Rolls-Royce Teases New Phantom Before 'The Great Eight Phantoms' Event

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 20, 2017

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge has been turned in to a very posh police auto as Rolls-Royce supports Sussex Police at their open day. Rolls-Royce has teased the all-new Phantom which will be the eighth generation auto and will be known as the Phantom VIII. The carmaker will be showcasing the three iconic Phantoms from the previous generation models at the event, which will also mark the debut of the next-gen model.

The new Phantom is expected to introduce an all-new, lightweight aluminum platform for Rolls-Royce that will also underpin the upcoming Cullinan SUV. It is revealed that the vehicle will continue to the bigger 24-slat grille that has been a standard feature on all the top spec Rolls-Royces across the years.

At a first glance inside the cabin, one would be tempted to say we're dealing with a case of déjà vu, but look closer and you will notice the Phantom VIII has what appears to be an all-digital instrument cluster - as seen in a spy shot from a while ago.

The Phantom VIII will premiere next week at "The Great Eight Phantoms" exhibition at Bonhams, London with the Queens Phantom VI State Limousine, the Aga Khan Hooper-built Sedanca de Ville Phantom IV and the first ever Phantom VII that was shipped out of Goodwood in 2003.

The first auto is Queen Elizabeth II's Phantom VI State Limousine, a bespoke Phantom VI gifted to Her Majesty in 1977 by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

The third auto is the first Goodwood Phantom, which formally begun the renaissance of Rolls Royce in 2003. It will also help Rolls-Royce improve the magic-carpet ride quality.

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