This drip, drip of information on impending car releases continues, with Rolls Royce doing a sterling job of feeding titbits out in a slow tease!
Still a year away from hitting showrooms, we have been seeing spy shots and bits of information (and some guesswork) on the baby Rolls Royce for quite some time, culminating in the official reveal of the Rolls Royce EX200 as a ‘Concept’ at Geneva this month.
Rolls Royce boss, Tom Purves, revealed a number of details on the EX200 at the weekend, but didn’t confirm what we are certain will happen – a model roll out which will eventually include a Silver Ghost Coupe and a Silver Ghost Drophead. But never mind, we got some proper details on the car.
The Silver Ghost/RR4/Ex200 (yes, it’s all the same car) will get an all new 6.6 litre turbo charged V12 putting out over 500bhp., which will be coupled to an eight-speed auto ‘box. Expect fuel economy and Co2 emissions to be a big improvement on the Phantom, and driving dynamics much improved. This will be the most ‘Sporty’ of Rolls Royces, but still displaying all the Rolls Royce characteristics expected.
Tom Purves summed it up quite succinctly:
“There has been a great deal of interest in this car since we first talked about producing a new model series in the autumn of 2006 and the reaction 200EX received at its unveiling at Geneva was very positive. As we move another step closer to the start of production at Goodwood, it is exciting to be able to share some of the specific technical details with customers and the media.”
RR4 will deliver an authentic Rolls-Royce experience to owners, so expect peerless comfort and build quality. However, we have consciously engineered this car to be more involving and dynamic for those owners around the world that will wish to drive it themselves.”
So much of what we knew, but the engine details are interesting. Still, guess we’ll have to wait for the next drip, drip for more.