The next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has been teased ahead of its debut on July 27, London time.

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The reveal of the new Phantom will kick off The Great Eight Phantoms event. The show at Mayfair in the UK's capital will not only feature the next-generation vehicle, but also classic examples from the Phantom's past.

The new luxury sedan will be regarded as the eighth-generation Phantom, and will continue the nameplate that made its debut in 1925 on a limousine with a 7.7-litre straight-six engine.

Beneath its opulent finery, the new Phantom will be the first Rolls-Royce to use the brand's new aluminium architecture. This should see the vehicle lose a significant number of kilograms from the seventh-generation model, which went out of production at the end of 2016.

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Last week we confirmed the new Phantom will be available with four-wheel steering.

As spy photos have shown, despite the new platform, the next-generation Phantom will feature an evolutionary design.

On top of the latest safety features, spy pictures have revealed the new car will come with a customisable digital instrumental display, and an improved infotainment and navigation experience.

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Australia

Although the new Phantom isn't too far away from its launch, examples of the car aren't expected to arrive down under until 2018.