Imposing and unapologetic about it, the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is one automobile that introduces itself through sheer presence. Sadly, alongside news of its new release, the British company also announced that the Coupe and Drophead Coupe body styles will not be continued for the new Phantom.
Instead, the Phantom VIII will strictly be available in one body style (4-door) as the brands seeks for alternative ways of diversifying its offerings. They want you to get the Dawn if you’d like some wind in your hair in the event your diamond-encrusted Dyson hair dryer fails.
But that hasn’t stopped a creative soul from rendering a Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe based on the latest edition’s outline. Created by X-Tomi Design, the mastermind behind this also rendered a Phantom Shooting Brakes could look like – a glimpse of what the new Cullinan could look like once the curtains draw on it.
The new Phantom VIII, claimed to be the most silent car in the world, utilises a twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine for more low-end torque in the lower revs to ensure that the engine as well, is as silent as possible. As a result, the engine produces a supercar-shaming 900Nm of torque with around 570 horsepower with power delivered through a ZF 8-speed gearbox.