The all new Rolls Royce Phantom is the pinnacle of luxury automobiles and a marvelous example of excellence in artisanal craftsmanship. Not just for car enthusiasts, anyone can perceive how exceptional the Phantom is from the first glance. The spacious proportions and seamless design are timeless, simple, elegant, and unmistakably Rolls Royce. If a surface appears to be polished metal, then it really is. There are no cutting corners, a feature typified by the inner lining of the center console storage unit, which is perfectly inlaid with hand-stitched leather. Get in, let the automatic closing doors seal you from the outside world, and enjoy the ride.
The Phantom is a powerful statement with a hefty price tag that will slowly make more sense the more you spend time with it. Every detail in the car is perfectly refined—from the impeccably carved wooden interior that has been polished to a perfect shine, to the soft, thick lambswool floor mats begging for you to take your shoes off. Of course, the Phantom is all about ride comfort and privacy—quiet enough to hear a whisper while effortlessly reposed in the beautiful soft leather reclining seats with pillows belonging to a five-star experience. Sit back, relax, turn on the rear seat massage, and stare at the thousands of micro-lights of the car’s starlight headliner, knowing you have complete privacy with full blackout curtains.
Rolls Royce did not forget about the driver. While this car was designed to give passengers complete ride-comfort, the driver is provided with top of the range technology and driving pleasure—full 360 surround cameras with 3D view, a large clear heads-up display with top of the line driving assists. The twin turbocharged V12 engine takes you from zero to 100 kmh in an astonishing 5.3 seconds which makes the car powerful enough to make the ride relaxed and enjoyable with lightweight steering and huge breaks with enough stopping power that eases your mind.
Ali Al-Shammari is an automotive photographer and avid car enthusiast. He shot the Rolls Royce Phantom in digital and film. To see more of his work, visit his Instagram account, here!
Words: Ali Al-Shammari
Images: Ali Al-Shammari