Rolls-Royce will launch the new generation Phantom that will utilise the company’s newly developed space frame architecture. The new age car construction technology was conceived, originally, for the new crossover- the Rolls-Royce Cullinan which is currently under development. The new generation Phantom will be introduced before the new crossover. In fact, all new generation Rolls-Royce cars will feature the space frame design.
Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars had announced that production of the current generation Phantom will be stopped this year. He also added that, the Phantom Coupe and Drophead Coupeâ€™s production will end by November 2016.Â The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the flagship product of the British car maker for many years. Its size, timeless lines, opulent interiors and an array of customisation options made it a unique choice for the uber rich.
Sixty craftsmen are required to build a single Phantom. The paint process itself is mindboggling. It takes seven days and five coats of paint and high-gloss lacquer to finish it off. After this, the body is polished by hand for five hours. The bespoke interiors too require similar talent and time.
Rolls-Royce sells the Phantom in India and it will bring in the all-new car here as well. Watch this space for a detailed drive report.