Object of restyling in 2014 (and so renamed Ghost II), Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead is the most compact among the cars of the emblazoned English house with its 540 cm of length (rising to 557 in the EWB variant, with extended wheelbase and more space for rear passengers). And even the most sporting, both in the aesthetic – less rigorous and formal than that of the other models – and in performance: the 6.6 V12 petrol biturbo of Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead, which sends 571 hp to the rear wheels, is able to accelerate it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds (the maximum speed, equal to 250 km/h, is self-limited). Being a “giant” for over 2300 kg it is not very agile among the curves, but precision and road holding are impeccable.
Comfort of Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead overwhelms, thanks also to active suspension. In addition, to make the gear smoother, the eight-speed automatic transmission exploits GPS data of the navigator (obviously standard, such as the “four-zone” climate and the bi-led headlights) to “anticipate” the selection of relationships based on to the morphology of the route and to the needs of the driver. As in the largest Phantom, the four doors of the Rolls Royce Ghost II open up to a wardrobe (up to 90 °), a solution that facilitates access especially to the rear seats.
This refreshed version of Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead has also improved in the interior, which does not reveal (unlike in the previous series) any kinship with the production BMW, company to which the British brand is headed; superb the quality of the coatings – however widely customizable – and the assemblages, which are handcrafted.