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Details on the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost are officially released:

Rolls-Royce has officially dropped dozens of images and plenty of details on its new “baby” saloon, the Ghost. The new Roller won’t be seen publicly for another week, when it’ll formally bow in Frankfurt, but we now know that its 6.6-liter V12 generates an impressive 575 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm, along with 563 horsepower in U.S. trim. The 212.6-inch body stretches over a 129.7 inch long wheelbase, and the whole car weighs in at 5,445 pounds unloaded. (more…)

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A little while ago, Rolls-Royce released some engineering details on the upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost but they still kept exact details under the covers. As we come closer and closer to the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show unveiling of the Ghost, we now have more concrete technical specs from Rolls-Royce. (more…)

spy_shots_rolls_royce_mini_cooper_002Imagine a Mini Cooper with a Rolls-Royce trimmed interior? According to AutoCar, that’s exactly what BMW is considering offering those willing to pay the price. The German automaker is planning to introduce a high-end Mini that will be re-trimmed by Rolls-Royce if the project is given the green light. (more…)

01-rolls-royce-200ex-live-smallDespite the fact that Rolls Royce is still calling its 200EX (aka RR4) a concept, the vehicle that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month is, in reality, a thinly disguised future production model that could possibly revive the Silver Ghost nameplate from the early 1900s. According to the European rumormill, the brand may be considering expanding the new downsized range with coupe and droptop versions that would all be based on the same architecture that’s been borrowed from the latest BMW 7 Series. (more…)

rollsrr4ld1kgped-smallAuto Telegraaf reports a tidbit on the coming Rolls-Royce 4 that would make the car something special indeed: it claims the car will cost €380,000. (more…)

The Rolls-Royce RR4 prototype was taken to the streets of Dubai. Luckily the video capturer had his camera ready to snap up this video of the car. The new smaller Rolls will be based on the long wheelbase of the new BMW 7 Series and should see its own “exclusive engine” as our friends at WCF point out.

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A new entry-level model is being developed by Rolls-Royce for a 2010 launch. It is expected to double the ultra-luxury carmaker’s number of vehicles annually. The new car spotted testing in both the UK and Germany called the ‘RR4′ internally.
Former Rolls-Royce CEO Ian Robertson has previously mentioned the carmaker would add a second shift to its Goodwood, UK, plant to build the new car and that up to 800 units per year would be built. Last year, RR sold 805 cars world-wide, so the new model would effectively double the luxury carmaker’s sales.

RR4 will share much in common with parent company BMW’s long-wheelbase 7-series and will be roughly the same size as the German limo. However, the platform and engine for the car would be unique to Rolls-Royce. Most of the shared parts will include various electronic components but the car will have the attributes and behavior of a Rolls-Royce.

The heavy camouflage hides most of the details about the car’s styling but we do get a good sense of the its proportions on the road. As expected it will feature a long hood and short rear decklid like its big brother – the Phantom saloon. The rendering give us a glimpse at a possible design for the new baby Rolls and shows that designers will likely stick with the chiseled looks of the Phantom as well.

RR4 is tipped to enter production late next year and final pricing should fall between $250,000 and $300,000.