Rolls-Royce has released technical details about the upcoming Ghost model which will be unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will be powered by a new 6.6 liter turbocharged V12 engine capable of 563 hp and coupled with a 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The car previously known as Project RR4 is based on the Rolls-Royce 200EX design study presented at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
Rolls-Royce has already confirmed that the Ghost will ride on an intelligent four corner air suspension system using multi link aluminium front and rear axles.
The engine, exhaust and even tyre noise have been engineered to be inaudible as far as possible, both internally and externally.
Customer deliveries of Ghost in Europe will begin late in 2009 with pricing from £165,000 excluding taxes and delivery charges.
Customer deliveries in other markets including the USA and Asia Pacific region will begin from the second quarter 2010.
No. of doors/seats: 4/5
Length: 5399 mm / 212.6 inches
Width 1948 mm / 76.7 inches
Height: 1550 mm / 61 inches
Wheelbase: 3295 mm / 129.7 inches
Engine: new 6.6 litre turbocharged V12
Gearbox: 8-speed ZF
Power output: 563 bhp / 420 kW / 570 PS @ 5250 rpm
Max torque @ engine speed: 780 Nm / 575 lb ft @ 1500 rpm
Top speed: 155 mph / 250 km/h (electronically governed)
0-60 mph 4.7 seconds (4.8 seconds North America)*
0-100 km/h 4.9 seconds (5.0 seconds North America)*
Ghost pricing (excluding taxes and delivery charges):
- UK: £165,000
- Europe: Euro 213,000
- North America: US$245,000
- Rest of World: US$250,000
(Car Body Design news)