The eight-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom’s first pictures have been leaked to Chinese media over a week before it actually had to be officially revealed. The images, from an online brochure that isn’t meant to be live yet, prove that the new car keeps much of the old one’s looks, despite using a brand new platform that will be shared with the ‘Cullinan’ SUV the firm is working on.
It keeps the signature chrome grille and narrow headlights, albeit with a slightly altered shape, and the second pair of headlights is now gone. it looks like two-tone paint will again be a popular feature. The images show a long-wheelbase Phantom, which isn’t news in itself because we knew it was coming, but we have to admit we’re a bit disappointed in the centre console, which, in these photos at least, doesn’t look much like it belongs in a £350,000 car.