In 1977, the model was renamed the Silver Shadow II in recognition of several major changes,
most notably rack and pinion steering; modifications to the front suspension improved handling markedly.
The new Shadow was 3 1⁄2 inches (8.9 cm) narrower and 7 inches (18 cm),
but nevertheless managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space,
thanks to more efficient packaging made possible by unitary construction.
Other new features included disc brakes replacing drums,
and independent rear suspension, Externally the bumpers were changed from chrome to alloy,
and rubber starting with the late 1976 Silver Shadows.