The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is on its way to the real world--but while it's not due to be revealed for months yet, spy photographers have grabbed clear shots of the new luxury sedan.
The photos--cleaned up and presented over on Motor Authority--show a sedan substantially influenced by the Rolls-Royce 200EX concept car from the recent auto show circuit. The new sedan has a sweeping A-pillar, a long hood, short front overhang, and in these photos, two-toned livery. Also present: rear-hinged rear doors that open "coach" style, in Rolls terminology, or like "suicide" doors, in American lingo.
A new 6.6-liter, 500-horsepower V-12 engine will power the Ghost, though a smaller V-8 engine could join the lineup at some point. An eight-speed automatic will be the sole transmission. A coupe/convertible model may be in the works, as Rolls teams its larger 2009 Phantom with the similar Phantom Drophead Coupe and Coupe.
Production will start at the company’s Goodwood manufacturing facility on the south coast of England later in the year.
[Motor Authority: 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost caught undisguised]