Rolls-Royce has released a teaser image of New Phantom VIII, which will debut at ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition at Bonhams in Mayfair, London and will be streamed online at 21.00hrs British Summer Time on 27 July 2017 at www.greatphantoms.com. The luxury automaker has also announced the final three great Phantoms that will join the event. A custom-built Phantom VI, that was gifted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to mark her Silver Jubilee. Also joining the Exhibition are the Phantom IV that belonged to the Aga Khan III –one of 18 such Phantoms built only for Royalty and Heads of State; and the First Goodwood Phantom VII, which began the renaissance of Rolls-Royce on 1 January 2003.
The most striking aspect of this Phantom VI State Limousine is its raised roofline, supporting an enormous expanse of toughened glass. It enables Her Majesty, and indeed other members of the Royal family who use the vehicle to see and (more importantly) be seen.
The second Royal Phantom to be present at the Exhibition will be that of the Aga Khan III, the leader of the Nizari Ismaili Muslim community. He was among just 18 heads of state and members of royal families to commission a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV.
The First Goodwood Phantom is the motor car that began the renaissance of Rolls-Royce in 2003.