Road Tests Real world tests of Phantom vs Ghost

0-60mph

Phantom
5.6 s
Ghost
4.8 s

Top speed

Phantom
148 mph
Ghost
155 mph

1/4 mile

Phantom
14.3 s
Ghost
13.2 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 expensive sticker price $350k vs $245k Around 45% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.2 s vs 14.3 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 4.8 s vs 5.6 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 563 HP @ 5,250 RPM vs 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Faster top speed 155 mph vs 148 mph 7 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Slightly more torque 575 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM vs 533 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Phantom  vs
Ghost 
Brand Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce
Price 350,000 245,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2012 2011

design

Chief designer Marek Djordjevic, Ian Cameron Ian Cameron

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 8
Gear ratios
1: 4.17:1
2: 2.34:1
3: 1.52:1
4: 1.14:1
5: 0.87:1
6: 0.69:1
7: 0.84:1
8: 0.67:1
Axle ratio 3.46:1 3.81:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 265/? 540 508/? 216
Rear wheels 264/? 541 508/? 241

road tests

Phantom  vs
Ghost 
Top speed 148 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 14.3 s 13.2 s
0-60mph 5.6 s 4.8 s

power & handling

Maximum hp 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM 563 HP @ 5,250 RPM
Maximum torque 533 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 575 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,800 cc 6,592 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.62 in 3.5 in / 3.5 in

physical dimensions

Width 78.3 in 76.7 in
Height 64.3 in 61 in
Length 229.7 in 212.6 in
Front track width 66.3 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 140.6 in 129.7 in
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