19 July, 2017
The Rolls-Royce "police car" drew huge crowds, including new Chichester MP, Gillian Keegan, who paid the event a visit. The carmaker will be showcasing the three iconic Phantoms from the previous generation models at the event, which will also mark the debut of the next-gen model. Meanwhile, let us know your views about the upcoming 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom through the comments section below. And long it will indeed be - not even the Cullinan will be as long as the Phantom, Taylor confirmed to us.
There have been lots of one-off Police cars floating round the UK's Police forces at various times - like the Ford RS 200 used by Essex Police 30 years ago - but Sussex Police have perhaps now grabbed the gong for the poshest plod-mobile. The bumper design is also new and more modern with larger vents to cool the massive V12 engine under the hood. This should ensure the new Phantom is both more efficient and more agile than the outgoing model, which was discontinued in 2016. Having said that, we will be able to confirm all these details and technical specifications only once the auto is officially unveiled.
On July 27, Rolls-Royce is also going to show off the "Great Eight Phantoms" exhibition in London, which as its name suggests will display the new Phantom next to all the previous generations. The auto was customised with a raised roofline, supporting an enormous expanse of toughened glass.
The second vehicle is the Phantom IV that belonged to Aga Khan, the leader of the Nizari Ismaili Muslim community.
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The 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom will make its debut alongside seven notable Phantoms from Rolls-Royce's past, including John Lennon's famous psychedelic Phantom and Queen Elizabeth's Phantom State Limousine, among others.