Rolls Royce has released more official info about the upcoming ‘baby Roller’. Revealed during this year’s Geneva Motor show as 200EX concept, the car is officially named Ghost and is powered by a 6.6 liter turbocharged V12 developing 563 hp and 575 lb ft (780 nm) of torque with an eight-speed ZF gearbox, which is capable of moving this fairly heavy car from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds and to the limited top speed of 155mph.
Rolls Royce Ghost features an air suspension system with aluminum multi-link structure, so it offers a refined ride as a Roller should, while it can handle fast cornering as well. The Ghost is about 5.4 meters long so engineers has worked very hard to make sure it won’t drive like a yacht!
Rolls Royce keep stressing that the Ghost is a proper Roller all the way, they don’t want the car’s blistering performance affect its character as an ultra luxury vehicle with unique qualities. Rolls Royce Ghost is actually a no compromise car, it manages to be easy to drive and very relaxing while letting you enjoy the sensation of accelerating and cornering vigorously!
You might be skeptical about the Ghost being a full blooded Roller in many aspects, but when it comes to price you make sure it is! Ghost’s base price is £165,000 before tax. In the UK, with added tax, destination charge and…, it can ver well cost up to £190,000! First examples will reach their customers by the end of the year, while USA and Middle East has to wait a couple month as it’ll get there in spring 2010
source: Rolls Royce