We drove the $500,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and saw how it’s different from every other car

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We drove this 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II. The options-filled car costs $US506,900, making it the most expensive vehicle Business Insider has tested. Hollis Johnson

As the flagship model of the world’s most famous luxury carmaker, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is a rolling throwback to an age when the super-wealthy lived in 100-room estates and employed dozens of staff, a few of them chauffeurs.

The debut of the modern seventh generation Rolls-Royce Phantom, in 2003, ushered the company into a new era under BMW ownership. Ever since the German automaker acquired the British one in 1998, the company has grown considerably with annual global sales reaching 4,000 cars in 2014.

In 2013, Rolls-Royce introduced an updated Series II Phantom VII, but in 2016 the company announced that the Phantom as we know it will cease production and be replaced by a brand-new car. With the eighth generation Phantom rumoured to be just around the corner, we can’t help but take a look back at the flagship Rolls that helped resurrect the iconic brand.

Last summer, Rolls-Royce dropped off a 2016 model clad in a regal black livery. The Phantom starts at $US417,825, but our options-heavy test car left the factory with a price of $US506,900, making it one of the most expensive vehicles we’ve ever tested.

Photos by Hollis Johnson unless otherwise credited.

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title=”About those passengers: Rolls-Royce has curated a rear-seat experience like no other in the automotive world. The level of isolation and serenity is unparalleled.”
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title=”It is as quiet as a monastery. And the glazing on the windshield was so thick that the signal from a toll booth could not penetrate and reach our receiver. According to the company, the goal is to offer customers a ‘magic carpet ride.'”
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title=”… Wraith Coupe, and,…”
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permalink=”/#-the-new-dawn-convertible-this-trio-of-models-was-conceived-with-a-heavier-dose-of-bmw-dna-and-it-shows-when-you-get-behind-the-wheel-none-of-the-three-offer-anything-in-the-neighborhood-of-a-bmw-m-car-experience-but-they-are-far-more-fun-to-drive-than-the-phantom-53″
title=”… The new Dawn convertible. This trio of models was conceived with a heavier dose of BMW DNA, and it shows when you get behind the wheel. None of the three offer anything in the neighbourhood of a BMW M-car experience, but they are far more fun to drive than the Phantom.”
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permalink=”/#but-ripping-around-corners-isnt-the-point-of-the-phantom-it-is-an-evocation-of-a-vanished-era-a-time-of-sprawling-country-estates-and-a-life-lived-in-a-never-ending-series-of-ostentatious-environments-it-is-reminiscent-of-the-rollers-that-once-conveyed-entire-1970s-english-rock-bands-business-insiders-matt-debord-drove-his-kids-around-in-it-and-they-were-swiftly-transformed-into-temporary-celebrities-the-car-is-so-grand-it-engenders-fascination-as-if-taken-from-a-fairy-tale-54″
title=”But ripping around corners isn’t the point of the Phantom. It is an evocation of a vanished era, a time of sprawling country estates and a life lived in a never-ending series of ostentatious environments. It is reminiscent of the Rollers that once conveyed entire 1970s English rock bands. Business Insider’s Matt DeBord drove his kids around in it, and they were swiftly transformed into temporary celebrities. The car is so grand it engenders fascination as if taken from a fairy tale.”
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source=”Hollis Johnson”
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title=”The Phantom’s luxury is monumental, and we were fortunate to enjoy it while we could. In the end, it is almost overwhelming. You have to live a certain kind of life to handle it.”
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image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/57752a364321f1c72f8b49f0″
source=”Hollis Johnson”
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