It’s not common for Rolls-Royce to present a brand new car, but now the exception is made with the new 8th generation of the Phantom. The previous Rolls-Royce models in recent years have been made on platforms developed by BMW, but the new Phantom will be built on a new scalable platform that will be used by all future models like the Ghost, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan SUVs.
Compared to the current model, the new Phantom is easier, but also 30% firmer. Strengthened front and rear axle, self-adjusting air suspension, plus all-wheel steering.
A new technology, called ‘Flagbearer’, is used, which uses a system of stereo cameras integrated into the windscreen that scans the road ahead and automatically adjusts the damping conditions according to the conditions, up to speeds of 100 km / h.
Although the new model is lighter, it has sound proofing weighing 130kg, plus aluminum pathos and new tires called ‘Silent Seal’, featuring a foam layer that the company says reduces the sound of 9db tires.
As always, the main feature of the Rolls-Royce models is the interior. In the back there are built picnic tables and TV screens that are hidden and activated with a push of a button, and the new central console includes a drinks office featuring whiskey and champagne cups, as well as a refrigerator.
In front, instead of the traditional wooden dashboard, the so-called ‘Gallery’ is built-before the driver is a 12.3-inch TFT screen featuring speed, fuel and temperature levels, plus satellite navigation information and driver assistance systems . The
Infotainment system appears and disappears by pressing a button, and for placing behind the glass window in the middle of the board, customers can choose from one of the designs offered by Rolls-Royce, or order their own designs.
Visually, the new Phantom differs from the current most in the front, which incorporates design elements from the 2016 103EX – the first conceptual model of the Rolls-Royce.
The familiar front grille in the new model is larger than ever, and the whole front is warmer. Doors are closed electrically when the handle is touched by hand.
The engine is still 6.75 liter V12 but now has two turbochargers, and develops 570 horsepower and 900Nm of torque. The gearbox is 8-speed and automatic, and Rolls-Royce has incorporated several security technologies, such as a 4-panoramic panoramic view, active cruise control, pedestrian warning and cross-road movement, etc.