The new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom flagship luxury sedan has been leaked. The images, which were leaked in China from what appears to be a snapshot of a brochure, showcases the design language that the BMW owned luxury car maker Rolls Royce has chosen. As per Rolls Royce ritual, the new Phantom VIII (Phantom 8) has accepted a very evolutionary design language. The in-your-face and flat design language continues to dominate the Phantom’s facia. The car still gets the bigger 24-slat grille that have been a standard feature on all the top spec Rolls-Royces across the years instead of the smaller 22-slat grille that the other relatively cheaper cars like the Ghost gets.
The particular car seems to be highly customized with a two tone paintjob option and is finished in silver and blue. Considering past Phantoms, the new Phantom 8 will also get the option to have the bonnet finished in brushed aluminum (a feature exclusive available on top spec cars only). Other changes include a much aggressive looking front bumper as associated to the outgoing car. The bumper also features a set of larger vents to cool the massive V12 engine under the hood. The new 2018 Phantom VIII also features a new set of wheels that are much understated in typically Rolls Royce fashion. Expect some changes in design to the rear end too with a more sweeping back end as compared to the current car.
Quite a few Phantom owners have actually complained about the lack of enough tech on the interior of their cars The new Phantom has addressed this issue with a new all-digital instrument cluster and a large central screen which is expected to come pre-loaded with a range of connectivity options. As with the current generation, the central screen is enclosed by a panel and can be hidden away at the touch of a button. In fact, in the pictures, the screen isn’t seen as it is tucked away behind the panel. This is also the reason the analogue clock has been lifted a little away from the driver’s side and the AC vents have been moved lower. Another interior change that is noticeable from the image is the new steering wheel that features a three spoke design and a new central architecture. Expect the new 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom VIII to be formally revealed any day now with a price tag that will make it one of the most expensive production cars on earth.