New Rolls Royce Phantom VIII revealed
Sep 04, 2017 - Written by
As a successor to the original Silver Ghost proposal, the Rolls-Royce Phantom has just unveiled its eighth generation, which the British manufacturer defines as "the most luxurious car in the world". But that, in fact, renewed from top to bottom, even on the platform, easily surpasses any synonym of luxury, making opulence a normal state. Sales start as early as 2018, with prices (estimated) starting at £400,000, close to £448,000.
A New chassis, redesigned axles and new overlapping suspensions at the front and multi-link back, allow you to take the "flying magic carpet" feel that is part of any Rolls-Royce, and it is also lighter than the predecessor. Which, however, did not make the Phantom any lighter; On the contrary, the car is heavier (from 2,550 kg to 2,656 kg), although it is mainly due to the adoption of a lot of new technology - starting with a new 48V electric architecture and active stabilizer bars, solutions with which The brand sought to achieve one of the objectives set for this eighth generation, which was to improve the stability and agility of the model.
The manufacturer gave the name to this new generation "Architecture of Luxury", which will serve as a basis for all proposals - SUV, included - that the brand will develop or renew.