Rolls-Royce is planning to release of not one, but perhaps even two new versions based on the Ghost platform, according to British magazine Autocar. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös told the magazine that he believes the UK luxury car brand needs “one or two more” Ghost offshoots to complete its model range.
He also revealed that the company expects to improve on last year’s record sales of 3538 with a figure “closer to 4000” with demand for new cars continue to be strongest in China, exceeding those for a reviving US market.
The proposed Ghost-based models are believed to be in addition to the high performance Ghost-based coupé, which has be spotted in the form of a test mule lately. The car will carry an unique name and will make its debut at next March’s Geneva motor show. It will be the fastest production Rolls ever built.
The new coupé is to be powered by a tuned version of the saloon’s turbocharged 6.6 liter V12 engine providing an increased output of about 600bhp and a proportional increase in torque. The engine is linked to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission converting the power to the rear wheels. The increase in performance is accompanied by mildly sports-orientated upgrades to the brakes, tyres and suspension.