The next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has been caught undergoing cold weather testing. While still fully camouflage, the overall shape and design of the Phantom successor is clear for all to see.
Sporting an evolutionary design, the new model continues to carry an upright Roll-Royce grille upfront, flanked by a pair of LED rectangular headlights.
Down the sides, the door mirrors have been altered slightly, while a pair of tailpipes can be seen for the first time.
Unlike the barely changed sheetmetal, underneath the new Rolls sits an all-new aluminium-intensive modular platform shared with the BMW 7 Series. To reduce weight even further, Rolls-Royce is expected to tap into BMW Group’s vast carbon fibre know-how.
Inside, many of the 7 Series’ high-tech driver assist and infotainment systems will find their way into the Phantom’s no doubt opulent interior.
Rolls-Royce will reportedly drop the coupé and convertible models for the next-generation due to weak demand, leaving buyers with just the traditional long- and short-wheelbase models.
Happily, the monstrous V12 engine will remain, while a plug-in hybrid drivetrain is said to be on the cards later down the track.
Source: GT Spirit