The Rolls-Royce Phantom starts getting old and the Britons are currently busy developing a successor. Today we see the superlative replacement, spied for the first time in traffic.
Earlier this year, Rolls-Royce sent a press release to the world in which the luxury brand announced the debut of the test work for “a new model”. The message was accompanied by a picture in which we saw a packed Rolls which differed only in detail from the current Phantom. Possibly an early mule. Today our spy photographer has spotted the Phantom sequel for the first time outside the Rolls-Royce premises.
Rolls-Royce warned “all for the appearance of so-called test-mules on public roads. The Phantom successor – whose name is not yet known – gets a new aluminum space frame that will eventually serve as the basis for all future Rolls-Royce models. The castle-like shape of the Rolls-Royce is well reflected in photographs, where the British colossus manages to dwarf the new BMW 7 Series parked next to it.
We expect the successor of the Phantom – which has been on the market since 2003 – to come to the market in 2018. A full electric version is not in the pipeline, however, there is a plug-invariant on the official schedule.
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