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Rolls-Royce Phantom - best luxury cars

The definition of a 'grand tourer', the Continental GT is the very best that Bentley has to offer

To improve upon the previous car, the Phantom was redeveloped from the ground up, leaving no ostentatious stone unturned.

There’s no doubt that the Phantom is an incredible car. It's powered by a 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine, which produces 563bhp and 900Nm of torque. This allows you to plant your right foot and accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in 5.3 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph.

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The price is suitably large to go with the Rolls’ grand dimensions and 21- or 22-inch wheels, as the least you can expect to pay is £300,000. So much as look at the options list and you will find that figure heading north beyond the £400,000 mark.

On the road it is obviously, unbelievably quiet and comfortable, but should you find yourself in the driver's seat, you have a mixture of features to make sure you enjoy your time there. Firstly, there is four-wheel steering to aid in low-speed manoeuvres and high-speed stability, then there is the air suspension and active roll management to prevent unwanted lurching of the body through the corners.

Top 10 best luxury cars

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    1. 1. Mercedes S-Class
    2. 2. Range Rover
    3. 3. Bentley Continental GT
    4. 4. Roll-Royce Phantom
    5. 5. Porsche Panamera
    6. 6. BMW 7 Series
    7. 7. Audi A8
    8. 8. Bentley Bentayga
    9. 9. Jaguar I-Pace
    10. 10. Lexus LS
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