There is no denying that the Phantom is a heavy car, clocking in at around 2.5 tonnes. Thanks to its aluminium frame, however, it's a high performing car that's given more than enough power by its engine. This is a 6.8 litre V12, with a maximum output of 453bhp and 531lb-ft of torque, coupled with an eight speed gearbox.
All this power means that, if you do need to sprint, you can take the 0-60MPH in just 5.7 seconds - a lot faster than some of its lighter competitors. Although it's likely that your journey will be far more leisurely, you certainly have the power to get to your destination in a hurry!
Especially for those in the back, air suspension and electronic damper control ensure an exceedingly smooth ride, whatever the surface you travel on. For the driver, meanwhile, there's a thin sporty steering wheel that turns the Phantom with great precision and finesse.
The drive is, in fact, remarkably engaging, and a far more entertaining experience than you might expect from a car of this size.
The glossy Black Rolls Royce Phantom you'll find for hire at Signature is a masterpiece of automotive engineering. Combining a sense of occasion with a modern twist on tradition, the car is everything you could possibly want from a luxury car.
As well as the iconic grille and the Spirit of Ecstasy, which instantly mark it out as a Rolls Royce, the car is defined by its 2:1 wheel-to-height ratio, which makes it perfectly proportioned.
The curve of the roofline and sweep of the lower bodyline suggest movement even when the car is stationary, while the coach doors ensure that focus is never lost from the passengers - they are always discreetly marked out as VIPs, just as Rolls Royce intends them to be.
Even the headlamps are impressive, which light up as soon as the engine is started, giving the Phantom a unique look whether it's day or night. The light clusters have a glowing bar of LED Daytime Running Lamps through the centre, with dipped and high beam functions illuminating the top and bottom sections.
The interior of our Phantom is, predictably, spectacular. Clad in a delicate seashell colour, the electrically adjustable seats are lusciously comfortabe. The three-flute seat designs are contemporary in feel, while the supple hand stitched leather is reassuringly traditional.
So traditional, in fact, that the hand stitching on all nine hides required to complete the interior takes two weeks, and that's only after the leather has been pre-shrunk and drum dyed to ensure an evenly-coloured leather that won't crack or squeak.
All seats are also heated, for that extra level of comfort. Thanks to a huge amount of legroom, passengers can stretch their legs and rest tired feet on soothingly deep lambswool rugs. Not only are the fabric surfaces, high quality, but the veneers come from one single tree and create a seamless flow of flawless wood from facia to rear compartment.
Travellers will delight in the 460 litres of bootspace in our Rolls Royce Phantom Black Edition, as well as the cleverly-concealed Rolls Royce umbrellas in the rear door pockets. The craftsmanship involved in making a Rolls Royce ensures that the interior is not only beautiful, but also beautifully quiet. Even the ventilation fans are noiseless, ensuring that you can enjoy utter peace whilst travelling in our Phantom. If, however, you're in need of some entertainment, you have a top-quality audio and entertainment system at your disposal.
Up front, the central console has been updated to allow for better access to the controls. An 8.8" Control Centre Display rests on this, although the sat nav can be hidden under the dashboard until required.
Why Hire Signature's Rolls Royce Phantom?
Our all black Rolls Royce Phantom, with its sumptuous seashell interior, is the ultimate in luxury hire. A powerful car in both performance and appearance, this vehicle is a moving statement - one that will ensure you're always remembered. Normally the preserve of heads of state, industrial magnates and VIPs, the car leaves onlookers in no doubt as to your importance.
Perfect for chauffeur drive hire, it's a delightfully tranquil way to get to your destination, particularly if that destination is somewhere special. For example, there's no better way for a bride to arrive at her wedding than in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, not to mention no better backdrop to those all-important wedding photographs.
It's also a wonderful way to treat yourselves to a relaxing journey before a business meeting or an important social function. Particularly if you're participating in any events during the Season, our black Rolls Royce Phantom will ensure you make a stylish arrival.