2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II debuts, introduces bespoke Phantom Platino

2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II debuts, introduces bespoke Phantom Platino

2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II debuts, introduces bespoke Phantom Platino

The 2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II has made its debut, adding subtle changes to the already-ultra-luxurious 8th-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom introduced in 2017.

Taking into consideration the feedback and requests from clients, the Phantom has been received a wee refresh.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Series 2
Rolls-Royce Phantom Series 2 Extended

A subtle change on the exterior of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II is the addition of a polished horizontal line between the daytime running lights above the Pantheon Grille, giving the Phantom a more commanding presence.

The Pantheon Grille is also now illuminated, similar to the grille of the Ghost’s.

The side profile is further enhanced with a suite of new wheels. A 3D, milled, stainless steel wheel with triangular facets is available to commission in a fully or part-polished finish.

Alternatively, Phantom may be graced with a truly elegant disc wheel, recalling the romance of 1920’s Rolls-Royce motor cars. This disc wheel is produced in both polished stainless steel and black lacquer, perfectly encapsulating the sense of fight on land.

Responding to Phantom clients who have previously requested a darkened chrome grille surround, black bonnet reins, windscreen surround and side frame finishers, these may now be commissioned. This aesthetic now enables Rolls-Royce to transform Phantom into the lightest of light or the darkest of dark appearances.

On the inside, the steering wheel of the Phantom has been made slightly thicker to provide a more connected and immediate point of contact for the owner-driver. Everything else has been relatively unchanged.

Interior of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series 2 Extended

Not to be left out in the digitalisation era, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is now equipped with the new ‘Rolls-Royce Connected’ feature that seamlessly connects with the marque’s private members’ application, Whispers.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Platino

As the Series II, the Rolls-Royce Phantom also introduces a new bespoke version, called the Rolls-Royce Phantom Platino that explores interesting choices of Italian fabric upholstery and fabric derived from bamboo fibers.

Rear seats of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Platino

Named after the silver-white fnish of the coveted and precious metal, platinum, the front seats of Phantom Platino are finished in fine Rolls-Royce leather, while those in the rear are upholstered in fabric.

Both Italian fabric and Bamboo fibre fabric share an original repeating pattern based on an abstract interpretation of the Spirit of Ecstasy.

In the silken textile, the design is smaller and woven into the fabric to create a more visually stimulating finish. It also appears in Phantom’s Gallery, right in the occupant’s line of sight, and on key touchpoints such as the armrest and centre console.

The bamboo fabric is embroidered with larger icons, presenting a tufted appearance commonly found in interior design. This more resilient material is placed on the lower elements of the interior where they will need to withstand most contact.

The same design also appears on Phantom’s dashboard timepiece. The surround is made from a 3D-printed ceramic, a truly contemporary execution of a traditional material. Set into an iced finish woodset, the tonal properties of the interior take Phantom to a beautiful and unsurpassed level of opulence.

The largest canvas in Phantom is the Starlight Headliner. In a unique design created especially for Rolls-Royce Platino, the ‘stars’ are placed to draw the eye rearwards, with whimsical shooting stars following the sweeping arc of the pattern.

Arif Chan
With a deep interest and relevant experiences in the automotive industry, Arif writes about everything automotive. His employment history includes being an automotive engineer, a highway engineer, an alternative-fuel researcher, and a motoring journalist.