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2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom - Road Test Specs

2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan

(6.7L V12 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2005
Base MSRP$328,750
As-tested MSRP$347,050


Drive typeRear
Engine typeV-12
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6.75
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)453 @ 5350
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)531 @ 3500
Transmission typeautomatic six-speed


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearmultilink, self-leveling springs and continuous electronic damping
Steering typerack and pinion, speed-sensitive, variable rate power
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle NCT 5
Tire size, front285/45R21
Tire size, rear285/45R21
Brakes, frontfour-wheel disc brakes

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph (sec.)5.9
0-75 mph (sec.)8.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.3 @ 98
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30.03
60-0 mph (ft.)122.97
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)55.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).76
Sound level @ idle (dB)40
@ Full throttle (dB)67
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)59

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest times achieved with the gear selector in "L," an aggressive brake torque and DSC off. Remarkably quick for its size.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsSoft pedal -- goes to floor. No ABS noise.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: "Not even worth it." Slalom: "Seriously?"

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1100
Temperature (°F)60
Wind (mph, direction)0 -1 from west

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 City 23.8 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,577
Length (in.)229.7 in.
Width (in.)78.3 in.
Height (in.)64.3 in.
Wheelbase (in.)140.6 in.
Legroom, front (in.)40.5 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)37.3 in.
Headroom, front (in.)40.2 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5 in.
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.2 cu ft
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper3 yr./unlimited miles
Powertrain3 yr./unlimited miles
Corrosion3 yr./unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 yr./unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 yr./unlimited miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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