Road Tests Real world tests of Phantom vs A8 L W12 quattro

0-60mph

Top speed

Phantom
148 mph

0-100mph

Phantom
15.2 s

1/4 mile

Phantom
14.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Rolls-Royce Phantom

Reasons to consider the
Rolls-Royce Phantom

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More torque 533 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM vs 463 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly bigger engine 6,800 cc vs 6,300 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Front view of Audi A8 L W12 quattro

Reasons to consider the
Audi A8 L W12 quattro

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A lot faster to 100mph 9.6 s vs 15.2 s More than 35% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12.6 s vs 14.3 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Lighter curb weight 4,521 lb vs 5,467 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
A lot faster to 200kph 15.1 s vs 24.4 s Around 40% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Phantom  vs
A8 L W12 quattro 
Brand Rolls-Royce Audi
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2012 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.07 lb/hp 9.17 lb/hp
Maximum hp 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM 493 HP
Maximum torque 533 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 463 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,800 cc 6,300 cc
Cylinders V12 W12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.62 in 3.39 in / 3.56 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

Phantom  vs
A8 L W12 quattro 
Top speed 148 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 14.3 s 12.6 s
0-60mph 5.6 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 15.2 s 9.6 s
0-200kph 24.4 s 15.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 8

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,467 lb 4,521 lb
Width 78.3 in 76.7 in
Height 64.3 in 57.9 in
Length 229.7 in 207.4 in
Front track width 66.3 in 64.7 in
Wheelbase 140.6 in 122.9 in
Rolls-Royce Phantom
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