From Rolls-Royce Phantom VII to Phantom VIII: a knotty problem of luxury upgradation


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In this article, we have put together a side-by-side comparison of the newer Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII to the older Phantom VII model. It's a truly tough question for automakers on how to upgrade their already best luxuries!

Roll-Royce is an unmistakable luxury car brand that stands out among a plethora of other auto brands in the world. Today, Naijauto has decided to compare the latest Rolls Royce Phantom VIII to its older version Rolls Royce Phantom VII to see how this automaker upgrades their luxury while the VII model is already a top-notch artwork.


DJ Cuppy has been spotted with both Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII (bottom) and the older Phantom VII (top)

1. Overview of Rolls-Royce Phantom

They are manufactured by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as full-sized sedans with top-notch luxury features and are known to be the most expensive models in the British luxury automaker’s lineup.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 and Phantom 8 models share quite a similar appearance just like most other typical Rolls-Royce cars but they sure have features that make them respectively unique.


Rolls-Royce Phantom VII vs Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII – a battle of the topmost expensive luxury models

1.1. The Rolls-Royce Phantom VII

This model was launched in the year 2003 as the first Rolls-Royce car after German automaker BMW acquired rights to use the logo and name of Rolls-Royce in the year 1998.

As of today, you can only get a pre-owned Phantom 7 model as there are only a total of 10,327 Rolls-Royce Phantom VII that was ever produced between the year 2003-2017 which are all sold out.  


The Rolls-Royce Phantom VII model was only produced between 2003-2017

1.2 The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

The Phantom VIII model of the Rolls-Royce family is the 8th and current generation of the Phantom lineup. It has been released since the year 2018 and has remained the 2nd Phantom model manufactured by the British automaker under BMW’s ownership.


The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII model is available on the auto market for purchase as brand new

2. Rolls-Royce Phantom VII vs Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII side-by-side comparison

Check out a side-by-side features comparison of both models in the table below;

Rolls-Royce Phantom VII vs Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII   
 Features Rolls-Royce Phantom VII  Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

₦145 million - ₦204 million (brand new)

₦68 million - ₦175 million (pre-owned) 

₦162 million - ₦218 million (brand new)

₦177 million - ₦189 million (pre-owned)

 Dimensions Height: 1.63 meters (64.2 inches)
Width: 1.99 meters (78.3 inches)
Length: 5.83 meters (229.5 inches)
Kerb weight: 2,485 kilogram (5,478 pounds) 

1.64 meters (64.8 inches) (Standard Wide Body)
1.65 meters (65.2 inches) (Extended Wide Body)

Width : 2,018 millimetres (79.4 inches)
Length :
5.76 meters (226.9 inches) (SWB)
5.98 meters (235.5 inches) (EWB)
Kerb Weight :
2,560 kilogram (5,643.8 pounds) (Standard Wide Body)
2,610 kilogram (5,754.1 pounds) (Extended Wide Body)

 Engine 6.75-Liters N73B68 V-12 engine with 453hp outputs  & 531 lb-ft of torque  6.75-liters Biturbo V-12 engine with 563hp outputs & 664 lb-ft of torque 
 Acceleration 0 to 62mph in 5.9secs  0 to 62mph in 5.3secs 
 Body style 4-door (Saloon)
2-door Convertible (Drophead Coupe)
2-door Coupe (Coupe) 
4-door (Saloon) 
Partition Sliding glass window (Old style) with a curtain  Privacy suite that divides the rear cabin and the front cabin
Switchable between Clear and Opaque using a button 

Below is also a side-by-side photo comparison of the interior of both models of the phantom;


Both the Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 (top) and Phantom 8 (bottom) offer an incredible level of luxury inside

You can also check out a quick review of the newer Rolls-Royce Phantom 8 in the short video below;

2018 Rolls Royce Phantom 8 - DETAILS

3. Conclusion

After going through the above side-by-side comparison of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII vs the Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII; how much difference did you notice overall?

We can pretty much say that so far, there are none of these two luxury models that you can buy today without pulling attention on Nigerian streets as Rolls-Royce is only driven by the affluent in Nigeria today.

>>> For more fun articles on luxury models like this, Navigate to our -> Auto fun section.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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