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Performance Review: Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d - [2003]

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d - [2003]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2003 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 6750 cc (411.9 ci) 48 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V12
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 149 mph (239.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.9 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 11.8 secs
  • Power: 453 bhp (337 kW) @ 5350 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 2485 kgs (5478 lbs)
  • Torque: 531 lb-ft (719.9 Nm) @ 3500 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.49 secs @ 94.4 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 182.2 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 213.6 lb-ft
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d is the 6 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2003. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2004 Westfield Sport 2000S and the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR FQ 400.This particular Rolls-Royce Phantom has a 6750cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 12 cylinders in a V formation.

Lamborghini SC20 6.5 V8 - [2020] image

Alternative Petrol V12's includes the 2020 Lamborghini SC20 6.5 V8

The Phantom shares its Petrol V12 engine configuration with the likes of the 2020 Lamborghini SC20 6.5 V8 and the 2017 Apollo Intensa Emozione 6.3 V12. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Phantom's Rear Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 2485 kgs (5478 lbs) this makes the Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d in the same weight category as the 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed 6.0 W12 Bi Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

BMW 2 Series M2 3.0 Twin Turbo G87 - [2022] image

The Rolls-Royce Phantom shares the same bhp with the 2022 BMW 2 Series M2 3.0 Twin Turbo G87 (454 bhp)

In terms of power the 6750cc 48V V12 engine produces 453 bhp (337 kW) @ 5350 rpm similar to the 2022 BMW 2 Series M2 3.0 Twin Turbo G87 (454 bhp) or the 2022 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 (450 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated V12 throws out 531 lb-ft (719.9 Nm) @ 3500 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2022 Ferrari 296 GTS Assetto 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo Hybrid (546 lb-ft) or the 2022 Ferrari Purosangue 6.5 V12 (528 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Rolls-Royce Phantom you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Jaguar C Type 3.4L - [1951] image

The 1951 Jaguar C Type 3.4L (207.2 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has a Power to weight ratio of 182.2 bhp per ton and 213.6 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2003 Phantom competing with the 1951 Jaguar C Type 3.4L (207.2 bhp per ton) or the 2003 Pontiac GTO 5.7 V8 (207.1 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Rolls-Royce Phantom generating around 213.6 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1992 Ferrari 512 TR (238.6 lb-ft per ton) or the 2012 Aston-Martin Vantage V12 Roadster (238.6 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.7 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.9 secs, this made the Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d as fast as the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost Wagon (5.7 secs) the 2016 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTi 2.0 Turbo Clubsport (5.7 secs) the 2014 Abarth 695 Biposto 1.4 Turbo (5.7 secs) the or the 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 (5.7 secs). This Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d is also faster than the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (5.8 secs) the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD 3.5 V6 (5.8 secs) the 2017 Seat Leon ST Cupra 300 DSG (5.8 secs) the and the 2017 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 280 (5.8 secs).

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS - [1972] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Phantom and the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS

When talking about the performance of the Rolls-Royce Phantom on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 14.49 secs @ 94.4 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS (14.42 secs), the 1998 Audi A6 4.2 Quattro (14.42 secs), and the 1993 Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo Rev 3 (14.43 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2003 version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d has a maximum speed of 149mph.

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Top Speed of the 2003 Phantom equals the 2009 Lotus Evora 3.5 V6 (160 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon 4d then how about the 2009 Lotus Evora 3.5 V6 (160 mph), the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt 4.6 V8 (160 mph), or the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0 Turbo (160 mph).

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