rear wheels and a new roll bar at the back give this model a decidedly edgier feel over the other Rolls classics.
In effort to capitalize on this new sporty look, Rolls also introduce a new sport button on the shifter that will allow you to get even more out of the six speed automatic transmission. Handling is a dream, as you would expect, and outdoes most of the competitors in this class.
If you are looking for incredible luxury and prefer the looks of a coupe to a staid sedan, the 2009 Phantom Coupe will definitely fit the bill nicely. With dual exhaust, special 21 inch wheels and incredible looks, this is sure to be an eye catcher wherever it goes. The base price starts at $400k, and you’ll be able to get this model in the United States in June of 2008. Even if it’s a little out of your price range, take this one for a test drive, just to see what they’ve managed to accomplish with this incredible car.