In 2012, the Phantom Coupe has been thoughtfully updated with contemporary
yet timeless design enhancements that frame the introduction of cutting-edge
technologies which significantly improve the car's drive-train, ease-of-use and
"From launch in 2003, the Rolls-Royce Phantom established itself as the benchmark in automotive luxury, a reputation it has held ever since," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "These cars are timeless in their appeal, but technology moves rapidly and we cannot afford to stand still."
New LED Lighting
Rolls-Royce Director of Design, Ian Cameron, likens the evolution of Phantom Coupe Series II design to a "familiar theme, lit in a different way". And Phantom Coupe's striking new front-end, with re-styled bumpers and rectangular light apertures, perhaps best encapsulates the essence of the significant changes that lie beneath.
Rolls-Royce is the first to include full LED headlamps as standard on a production car. As well as delivering a characteristic whiter light, augmenting safety and preventing driver tiredness, these allow for the introduction of new technologies that better control lighting.
Curve light functionality, for example, uses electronically-controlled reflectors to focus headlamp beams in the direction of travel, providing greater illumination of the road ahead when cornering. Adaptive headlamps change the cone of light projected onto a road - effortlessly of course - in response to different driving speeds.