In February 2015, Rolls-Royce
Motor Cars announced the development of an all-new aluminium space-frame
architecture that will underpin all future Rolls-Royce models arriving in
market from early 2018. The company has now announced that it has begun the testing
phase of this new architecture, with early preparatory activity seeing new
engineering mules tested in public around the world.
The Architecture of Pure Luxury
The future of pure luxury
motoring is already taking shape as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars begins testing its
new aluminium space-frame architecture which will underpin all future
Rolls-Royce model lines. The architecture will arrive in market from early
2018. Engineering mules will be assessed on public roads in various locations
around the world. The current testing phase aims to ensure that the new
space-frame structure perfectly delivers Rolls-Royce’s trademark ‘magic-carpet
ride’ on a variety of surfaces and that it is resilient to extreme weather
conditions. The assessment of the new proprietary architecture is the first
stage of a development programme that will see a new generation of Rolls-Royce
motor cars become available from early 2018.
“Since 2003 and the
commissioning of the new Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, Rolls-Royce Motor
Cars has reset the benchmark for luxury motoring,” commented Torsten
Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, adding that “Now
it is time to take the next step in the luxury journey. This is why I am
announcing that on-road testing of our all-new proprietary architecture is
beginning. This new architecture of pure luxury represents considerable
investment in the future of our great brand.”
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