2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost isn't yet public, and already, speculation has two more vehicles being spun from its architecture.
Autocar reports that Rolls-Royce will cut down the four-door's chassis to build a new coupe and convertible, as it's done with the Phantom sedan and companion Coupe and Drophead Coupe. Rolls-Royce stylist Andreas Thurner told the British car magazine that “the Ghost was designed in a way to make other body styles.”
Rolls-Royce's last coupe and convertible were the Camargue and the Corniche, which were developed from older architectures that predated BMW's engineering expertise arriving at the British brand. The replacements for those cars, and the new Ghost, likely will share their technology and body structures in part with the 2009 BMW 7-Series.
No timeline for the new models has been announced, but Rolls' Thurner said the Ghost would be the smallest vehicle in his company's lineup. Any smaller, he told Autocar, "and it would lack the presence, comfort, space and stance that we want.”
The Ghost is due in production late this year and for sale next year in the U.S., with power coming from a twin-turbo V-12 with at least 500 horsepower.