Unique developments are coming out of Goodwood in West Sussex, England. In the past, Rolls-Royce has relied exclusively on steel frame technology for every vehicle it has ever developed, including the aluminum-bodied Phantom, but the British manufacturer is about to expand its horizons.
Starting in 2018, Rolls-Royce models will be made with an aluminum-alloy frame that will be lighter and stronger than steel. The British luxury auto manufacturer, already well-known for cars that glide, will be more agile and more durable than ever with the new alloy frame.
The only current Rolls-Royce model that features an aluminum body is the latest edition of the Phantom, but soon every model will use an aluminum space-frame underpinning. Some luxury brands have already made the switch to aluminum for better fuel economy. Rolls-Royce has already stated that testing has begun, and they won’t sacrifice the polished driving experience that they are known for.
The aluminum frame is said to play a large role in the development of the first SUV from Goodwood. Codenamed “Project Cullinan,” Rolls-Royce has already developed an all-wheel drive system. The aluminum frame appears to be the next step in the first luxury SUV from Rolls-Royce.
While our luxury car dealership in St. Louis doesn’t have an aluminum alloy Rolls-Royce in stock yet, we do have several aluminum bodied Rolls-Royce Phantom models for drivers to add to their collection. Get in touch with our team through our online contact form or by phone at 636-489-3788 to schedule a test-drive.
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