Have you ever wondered why Rolls-Royce cars come at a cost so exorbitant that they only seem to be affordable to millionaire celebrities? Your typical vehicle certainly doesn’t cost a six-figure sum, but ‘typical vehicle’ is not a description that can be applied to any Rolls-Royce. Even the company’s entry level model, the Ghost, is likely to set you back roughly £170,000 and is so luxurious that you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported into another universe.
If the Ghost is spectacular, then the Phantom almost defies comprehension. Yes, it comes at a cost of £350,000 and upwards, but that would seem a bargain when you step into this zenith of motor vehicles. It’s not just the regal features like drinks tables, plush leather seats and TV monitors that set Rolls-Royces apart, either. The level of craftsmanship invested in every one of the company’s vehicles is staggering; the signature radiator grilles at the front of the car are measured intricately with the naked eye of Rolls-Royce engineers. If you’ve seen the finery of these grilles, you could be forgiven for thinking that they were the end product of highly complex and refined machinery.
This video from L.A. Stretch Limos, charts the rich history of Rolls-Royce and explores the luxurious features of these exemplary cars. The creators also write this blog post on the same topic, if you’re interested in some further reading.