The New Rolls-Royce Phantom has been presented with a ‘Five-star Car’ accolade at the Autocar Awards 2018, which celebrates the best cars produced in the automotive industry over the past year.
Introduced over 80 years ago, the famous Autocar road test remains one of most thorough and exacting assessments to which a new car can be subjected. The New Phantom is one of just two cars to be awarded five stars in 2018.
In naming the new Rolls-Royce Phantom a ‘Five-star Car’, Autocar wrote, “The eighth car to carry the Phantom nameplate displays staggering technical complexity yet functions with immaculate refinement, polish, comfort and grace. It has a sense of occasion far in advance of anything else on four wheels and is now better to drive than ever before. As our road testers concluded, the world’s greatest and finest luxury car is now also the very best.”
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, added, “Our engineers and designers made incalculable efforts to redefine the notions of comfort and luxury when they developed the Phantom. The most silent and refined car on the road, the Phantom demonstrates a true devotion to luxury, manifested in beauty, power and bespoke craftsmanship. We are honoured to receive Autocar’s ‘Five-star Car’ award as a testament to the skill and passion which embodies Rolls-Royce’s tireless pursuit of perfection.”
The Phantom’s collection of accolades includes the ‘Best Luxury Car’ prize in the UK Car of the Year Awards, ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ by Top Gear Magazine and ‘Best Supernatural Driving Experience’ by British GQ.