The first Rolls Royce made under the BMW ownership, the Phantom has been on the market unchanged since 2003 but now it’s time for a mild facelift as we can see on these photos. L
From the untrained eye it just looks like another phantom but on closer inspection you notice that the finish around the lights are not perfect and basically stickers hiding the true changes hidden underneath.
News of the changes apart from the lights is very thin on the ground but expect more power and less CO2 from thwe revised engine, and some more interior options will obviously be added.
The pictures where taken while the distinguished gentlemen enjoyed a Kebab and washed down with fizzy fruit extracts.
Last week we spotted the 2012 Porsche 991/998 Cabriolet, the doors will be replaced with the current cabriolet version and other shared components from the Boxter and Caymen.
This 991/998 Cabriolet sports a new technology on the roof which improves on the previous cabriolet models.
The 998 model will have a longer and wider wheelbase than the current model and the spy shots show its wider stance. Changes are incorporated to meet the latest crash requirements and to improve aerodynamic downforce and driving electronics.
Electronic features include an integrated torque vectoring system on four-wheel-drive models and a faster-acting limited-slip differential on rear-drive 911s. The 911 will get LED front and rear lights as standard fitment.
Regarding the powertrain, Porsche will implement updated versions of the current 911’s 3.6 and 3.8-litre flat sixes. Light-pressure turbocharging is being developed to boost efficiency, but these developments won’t be seen until the 998 receives its facelift in 2015, These spyshots hint at the Turbo with the vents but we can reveal these are camouflage stickers.
Easy noticeable on the spyshots is the disguised active spoiler. It uses the same active technology seen on the Panamera.
It will extend at high speed to boost downforce without shaving the speed off at high speed due to drag improvements.