THE NEW PHANTOM, WHISPER QUIET
THE FLAGSHIP ROLLS-ROYCE MODEL HAS LAUNCHED its newest incarnation in London, boasting sports car acceleration to propel drivers to 100 kph in just 5.3 seconds thanks to a fantastic V12 engine. Yet all this power is apparently delivered in a whisper. The new Phantom features six-milimetre, two-layer glazing, more than 130kg of sound insulation, dense foam and felt layers; even the “silent seal” tyres have been specially developed for the car. It was reported this new Phantom is so quiet, that Rolls-Royce’s acoustic test engineers had to check their instruments were working due to the sound levels being so low. If you’re looking to purchase this fine piece of automotive art, expect to pay the grand sum of $450,000.