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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014) review: 42 facts and highlights

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)
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Why is Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014) better than the average?

  • Weight
    2.63kgvs1.5t
  • more cylinders
    12vs6.02
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    5.8svs6.38s
  • higher maximum torque
    720Nmvs410.56Nm
  • greater cargo volume
    312lvs259.63l
  • larger fuel tank
    80lvs65.14l
  • greater payload capacity
    420kgvs338.5kg
  • longer wheelbase
    3.32mvs2.69m

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has air suspension
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

4. smaller turn radius

13.1m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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8.4m

5. less CO2 emissions

347g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

72g/km

6.Has rear-wheel drive
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

Dimensions

1.weight

2.63kg

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1.63kg

2. greater cargo volume

312l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

3. shorter length

5.61m

Best

Smart Passion Cabriolet (2014)

2.65m

4.height

1.57m

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

1.13m

5. greater payload capacity

420kg

The total weight of cargo that can be carried in the cab and cargo bed, including passengers.

Best

Volkswagen Eos CC 1.4 TSI 160 Sport 2dr (2014)

499kg

6. longer wheelbase

3.32m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

3.32m

Speed

1. faster top speed

240km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

414km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

5.8s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

2.5s

3. lower coefficient of drag

1Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Lexus IS 250C (2014)

0.29Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (highway)

10.2l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

2. more cylinders

12

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

16

3. higher maximum torque

720Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

1250Nm

4. better fuel economy (city)

22.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

5. better fuel economy (combined)

14.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

3.1l/100 km

6. greater power-to-weight ratio

124.2hp/kg

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.

Best

Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014)

224.8hp/kg

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

4.Has a rear-view camera
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

5.Has smart key as standard
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

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