Rolls-Royce RR4

Rolls-Royce has announced the name for its new model series which until now has been known as RR4. The new car will be called the Rolls-Royce Ghost and production will begin at the company’s Goodwood manufacturing facility on the south coast of England later in 2009. The name brings us back to the original 7,876 Rolls-Royce Ghosts built between 1906 and 1925.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost will be built on its own dedicated production line at Goodwood but will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Rolls-Royce has expanded all areas of its manufacturing facility over the last 18 months to prepare for the introduction of the Ghost model.

Rolls-Royce Ghost measures 5399mm (212.6 inches) in length, 3295mm (129.7 inches) in wheelbase, 1948mm (76.7 inches) in width, and 1550mm (61 inches) in height. The engine will be a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 producing 440kW (544hp) and 750Nm (553lb-ft) of torque.

The official introduction of the “Ghost” will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show next September.

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  1. Using an old name acknowledges a lack of inspiration. It’s probably allright when the original is about 100 years old (and it’s a beautiful name), yet I still can’t swallow that Aston used “Vantage”, always associated with über-power, for their entry level. Not to mention misleading web searches.

  2. If there’s somethin’ strange
    In your neighborhood
    Who you gonna call?

    If there’s somethin’ weird
    And it don’t look good
    Who you gonna call?



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