This is the new Rolls-Royce Phantom, which will be built on the company’s new aluminium space-frame platform first announced back in February 2015.

The new platform will underpin all its future models arriving from early 2018, including an SUV. The current testing phase aims to ensure that the new proprietary 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.

This Phantom mule still wears plenty of camo so we cannot see much details, but you can’t run very far from how a Rolls-Royce sedan is supposed to look like, so the classic proportions are there.

We expect the new Phantom to continue being available with a V12 engine since at this end of the market, we doubt anyone’s particularly concerned with engine downsizing.