The exclusive British automaker has decided it’s not too early to start teasing the 2018 Phantom flagship, revealing an image of the all-new, all-aluminum structure of the limousine.
The image depicts most likely depicts a pre-production testing unit of the 2018 Phantom, complete with the automaker’s all-new, all-aluminum structure that will underpin the next-generation of the luxury model. Of course that so early in the development process we’re not going to see any revealing details, with the Phantom VIII going for a huge door aperture out in the back – it also looks almost square, going for that extra space to allow perfect entry and egress in and from the lounge-like rear area. So, with dignity intact, the owners will also most likely need some light – and it appears the quarterlight window is exactly the same as seen on the predecessor.
Judging from the small hole in the C-pillar we could be looking at the same positioning of the fuel filler – and these details make us thing we’re going to be treated to a completely unfashionable evolutionary design. The camouflaged prototypes seen out in the wild so far do suggest the same thing – but we’re still hoping they were mules using the old body. The interior should keep the same elegant and simple lines, but with modern touches, such as a dual-screen infotainment system. No performance and specification details have been revealed so far, but we can be sure the new platform will then serve as the basis for the Ghost/Wraith/Dawn series.