If we ever had to crown a king in the luxury car manufacturing segment, it would be Bentley or Rolls-Royce. Yet despite the emphasis on their differences as they compete for the same market segment, the two brands have a lot more in common than they want to admit. In fact, they were both the same company before they split into two, and they both have German parent companies.
Bentley is known for its ability to effectively combine immersive driving experience with pure luxury. Specifically, for this reason you have superstars like Arnold Schwarzenegger who have up to three in his garage. Since disappearance of the legendary Mulsanne, Flying Spur has been tasked with being Bentley’s brightest star. It was labeled at one point as the Bentley with the most complex and luxurious interior of all time.
While the Flying Spur can be driven and driven by the owner, driving the Rolls-Royce Phantom yourself is not for you. It’s a bit like driving a limo on a daily basis. What’s the point of owning one when you can’t relish the luxurious backseat? Considering how bad the ghost can leave his bank account unhealthy, there have been arguments that it’s not worth it. We do not care? The ghost cements your arrival in the top percentile of the rich who spend money just because they can.
With the Flying Spur and the Phantom being two of the most lavish four-wheelers and boasting some of the coolest features ever designed to beautify a vehicle, let’s watch them go head to head in this “who’s the coolest” competition.
Bentley Flying Spur: electronic all-wheel steering
The Bentley Flying Spur is equipped with the ability to turn all four wheels in both directions using the steering wheel. A function Bentley calls electronic all-wheel steering. This feature helps the car get out of difficult parking situations, helps avoid body roll when cornering at high speed, and provides much better overall steering response.
Electronic all-wheel steering is standard for the W12 variant, but not for the V8. However, the functionality can be incorporated into your Bentley V8 on request only if you are willing to invest the extra money.
Rolls-Royce Phantom: Adaptive headlights
It is normal for the Phantom to be equipped with adaptive headlights, as this is the best lighting system a vehicle can have. Adaptive headlights provide the most appropriate illumination for the fast-paced and ever-changing environment characteristic of a moving vehicle.
It uses sensors to switch between high beam and low beam and rotate the headlight in the direction of the vehicle’s path in a turn. This helps reduce glare from oncoming drivers and provides constant illumination even when cornering.
Bentley Flying Spur: supercar performance
The performance of the Flying Spur crowns Bentley’s efforts to design a vehicle that satisfies the desire for luxury and automotive exuberance. With the Flying Spur you get a vehicle capable of reaching 100 km / h from standstill in just 3.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest sports sedans. The W12 option is quieter than its cousin V8 and better suited to one looking to blend seamlessly into traffic.
The optional 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine is capable of pulling 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, while the standard V8 option spits out 542 horsepower and 658 lb-ft of torque at its best. Although there is no noticeable difference in speed, the torque of the W12 option shows its courage when overtaking at high speeds.
Rolls-Royce Phantom: Night vision
It may seem counterproductive for the Rolls-Royce Phantom’s headlights to switch between low beam and high beam at night, considering that there may be obstacles that the low beams may not illuminate. correctly.
However, the luxury automaker has gone further by installing an infrared camera in its Pantheon grille that will allow the driver to see obstacles up to 1,000 feet in front of them. This feature is also useful in conditions where it is difficult to see even with the brightest headlights.
Bentley Flying Spur: my Bentley smartphone app
Innovation, convenience and safety; these words best describe what Bentley had in mind when developing its smartphone app. The app gives you the ability to check your vehicle’s vital signs and initiate a few other security features such as the anti-theft alert, all just using your smartphone.
The app’s efficient tracking system makes it easy for you to find your car wherever it is parked without wasting time trying to remember. With the My Bentley app on your smartphone, James Bond is no better.
Rolls-Royce Phantom: Starry Sky Interior
Rolls-Royce describes the interior of the Phantom as “the realm of both bass drop and pin drop.” The Phantom creates the perfect environment for quality ideation and relaxation, a haven away from the busy and noisy world.
The Phantom uses nearly 300 lbs of soundproofing material, making it arguably the quietest cabin in the industry. Yet, in case your thoughts are stronger than the outside world, the Phantom has you covered. Its interior is perfect for quiet meditation and relaxation, one of its most notable features being the ambient lighting effect of the starry night on the roof.
Rolls-Royce Phantom: Indoor umbrellas
If you’ve ever had to get out of your vehicle on a rainy day, you’ll agree that this is a really underrated feature. Each door of the Phantom is equipped with a Rolls-Royce branded umbrella for the rainy days you need to conserve your drop whatever the weather.
Recognizing the need to keep umbrellas dry and rid them of the typical smell of a damp cloth, there are interior drains and ducts through which hot air passes to ensure the umbrellas are always ready to go. ‘use.
Bentley Flying Spur: the touchscreen remote control
The interior of the Bentley is fully customizable. The dashboard houses a high-definition touchscreen where each setting can be changed to the liking of the driver and front passenger.
Customizable settings range from ventilation to mood lighting. You will enjoy this best on days when you are with a driver. Without having to communicate with the driver, the passengers seated behind can customize these same settings using the removable tactile remote control housed in the center console.
Rolls-Royce Phantom: Satellite-assisted driving
The length that Rolls-Royce is willing to go to provide optimum comfort and an almost seamless driving experience is both frightening and insane, as is the price of the Phantom. The Phantom sweeps the road using the windshield’s stereo camera system and prepares its suspension to cushion the effect of any impending impact, even at speeds of up to 62 mph.
The scan also makes it possible to select the report best suited to the pre-scanned terrain. Something close to a semi-autonomous vehicle. With this level of technology, it’s safe to say that the Phantom is a few versions of a fully self-driving car.
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