New Rolls Royce Phantom on the cards

  • May 19, 2014
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Since its introduction in 2003, the current avatar of the Rolls Royce Phantom has been the pinnacle of luxurious motoring worldwide. While its known for its phenomenally comfortable ride and equally impressive performance from the 6.75 litre V12 engine a definitive aspect of the uber luxury limousine that is the Rolls Royce Phantom, is it’s styling.

With its pantheon front grille, imposing front end design, sleek headlamps, and long sweeping lines that flow to the back of the car, the Rolls Royce Phantom looks like nothing else out there.

The news then that Rolls Royce is working on the next generation Phantom coming from the company’s Design Chief, Giles Taylor is one that has taken everyone’s notice in the world of automobiles. As of now the company is working on sketches as a part of the idea development initiative of a new design for the new Rolls Royce Phantom.

Giles Taylor is reported to have said, “I don’t feel boxed in by the design. We are treading an evolutionary path and have a defining vision of modernity. The Wraith was all about modernising the brand. The fastback profile has a contemporary relevance. We are working on how to lay down what we call a ‘charismatic expressiveness’ for our future design language.”


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The company is not afraid to move away from the definitive design theme of the current Phantom for a new and equally unique design language while ofcourse retaining that wide C-Pillar that contributes to the ever important privacy aspect of rear seat occupants of the Phantom.

Moving along the lines of evolution, the next generation Rolls Royce Phantom is likely to have a mix of aluminum and carbon fibre in the construction of the car’s chassis and bodyshell much like it’s parent company, BMW’s construction of its futuristic i models. Although, the decision to construct the new Phantom with a mix of aluminum and carbon fibre is still yet to be finalized. Moving in the direction will not only make the next generation Rolls Royce Phantom lighter and more rigid but also better its performance as compared to the current model. The new Rolls Royce Phantom will continue to be powered by the 6.75 litre V12 engine, although in a reworked form for more power and efficiency.

And while it has also not been decided if the next generation Rolls Royce Phantom will be made available with an all electric powertrain, it is certain that the new car will come with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

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