2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 7 September 2009 , 08:09:46 byAngela

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Rolls-Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced that work had begun on a new model series. The new car would be in production and on sale by 2010. Unfortunately, the only thing we know for sure is that it will be smaller than the Phantom saloon and priced somewhere between EUR200.000 and EUR300.000. In the spring of 2008, Rolls-Royce released the first official sketches and the styling was instantly recognized as a Rolls-Royce although less traditional than previous models. The designers found inspiration in contemporary furniture, architecture and yachts, but also in the spirit of the 1930s that sense of adventure which they wanted to capture in the character of this new car. The 200EX is a modern execution of timeless Rolls-Royce elegance, braking with some areas of tradition, but retraining the core values that make their brand unique. After the show, the 200EX will go on a world tour, during which further information about the fourth coming production model become available. It would be powered by a 6.6-liter V12 engine delivering 563 BHP and 780 Nm of torque with extraordinary performance figures. It would ride on an intelligent air suspension system offering peerless ride and dynamics. Its name would be the Ghost evoking adventure and technical innovation. In September 2009 the new Ghost was officially launched worldwide. Its flowing lines are dominated by its incredible styling. Powerful shoulders and flanks draw in sharply as they flow from the rear wings to the tail lights, while touches such as the optional chromed exhausts hint the more dynamic nature of the Ghost. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and to reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. the power is then being sent to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission.