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2017-07-28 11:56

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London - The new Phantom "is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce" yet says the luxury automaker after unveiling its next-generation ultra luxury sedan. 

There's a new V12 engine which now employs two turbochargers and four-wheel steering to make maneuverability better. 

The new model is set to be the "quietest car in the world" thanks to six millimeters of double-glazed layering throughout.

Four-wheel steering

The new model uses an all-aluminium spaceframe architecture designed by Rolls-Royce engineers that will underpin every future Rolls-Royce beginning with the New Phantom. The automaker says no future Rolls-Royce will be of monocoque construction as used by mass-manufacturers and some luxury brands.

The new car is about 30% more rigid than the spaceframe architecture on which sat Phantom VII. 

Accompanying the increased stiffness of the spaceframe is a claimed best-in-class high comfort chassis with air suspension. 

There are few new additions under the skin including a new double-wishbone front axle and 5-link rear axle and four-wheel steering. 

Rolls-Royce claims the new Phantom is 'the most silent motor car in the world’ due to a 6mm two-layer glazing all around the car, more than 130kg of sound insulation and the largest ever cast aluminium joints in a body-in-white for better sound insulation. 

It is an icon and an artwork that embraces the personal desires of each of our individual customers. #RollsRoyce #Phantom #RollsRoycePhantom

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Engine

An all new 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine replaces the previous naturally aspirated enginev  is the heart of the new Phantom 

The new V12 Phantom engine is a  twin-turbo 420kW and 900Nm available from just 1700rpm. Another standard feature is satellite aided transmission (SAT) which is part of the ZF 8-Speed gearbox. 

The eighth generation. The first of its kind. #RollsRoycePhantom

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Inside

To make its occupants feel very special, there are three concepts the automaker has given to the new car. These include: 

‘The Embrace’ enhances the sense of occasion and effortlessness of entry into New Phantom. As the patron settles in to the car, an assistant or valet steps forward and lightly touches the sensor on the door handle so it whispers closed of its own accord, enveloping the occupant in ‘The Embrace’.

‘The Suite’ re-defines Rolls-Royce comfort and refinement inside – already the benchmark for any mode of conveyance.

‘The Gallery’ is an unprecedented new concept in luxury. Reinterpreting the motor car’s dashboard for the first time in 100 years, patrons will be able to commission a truly individual work of art that spans the width of The Gallery in their New Phantom.

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