The new eighth-generation Rolls Royce Phantom is expected to go on sale in end of 2017 or starting of 2018. Expect a standard wheelbase and a long wheelbase version initially. Coupe and drop head coupe versions may follow.
The new Rolls Royce Phantom will be an evolution of the recently discontinued seventh-gen Phantom. The latest set of spy shots, possibly of the extended wheelbase Phantom (look at the size of the rear window). Reveal minor exterior changes, the most obvious being the signature BMW shark fin antenna on the roof. The partly camouflaged tail-lamps could be different, the ORVMs are more angular. And the dual rear exhausts aren’t tuck under the rear bumper anymore. The Phantom will continue to get the authoritative large front grille with multiple vertical slats.
Eighth-Gen Rolls Royce Phantom Specifications
Rolls Royce isn’t giving it a cosmetic overhaul and a few tweaks, either – this is reputedly all-new car. Predictably there are no shocks on the styling from, with its lines aping those of its successful predecessor. The camouflage hides some of the minor details. But what is evident are far more modern-looking headlights and tail lights, and subtle tweaks to its panels.
The brand that is consider many as the zenith of luxury automobiles is working on the new generation of its flagship, the Phantom. The eighth-gen Rolls Royce Phantom will get a new aluminium architecture. In a recent statement, BMW has revealed that the new generation products will built on flexible architectures. That will allow them to integrate multiple drive trains (read electric and plug-in hybrid) into the series production models. So, besides the petrol-powered Phantom, chances are that the eighth-gen Phantom may get a hybrid power train in future.
The real changes are under that familiar exterior. Rolls Royce itself has said that the eighth-generation Phantom rides on an all-new aluminium platform. Although the outgoing Phantom itself uses an aluminium platform. Over a decade’s worth of engineering and material developments should grant a significant reduction in kerb weight. Aiding performance and handling, the latter being a little moot for a Phantom. As well as granting potential improvements in refinement.
Eighth-Gen Rolls Royce Phantom Feature Details
|Model||Eighth-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom|
|Starting Price||$ 425000|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Acceleration (0-60)||5.7 sec|
|Engine Displacement(cc)||6449 cc|
|Maximum Power||150 mph|
|Engine Description||6.75-liter V-8|
|No. of Cylinders||8|
|Gear box||4 Speed|
|No of Doors||4|
The Eighth-Gen Rolls Royce Phantom is about to launch in the market till 2018. As we can expect is price will start at $ 425000.