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Photo Comparison: Rolls Royce Phantom VII Vs Rolls Royce Phantom VIII



DJ Cuppy Posing With Rolls-Royce Phantom VII (top) and the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII (bottom)



Did you know that Rolls-Royce Phantom will automatically brake to a walking speed if one of its suicide-door remains open when driving off?

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a full-sized sedan made by British luxury marque, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The luxury car is the pinnacle of the Rolls-Royce brand in its truest sense.

We’ve seen alot of Rolls-Royce Phantoms on Nigerian roads and on the Internet. But can you really identify the latest model, the Phantom VIII, from Phantom VII.


Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Series 1


Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Series 2

The Phantom 7

The Phantom VII, launched in 2003, is the first Rolls-Royce car that was introduced after BMW purchased the right to use the Rolls-Royce name and logo in 1998.

The arrival of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII means that the only Phantom VII you’ll be able to buy will be a ‘pre-owned’ one. In total, 10,327 Phantom VII was produced from 2003 to 2017.


Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

The Phantom 8

The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is the eighth and current generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. It is the second Phantom launched by Rolls-Royce under BMW ownership. It was launched in 2018.

Let’s take a look at the side by side comparison between the Phantom VII and Phantom VIII.



Phantom 7
You can only buy a ‘pre-owned’ one i.e. a used one. It starts at ₦45 million in Nigeria.


Phantom 8
Starts at $450,000 from the factory. The addition of more than $150,000 in bespoke options brings average order price of $600,000. Cost over ₦300 million in Nigeria.


Phantom 7
Height : 1.63 m (64.2 in) tall
Width : 1.99 m (78.3 in)
Length : 5.83 m (229.5 in)
Kerb weight : 2,485 kg (5,478 lb)

Phantom 8
Height : 1.64 m (64.8 in) (SWB)
1.65 m (65.2 in) (EWB)

Width : 2,018 mm (79.4 in)

Length : 5.76 m (226.9 in) (SWB)
5.98 m (235.5 in) (EWB)

Kerb Weight :
2,560 kg (5,643.8 lb) (SWB)
2,610 kg (5,754.1 lb) (EWB)


Phantom 7
The 6.75 L N73B68 V12 (petrol) makes 453 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

Phantom 8
6.75-liter biturbo V12 pumps out 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.

0 to 62 mph

Phantom 7
can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds.

Phantom 8
can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds.


Phantom 7
•4-door saloon
•2-door convertible (Phantom Drophead Coupe)
•2-door coupe (Phantom Coupe)

Phantom 8
•4-door saloon



Phantom 7
Comes with old style sliding glass window and a curtain.

Phantom 8 (Top Pics)
Comes with privacy suite that divides the front cabin and the rear cabin. It can be switched between opaque and clear at the touch of a button.



Current owners of the latest Phantom VIII includes Oil tycoon, Arthur Eze,  DJ Cuppy? and Chief Adebutu A.K.A Baba Ijebu.

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