We’ve known that
Rolls Royce was working on a replacement for its largest,
most expensive car for some time time. The
Rolls Royce Phantom was the first car to be developed by
Rolls under the leadership of BMW and it’s been one of the
leaders in the world of luxury cars ever since. Its size,
presence and luxury were unparalleled until recently, when cars
Mercedes-Maybach S600 and Rolls Royce’s own Wraith debuted.
So the famous British luxury brand is working on a new model
and it’s just been caught testing in the snow.
In this new spy video from Motor1, the Rolls Royce Phantom
drives around on a snow course, wearing heavy camouflage. In
fact, there’s very little we can actually make out from this
video, as Rolls really covered this new Phantom up. However, we
can tell it’s a Phantom due to its size and shape. In terms of
overall shape, this new Phantom doesn’t seem very different, if
any different at all, than the previous car. Though, that would
make sense, as Rolls has always been about subtle, evolutionary
We can see that it seems to have new headlights, though. The
headlights seem to be partially covered by camo, but we can see
that the actual light design seems to be different and will
almost certainly be fully LED.
I also wonder if it’s possible that Rolls Royce will offer
all-wheel drive on this new Phantom, with the way it so easily
handles the snow. With all of that weight and torque, it’s
surprising how smooth and stable it seems on the snowy surface.
While all-wheel drive might seem a bit un-Rolls Royce-like, the
brand is in the process of developing an SUV so all-wheel drive
wouldn’t actually be that big of a deal. Plus, its main
competitor, Bentley, offers all-wheel drive on its vehicles and
it provides them with all-weather capability.
We’re excited to see what Rolls Royce has in store for the new
Phantom. It’s the tippy-top of the Rolls Royce lineup, so we
can’t wait to see what sort of crazy luxurious offerings the
new Rolls Royce Phantom provides.