The “Ghost” is not a ghost anymore and made its first public appearance. What we’re still unclear is that if this is the final production model or simply the 200EX Concept officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March.
The new Rolls which is built atop the most recent BMW 7 series platform, will be manufactured at the Goodwood plant and it will share some interior and exterior materials with the Phantom and Drophead Coupe, but fit into a shorter wheelbase. At the same time, RR Ghost has a very modern and round design giving the impression of a smaller and sportier luxury vehicle.
Rolls Royce Ghost measures 212.6 inches long, 83 inches wide and 61 inches tall, all of this sitting on seven-spoke 20 inch wheels wrapped in 285/40 and 255/45 tires. The engine used in the new “baby Rolls” is an all-new 6.6-liter V12 producing 507 horsepower.
According to sources close to BMW, first years production units have been been sold despite the fact that production will start in the fall. The first Rolls-Royce Ghost in a final production form will be introduced at the IAA Frankfurt Show in September.
As far as the competition, BMW introduces the RR Ghost as a response to the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.[Photos courtesy of Autojunk.nl ]