Cause if they were filthy rich, we wouldn’t have to worry about money, wouldn’t we? How else would we be able to enjoy the painstakingly-crafted opulence of a Rolls-Royce if not by leeching off our parents?

On our own efforts? Not a chance. To perform such a high level transaction, Rolls-Royce vehicles would require at least two generations of accumulated wealth to acquire and although it’s not mathematically-proven, you know it’s true for most of us.

So how else can you appreciate the full extent of a Rolls-Royce’s glory? How about these images of the Phantom VIII roaming the streets of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur from peak to the wee hours?

As cliche as it sounds, there’s only one way to describe them – absolutely stunning. It’s the work of Visio Imaging and they’re arguably the best in the automotive photography business.

These images not only successfully capture the sheer presence and aura of a Rolls-Royce Phantom on our roads but also the beauty of our rustic inner city.

Among the iconic locations set out for the 8th generation Phantom to perform its catwalk included the infamous street food haven, Jalan Alor, the diverse surroundings of Kampung Baru, the back streets of Petaling Street and in the Smart Tunnel.

As if maneuvering it around the tight ends of our city wasn’t stressful enough, it had to also deal with countless onlookers jumping in front of the slow-moving vehicle for selfies.

“The attention generated by the second Phantom built under BMW’s ownership was simply phenomenal,” said those involved with the project.

The Phantom VIII was introduced in Malaysia towards the end of 2017 and is available in two different forms – Standard or Extended Wheelbase – to the tune of RM2.2 million and RM2.5 million (before taxes) respectively.

It’s powered by a massive 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 making 563 hp and an incredible 900 Nm of torque. This allows even the heavier Extended Wheelbase model to sprint from o to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds, as quick as a Volkswagen Golf R off the line; just let that sink in.


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