Spied – Rolls Royce Ghost-Based Coupe in Germany

Rolls Royce Ghost Coupe - FrontView

Carscoop’s photographers caught a heavily disguised prototype of the Rolls Royce Ghost coupe model running on the streets of Munich, Germany. In about a year’s time, possibly at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls Royce will present the first offshoot of the Ghost family in the form a new coupe model and will go into production later that summer.

The Ghost Coupe will be much more than a two-door version of the premium brand’s entry-level model as company sources claim it will also be the fastest production model to ever wear a Rolls Royce badge. And it will be pitted against competitors like the Bentley Continental GT and some models in the Aston Martin line-up.

Power for the unnamed coupe is expected to come from a tuned version of the 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 used in the Ghost sedan. The engine should pump around 600-hp and will be mated to rear-wheel-drive architectures and a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Like all other Rolls-Royce models, the top speed is governed at 250 kph, but the coupé’s 0-100 kph acceleration is expected to be considerably brisker than that of the already quick Ghost saloon.

Rolls Royce Ghost Coupe - RearView

The suspension, brakes, steering and tires will be upgraded to improve handling, while the Coupe’s slightly more compact dimensions may help the car shed some pounds over the sedan model. Rolls Royce has yet to decide on the final name of the luxury coupe, but potential names being thrown around include Corniche and Camaruge. Dawn, Wraith, Cloud, Shadow and Spirit among them as well.


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