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Old 23rd March 2009, 23:17   #1
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Default Rolls Royce RR4 coming with 500+bhp turbo V12,8 speed tranny!!!

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Historically, Rolls-Royce has somewhat smugly declined to quote horsepower numbers, utilizing amusingly evasive language like "entirely sufficient" to describe its engines' power outputs. Perhaps a sign of the times, Rolls is now being a bit more forthcoming about details for its upcoming "baby" RR4 model, including approximate horsepower numbers.

The company has disclosed that the RR4 will be powered by a new, 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 engine that gives "upwards of 500bhp." Further, it will route that prodigious output through a ZF transmission with no less than eight forward ratios. Despite its ability to generate big power figures, Rolls says that one important drivetrain figure will be smaller than any other Rolls on the market: C02 output.

The news came from CEO Tom Purves himself at a New York press event for the 200EX, where the is making its first stop on a world tour designed to get prospective clients in the car and booking orders for the production RR4 version.

The BMW-owned British automaker has long been famous for its peerless interiors and isolated ride, but Purves promises that the RR4 will bring with it a new emphasis on driving entertainment: "... 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."

While we don't expect Porsche Cayman-baiting dynamics, we look forward to seeing what the company views as more involved driving dynamics when the car starts rolling out the front doors of its Goodwood production facility. Official press release after the jump.

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS CONFIRMS FURTHER DETAILS FOR RR4-

#New 6.6 litre turbo charged V12 engine unique to Rolls-Royce
#New 8-speed gearbox
#Engine power upwards of 500bhp (upwards)

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Another 500bhp+ monster on the way!
Any clue on what it might look like?
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Video of the same:

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8 Speed Gearbox

Damn Amazing.

6.6L v12 Turbo Petrol. All the more Amazing. (P.S Somehow i love turbo petrol cars )
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8 Speed Gearbox
Lexus have been using an 8 speed box in their LS range for a few years.
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Lexus have been using an 8 speed box in their LS range for a few years.
Thats right. The 2009 LS460 has it for sure.Its an 8-speed shiftable auto tranny.
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Is the RR4 based on the 200EX?
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I really would love if they went mental. Like a fire breathing 700odd bhp something. Now that would be something to talk about.
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Is the RR4 based on the 200EX?
Yes it is basically going to be the same car I guess..as far as the exterior styling is concerned.
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I fail to see why such cars need 8 gears, especially when a Veyron with 1000ps and a top speed of 407kmph is comfortable with 7 gears.

RR seems to be confused about what they are trying to sell.

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