Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 2009 : First Drive Reviews at 2009

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 2009  : First Drive Reviews at 2009






Sporty is always a relative term, particularly when it's applied to a coupe that's well over 18 feet long and weighs close to three tons. So the sporty relativity here is to the other Phantoms — the sedans, standard and long, and the drophead coupe. Power, furnished by a 6.7-liter BMW V-12, is ample: 453 horsepower, 531 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel all that mass to 60 mph in well under six seconds, according to Rolls.Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 2009  : First Drive Reviews at 2009
Beyond that, the coupe drives smaller than its specs suggest, the suspension is a little stiffer than that of the other Phantoms, and the steering is surprisingly quick and tactile, with good on-center response. Still, this is not a car that begs to be flogged through a series of switchbacks, and it doesn't take much to make the giant 21-inch Goodyears howl in anguish.
However, performance, while welcome, isn't the key Rolls purchase motivator. These are the ne plus ultra of prestige rides — perhaps you knew this? — and they can't be confused with anything else. Based on the 2006 Rolls 101EX concept car, the coupe has classic proportions, spiced by those big rear-hinged portals (we do not say suicide doors) and optional clear-coat aluminum hood. If flaunting is the objective, here's your Lord Flauntleroy. Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 2009  : First Drive Reviews at 2009
The Rest of the LineupUnchanged: Phantom drophead coupe, Phantom sedan.
Performance Data:




PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 secStanding ¼-mile: 14.1 secTop speed (governor limited) 155 mph
PROJECTED FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):EPA city driving: 11 mpgEPA highway driving: 18 mpg
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