The current gen Rolls Royce Phantom resurrected the world’s most luxurious auto marque single handedly in 2003 and since then there has been no looking back. So naturally, there is a high expectation on the next gen model which is touted to spearhead the second phase of growth.
Automobile Magazine reports that the next gen Rolls Royce Phantom will be underpinned by a new all-aluminium architecture which is being developed from scratch. This platform will be modular and will eventually cater to next generations of the existing Rollers like Ghost, Wraith and even the recently unveiled Dawn. It will also cater to the brand’s proposed Project Cullinan SUV.
The lightweight architecture of the new Phantom is reported to be propelled by the existing BMW-sourced V12 petrol engine. The new flagship RR’s design is expected to be much bolder without diluting the DNA. A taller radiator grille, rectangular headlamps, long nose and a signature broad C-pillar would continue to define the stately limousine.
While the new luxury barge will continue to be available in standard and extended wheelbase versions, the publication reports that the Coupe and Dropdead derivatives will be discontinued. The next gen Rolls Royce Phantom is expected to be unveiled sometime next year with first deliveries commencing either towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.
Via – Automobilemag.com