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Next-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom reveal on July 27

3rd Jun 2017 12:00 pm

Images released preview interior and exterior design; unveiling event to celebrate Phantom's history.

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The Rolls-Royce Phantom will be revealed at the end of July, but in the meantime the brand has revealed images of the car, previewing its interior and exterior design.

From the murky images, it's clear to see that the car will have Rolls-Royce's signature dominant grille, and, although not a design revolution, a step-change in the car's aesthetic is also visible. The headlight areas are where the most notable changes will take place.

The full design will be unveiled on July 27, at an event celebrating the Phantom's history.

The only other detail revealed of the car is an interior trim panel, finished with an in-cut pattern on dark wood, with what appears to be an analogue clock in the centre of the panel.

We already know that the next Phantom – the model's eighth generation – is likely to share its aluminium architecture with its Cullinan-codenamed SUV sibling, and it's likely that it will feature either an evolved version of the brand's 6.75-litre V12 engine or the Dawn's 6.6-litre V12. No other details of the Phantom have been given.

We know that the Cullinan will be the brand's first all-wheel-drive model, meaning that if the Phantom adopts four-wheel drive, it'll be after the launch of the Cullinan, but it's likely that Rolls will keep this exclusive to its 'all-terrain, high-sided vehicle' sibling.

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