The long-awaited second-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom is tipped to debut next year according to reports from Automobile Magazine.
It is claimed that the new Phantom will be underpinned by an all-aluminium modular architecture developed by the British automaker and set to underpin all its future models. The platform will also be flexible enough to support both standard and long-wheelbase versions of the second-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Powering the new Phantom range will be the existing V12 engine sourced from BMW. It seems inevitable however, that the company will modify this engine to ensure it is more powerful but of more importance, is more fuel efficient.
Beyond its new mechanical components, the second-gen Phantom should receive a thoroughly updated design incorporating an even more prominent chrome front grille, redesigned rectangular headlights as well as an all together more flowing design. Interestingly, Automobile Magazine claims that the new Phantom will not be available in coupe or drophead coupe guises.
It is said that after the new Phantom debuts, the aluminium platform will be utilised by the upcoming Rolls-Royce SUV, currently dubbed project Cullinan.