The Phantom is luxury UK auto brand Rolls-Royce's top-of-the line vehicle, and it's available in four unique forms for 2012: the base Phantom sedan, the Phantom Extended Wheelbase sedan, the Phantom Drophead (convertible) Coupe, and the base Phantom coupe. For this review, we'll focus on the 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, which has a starting price around $290k, with additional customizations and options readily available, but that also easily inflate the price.
The 2012 Roll-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe convertible is extremely powerful, especially for a sedan. It features a six-speed automatic transmission and delivers power to its rear wheels due to a 6.75-liter V12 engine that produces 453 horsepower and 531 lb.-ft. of torque, sprinting from zero-to-sixty in only 5.7 seconds, despite its hefty three-ton weight. The Drophead coupe has a top speed of 149 mph and also boasts a luxurious interior filled with outstanding standard features, such as: twelve unique choices of leather seating, Spirit of Ecstasy-stitched headrests, six standard wood veneers from which to choose, (including Elm Cluster, Ash Burr, Mahogany Flare, Rosewood, Brown Oak, and Piano Black), a range of wheel choices, a range of drink cabinets, alternate steering wheels, a range of headliners, and all of today's most current technologies. Of course, if the standard choices don't suit your needs, you can always create your own unique preferences-for a price.
As far as safety features are concerned, the 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe includes such standard features as Parking sensors, a largely steel-built body, several airbags, and all the most current safety technology features. Front and rear cameras are an add-on option. The Drophead's hood is impressive, as it's made from five layers of materials, including cashmere, which make it both luxurious and quiet as it's raised and lowered.