Everyone has a checklist of things they want when looking for a luxury car. Some are looking for the fastest street legal car, some are looking for a comfortable luxury car, others are looking for over the top amenities to make their cruise around town as enjoyable as possible. Whether you are looking for speed, comfort, or both, there is a luxury auto maker that fits the description. From McLaren to Bugatti, Lamborghini to Porsche, every auto maker offers the customer market something different in terms of luxury and reputation. But of all luxury auto makers out there, there is one that outdoes them all in luxury and class every time.
Rolls Royce is infamous for over the top comfort, lavish amenities, and hidden features. They take elegance and luxury to new heights with extreme comfort, smooth suspension for an easy ride, soft lighting, and state of the art technology. With amenities like crystal Rolls Royce engraved tumblers, hidden umbrellas, and even red carpets, Rolls Royce runs the game of luxury in each of their models. In fact, even the emblem itself is considered an art piece, and can sometimes even be worth more than the car itself! Rolls Royce has worked up quite the reputation of being the most luxurious auto option on the market. But exactly how much is the most expensive Rolls Royce on the market? For even the most prestige auto maker, the most expensive Rolls Royce just may surprise you.
The Rolls Royce Phantom
Not only is the Rolls Royce Phantom the Holy Grail of luxury automotive, it’s also the ultimate status symbol, a way to let the world know you’ve arrived. It’s beautiful design and lavish furnishings come from decades of experience building the finest luxury cars in the world. It uses the same aluminum structure that all Rolls Royce’s utilize, that sits on top of air suspension for an extremely comfortable ride.
The Phantom is powered by a twin turbo V12, 563HP engine with an automatic eight speed and rear wheel drive. Thanks to this powerful engine, the Rolls Royce Phantom can achieve 0-60mph in just 5.1 seconds, although you may not want your chauffer testing this out. The Phantom is built for street comfort and luxury as opposed to speed and the Phantom’s clever design delivers just that. In fact, many have reported that riding in the Phantom feels like you’re floating rather than riding in a car. The Phantom also has cutting edge pothole spotting technology and has a camera up front that helps the suspension to adapt to any bumps or imperfections in the road.
Comfort and Amenities
We’ve talked a big game on comfort and amenities and for good reason. The Rolls Royce Phantom has an interior tailored for kings. There are wood and metal accents running throughout the interior of the car, with plush leather seats that take up the entire passenger’s cabin. The Phantom comes in both standard and long wheelbase meaning the extended version will add 8.6in of leg room in the back, creating a much more comfortable ride. The interior dash and ceiling of the cabin are designed tailored to the customers preference. They have the option to have an artist hand paint the entire interior for a more artful, elegant look. The work is done by hand by only a single person for each car.
The passenger’s cabin comes with a myriad of luxuries including soft carpet floors, power adjusted seats with built in massage, a refrigerated center console, controls to the car’s entertainment center, and much more. Speaking of entertainment center, the Phantom comes with a large screen display that is carefully hidden behind a large glass panel and is controlled by a rotary knob in the center console. The back passengers too have access to this as well as the Phantom features touchscreens that run to the back seats so passengers can have access to audio, navigation, and even live TV.
Overall, the interior is extremely over the top lavish. Rolls Royce has created the Phantom to feel as though you are stepping into a live art exhibit or art piece rather than an automotive. The fine details, carefully handstitched and hand painted interiors give it quite the personalized look, not to mention the smooth comfort of the ride will leave you forgetting you are in a car at all.
The Price Tag Depends
It’s true that the price tag will depend on what you choose to add to your Rolls Royce Phantom. The Phantom is not a car you drive up to a car dealership and purchase. There are endless possibilities of amenities and luxuries you can add on to your car, making it a truly limitless bespoke luxury auto. These cars are built to meet the exact requirements of the millionaires and billionaires that can afford them. They are customized down to the last detail meeting the expectations and personalization of the customer.
Typically, the Rolls Royce Phantom will start with a price tag of $452,750 for their basic sedan model. The extended wheelbase for limousine like rear seat legroom will start at about $494,925. Keep in mind, this is with no added amenities or customization, but typically for an extended model with the most lavish amenities will cost around $530,000.
The Rolls Royce not only produces some of the most luxurious cars for the wealthiest customers, but the Rolls Royce Phantom even takes that to the next level. With incredible suspension for a float-like ride, beautiful interior artwork, and soft, comfortable leather seats, the Phantom offers a level of comfort and style like no Rolls Royce has before. The Phantom has few true rivals as even the Bentley Mulsanne and Mercedes-Maybach S650 barely deliver the same level of sophistication and comfort. Both of which have a price tag of about $250,000 less than the Phantom. Its advanced technology, artfully hidden features, and classy ride will have you feeling like you’ve finally arrived.