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Rolls-Royce Ghost launched

22nd Apr 2009 7:00 am

Rolls Royce announces that the concept 200EX will be introduced as teh baby Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce CEO, Tom Purves has announced at the Shanghai motor show that it will call its new, smaller model the Ghost.

The car has been nicknamed the 'baby Rolls-Royce' during its development, codenamed the 'RR4' and launched as a concept car at this year's Geneva motor show as the 200EX.

The production-ready car will be shown at this year's Frankfurt motor show, and it will go on sale late this year.

The 200EX concept car is said to be extremely close in looks to the production model.

The Ghost name was used by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars between 1906 and 1925 although these cars were first introduced as the 40/50hp model. A total of 7,876 of these cars were made during this period.

Rolls-Royce bosses have said that the car will be built using the same materials and manufacturing standards as those of the Phantom. Its overall length is an imposing 5.4 metres.

Ghost technical specification

No. of doors/seats: 4/5
Vehicle length: 5399mm
Vehicle width: 1948mm
Vehicle height: 1550mm
Wheelbase: 3295mm
Engine: new 6.6 litre turbocharged V12
Gearbox: 8-speed ZF
Power: Upwards of 500bhp (upwards of 373kW/507PS)
FURTHER DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE

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