According to a report, the new Rolls-Royce Phantom will ride on all new aluminium platform, which will also underpin future vehicles from the British marque.
The move to aluminium will allow the brand to shed kilos, improve performance and increase fuel economy, as well as have bragging rights over some of its competition.
As is the rage throughout the industry, Rolls-Royce’s new architecture is modular and flexible, and can be scaled up or down for a variety of different vehicles.
For instance, the brand’s first ever SUV, currently being developed under the title Project Cullinan, will use the new lightweight architecture and pair it with off-roading systems shared with the upcoming BMW X7. Down the track, the aluminium architecture will also be employed on the successor to the smaller Ghost sedan.
Published: Friday, October 2, 2015