Rolls-Royce starts work on the second-generation Phantom flagship sedan

Article by Christian A., on May 16, 2014

Earlier this week we revealed you the fact that the Rolls-Royce SUV will arrive in 2017, but today we found out that the British carmaker owned by the BMW Group started work on the second-generation Phantom. According to Autocar, the new next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom will arrive in showrooms by 2017 and the designers already started sketching the new flagship sedan.

If the current Phantom uses a unique aluminum spaceframe structure, Rolls-Royce didn’t decide if it will use the same platform as they are considering a new BMW i3-style combination of a carbon fiber bodyshell mounted on an aluminum chassis.

Under the hood, we will find the same V12 engine but the company is also considering a plug-in hybrid version. Design chief Giles Taylor said that the new Rolls-Royce Phantom will feature a new grille, headlights and air intakes.

The next-gen Phantom will retain the ‘golden section’, the big part of which is the angle of the rear pillar. Rolls-Royce will have to decide whether to build the new flagship sedan on an aluminum chassis and carbon fiber structure. If it will choose the carbon fiber structure, this means less weight and a drop in fuel consumption.

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