The Rolls-Royce Phantom has received a mild facelift, seen for the first time here in Geneva. Arguably it didn’t need a nip and tuck from a purely aesthetic perspective – it’s still peerless in the super-luxury sector. Yet legislation for DLRs and the fact that the buyers of the first models (don’t forget it’s nearly 10 years old) have dictated a little sprucing.
Unfortunately the change from round, porthole-sized lower lamps to rectangular units. It might seem like a minor point – and it is – but some of the majesty and character has been lost and it brings it a little closer to the pauper’s Ghost.
By Owen Ready