New details on Rolls Royce's next-gen saloon
RR’s Goodwood plant will be expanded to accommodate the expected production rate of 3000 units per year. However, many components will be prepared in BMW’s 7-series plant. Insiders suggest that the new Rolls will be the spiritual successor to the Silver Shadow, but it will follow the larger Phantom in both design terms as well as dimensions.
Unlike the aluminium constructed Phantom, the new saloon will rely on a conventional steel body. Weight will be roughly 2300kg meaning the car will require a beefy motor. The likely choice is BMW’s 6.0L V12 but with more power, somewhere around 544hp. The 0-62mph sprint will be less than 6 seconds, and top speed should be limited to 155mph. Follow the jump for the full image as well as the comprehensive report.
[Source: CAR Magazine]