After 14 years, it doesn't feel old
This is astonishing. If the Phantom’s engineers had set out to make a better car than a Mercedes, or indeed a better one than their head company’s own 7 Series, they’d have been doing the wrong thing. So they didn’t.
They built something different. A car that concentrated on silence, smoothness and – no-one guessed this – apparent simplicity. The Phantom was also a car that eschewed styling fashion and found new ways to do an interior. None of this has become less relevant. And it’s probably only on the quietness that some newer cars have caught up.