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Old 17th July 2012, 12:17   #1
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Default RR Ghost Coupe - Spied!

The coupe version of the baby Rolls has been caught testing in Europe.

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Heavily disguised, the model has a familiar design but eschews the sedan's formal proportions for a sportier shape with a steeply-raked windscreen and a sloping roofline.

Power will likely be provided by a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine with 563 PS (414 kW / 555 hp) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque. It will likely be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which should enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately 4.5 seconds.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe could be introduced sometime next year, so expect to learn more in the coming months.
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The coupe version of the baby Rolls has been caught testing in Europe.

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I'm counting on the 'heavily disguised' bit, because the proportions just scream Ford Mustang. Oops!
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The rims are typical RR, this just goes to show that even a company like Roller has to undergo a change.
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Old 17th July 2012, 20:33   #4
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Ahem..the history of RR is checkered with many a coupe model.

Rolls-Royce Corniche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/image...re-Coupe_1.jpg
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An interesting feature is the half door for the rear passenger entry. I guess this a full size coupe with functional (= accommodating) rear seats.
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An interesting feature is the half door for the rear passenger entry. I guess this a full size coupe with functional (= accommodating) rear seats.
Come on mate, it’s a Coupe as the name suggests.

There are no back doors, that is the part of the camouflage to try and fool us into believing that it is a normal Ghost.

Also, the doors are of Suicide style (opening backwards) like the Phantom Coupe.
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Whats the raised ridge on the bootlid? Is it a Spoiler? A Spoiler on a Rolls-Royce??
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Come on mate, it’s a Coupe as the name suggests.

There are no back doors, that is the part of the camouflage to try and fool us into believing that it is a normal Ghost.

Also, the doors are of Suicide style (opening backwards) like the Phantom Coupe.
My eyes are getting old and the brain works like it needs a shot of octane to wake up these days. You are right

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There are no back doors, that is the part of the camouflage to try and fool us into believing that it is a normal Ghost.
But how can somebody be possibly fooled into thinking that it resembles a normal Ghost!
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So is this going to be based on the BMW 6-series Coupe, or is it just a shortened 7er?

This is going to be an interesting car, and Bentley better be worried. They'd just launched the new Continental GT and I presume this Ghost Coupe is right up its alley.

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So is this going to be based on the BMW 6-series Coupe, or is it just a shortened 7er?

This is going to be an interesting car, and Bentley better be worried. They'd just launched the new Continental GT and I presume this Ghost Coupe is right up its alley.
This will be on a completely new platform. Its too huge to share the same with a 6 or 7er.
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This will be on a completely new platform. Its too huge to share the same with a 6 or 7er.
Are you sure? Because, from the looks of it, this is essentially going to be a lowered and shortened Ghost,. Like a CL is to a S Class, or more appropriately what a Continental GT is to a Flying Spur. Or the other way round. All the aforementioned cars share platforms. Also, this is going to be the smaller Roller in the current line-up.
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Ghost Coupe being tested at the ring.

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Finally Rolls does see the potential and bring out the practical coupe of their range. This car would do much better than its older brother due to the practical usability the Ghost has and also now the owners wont look like dwarfs behind the wheel. This is one car even i would not mind having in the garage..a masterpiece in my eyes.
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