Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Experience: The Phantom on Ice

Rolls-Royce Phantom on ice in Norway

Rolls-RoycesThe magic carpet experience is synonymous with the British brand, as is their flagship statuette, the Spirit of Ecstasy. Each new model pushes this legendary vehicle to new limits, whether it’s the powerful Black Badge editions or the SUVs Cullinan. The SUV in particular took the brand’s performance effortlessly everywhere, excelling in all climates and conditions. But how about the flagship, yacht-like and often chauffeur driven phantom on ice? design boom took the car for a sail on a frozen lake in Norway.

The eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II on ice

All images courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

2,610 kg of tailor-made luxury

The Rolls-Royces Phantom – now in its eighth generation – is 2,610 kg of bespoke luxury. From curated in-dash art “galleries” to a canopy of shooting stars illuminated above occupants, no detail is left too expensive as driver and guests alike enjoy the magic carpet experience in opulence. It’s a 6.7 liter V12 engine with 420 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque that stimulates this luxurious ride. Massive speed is delivered instantly while being smooth and quiet for those indoors.

Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Experience: The Phantom on Ice
The model weighs 2,610 kg and is 5,982 mm long and 2,018 mm wide

Slalom in a phantom

With a length of 5,982 mm and a width of 2,018 mm, the car’s wide bed surface ensures a more stable posture on ice. In fact, this means that the heavy weight is better distributed over the slippery surface, which measured 50cm thick during our test. Stability is ensured by the “luxury architecture” – an all-aluminum space frame that is 30% stiffer than before – coupled with the new suspension. This quad system provides the driver with longer tire pressure when turning. The more pressure, the more grip and control for smooth cornering.

Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Experience: The Phantom on Ice
Its wide lying surface ensures a more stable footing on ice because the weight is better distributed

Taken together, the ABS kept the long, yacht-like Phantom straight and straight, even when pushed to the limit on ice. The model was the epitome of smooth sailing. It proved that the Rolls-Royce magic carpet experience doesn’t measure up, literally on ice. We had a world first attempt slaloming on ice in the eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Rolls-Royce Magic Carpet Experience: The Phantom on Ice
The quad suspension provides longer tire pressure in corners for more grip and control

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