2018 Rolls Royce Phantom Mule Spied: Less Weight, Same Looks, More Luxury

Rolls Royce has begun testing Phantom mules on extreme weather conditions with our spies bringing you the first shots.

The new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom is going to be built upon the firm’s brand new aluminum architecture which is also destined for the upcoming Cullinan super-SUV.

This new platform will be exclusive to Rolls Royce models and will allow the new Phantom to offer greater refinement and comfort in a lighter and more rigid structure. But the most important gain of this new architecture is going to be the ability to integrate hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Semi-autonomous features are also going to play a major part in the new era of Rolls Royce, as well as cutting-edge gadgets in the cabin which -as always- is going to offer one of the most luxurious environments in the market.

Don’t expect to be surprised though with the design of the new car; the new Rolls Royce Phantom will be an evolution of the current model’s shape, with an even more prominent front grille, a longer bonnet and new lights all-around.

The new Phantom will continue using a powerful V12 engine when it will hit the market in 2017, with the plug-in hybrid version to follow on a later date.

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