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Double-wishbone front suspension complements the drive-train, featuring
optimised mounts to minimise vibrations through the steering wheel, while
multi-link rear suspension complete with anti-lift and anti-dive technology
aids stability under heavy acceleration and braking.
Spring dampeners and anti-roll bars maintain comfort without loss of agility
while self-levelling air struts compensate for different loads within the car,
making continual adjustments as the weight of fuel decreases, giving drivers
the ability to place the car through turns with absolute precision and
passengers a ride of supreme comfort.
It takes 60 pairs of hands and more than 450 hours to design, construct and
craft each Rolls-Royce motor car. At the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood
there are around 1,000 employees, including craftspeople working in wood
and leather shops, making the world’s finest cars. And just two robots in the
paint shop to provide a seamless quality of finish. Only the finest materials
are used and these are painstakingly prepared so their inherent beauty is
displayed to best effect.
Rolls-Royce customers expect their cars to be as unique as their own
fingerprint and the Bespoke service delivers on these high expectations. More
than eight in ten Rolls-Royce Phantom models delivered globally to clients
in 2011 included some element of bespoke design from individual paint
colours, veneer inlays, tread plates and coach lines, to the most flamboyant
and individual of whole vehicle designs.