On Ocean Liner on Land
Imagine pulling a quarter-mile-long ocean liner out of port, gradually and smoothly accelerating to a comfortable trot along the waterway while a dock load of thousands of onlookers applaud their approval.
Such is the feeling when you pull away from the curb in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a tribute to the finest luxury automobile that money can buy.
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And you’ll need lots of it to motor along in a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Currently, the two-door will set you back about $500,000. But if you need to ask you probably can’t afford this level of refinement. And if you can, read on.
The 220-inch-long Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe may seem like an ocean liner, but it’s not. However, it is about two inches shorter than the Chevrolet Suburban, that massive people mover for the common folk. To get the 6,700-pound Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe up to speed, you’ll have a 543-horsepower, 6.7-litre, 48-valve engine at your disposal. This mega power plant unleashes at least 75 percent of its torque at 1,000 RPM so you’ll be able to pull away effortlessly and without a hint of straining. A car of this size shouldn’t be forced into manual labor and the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has more than enough ability to do the job without looking strained. You can reach 60 mph in less than six seconds. But who wants to?
If you have to worry about fuel economy, perhaps you should buy a car for the commoners: a Mercedes or a Lexus perhaps. But you can appease your Green friends by telling them that the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe will average a healthy 25 mpg on the highway. That’s not bad considering the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe weighs as much as most SUVs.
Rolls-Royce officials have their standard colors, but for a price they will paint your Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe any color you like. And for nearly $500,000, you should be able to have your Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe painted in black, red or school bus yellow.
Tug on anything on a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe and you’ll soon realize why this mechanical beast weighs much. Everything you touch — the ashtray, the door handle, the switches, ect. — feels as solid as a the support for a Brooklyn Bridge. You can’t break it. It won’t wear down and it will outlast you, your children and their children’s children.
The doors have rear hinges so you won’t have to exert yourself when entering and exiting your Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. For added comfort, there is a switch that commands the car to shut its massive doors by itself.
What else would you expect from a Rolls-Royce?