The Rolls Royce Ghost is a new luxury line of cars from Rolls Royce motor cars. It was named “ghost” in the honor of Silver Ghost, a car first produced in 1906. It was unveiled officially at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this car that is supposed to be a new line of cars for Rolls-Royce. Spy photographers have been exceedingly busy to catch a glimpse and get the shots of this Rolls Royce which is being eagerly awaited by the auto world. The Rolls Royce Ghost was codenamed RR04 during its design phase. It borrows 20 percent of its parts from BMW F01. This car marks carving of a new Luxury niche by this luxury brand.
Spy photographers in Germany managed to get a few shots of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase (EWB). The new car went into production in 2006 and was actually expected to go on sale by the end of the decade. But this has been postponed to 2011. We can expect this to happen by the first half of the next year. The spy shots finally give us a glimpse of the long awaited Ghost. They reveal an entirely new style which is a good blend of traditional and sporty styles. It is different from all those existing in the market and all the more appealing.
The Ghost is the line of smallest cars made by Rolls Royce. Therefore, it was always referred to as the ‘Baby’ roller. EWB is expected to be as large as its bigger brother ‘The Phantom’, but still differentiating itself from the regular version. The Ghost EWB is expected to be powered by a twin turbo charged 6.6 liter V12 engine, with 563hp and 780Nm of torque. The engine has been provided by the BMW. It will be connected to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. With these specifications, the Ghost is expected to race from 0-60mph in less than five seconds. It is also expected to have a top speed of 155 mph. The spy photos indicate that the testing seems to be more concentrated on the driving experience, thus suggesting that more changes are expected in the technicalities than in the looks.
Its dimension seems to be in between the Bentley Mulsane and Rolls Royce phantom. It features modified B-pillars and longer rear doors. If it is similar to the Phantom EWB, it will have a 250mm (9.8″) stretch, 5649mm (222.4″) long with a 3545mm (139.6″) wheelbase. Ghost EWB will be slightly shorter than the Phantom which measures 5840mm (229.9”) long and has a 3570 mm wheel base. It is rumored to be at least 10 inches longer than the regular Ghost and is to be priced in the range of 200,000 to 300,000 Euros.
The next Rolls Royce model will be a “concept” model more similar to the Phantom. It is expected to be unveiled in Geneva in March.