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New Rolls-Royce Phantom to debut alongside The Queen’s

RR’s next-generation luxury kingpin to be revealed in full next week. Here’s a teaser

Published: 19 Jul 2017

The brand-new Rolls-Royce Phantom will be fully unveiled next week, with a very, very special guest in the audience. Yep, Rolls has confirmed that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has “graciously assented to her Phantom VI State Limousine being present”.

How cool is that?

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There’s not much we can tell you about the brand-new Rolls-Royce Phantom – apart from its brand-new aluminium spaceframe architecture, plethora of modern-day tech and the new image above – so let’s talk about The Queen’s Rolls instead.

It was given to Her Majesty in 1977 to mark her Silver Jubilee, features a custom raised roofline and “enormous expanse” of toughened glass. There’s the ‘Royal mascot’ of St George slaying the dragon in place of the traditional Spirit of Ecstasy up front when she’s on board. Though this changes to a silver lion whenever she visits Scotland.

Being a part of the Royal Fleet, it’s finished in royal claret and black livery. And because it’s a state car, it has no need for a number plate.

The royal Phantom is part of the Great Eight Phantoms exhibition, where, alongside the new one, Phantom icons of the past will be displayed at Bonhams in Mayfair. Like we say, it all kicks off on 27 July, so stay tuned...

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