Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a smaller luxury saloon automobile from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The "Ghost" nameplate, named in honour of the Silver Ghost, a car first produced in 1906, was announced in April 2009 at the Auto Shanghai show. During development, the Ghost was known as the "RR04." Designed aiming for a lower price category for Rolls models, the expected retail price will be around £170,000 (US$255,000). The production model was officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The original concept car, named the 200EX, was officially unveiled at the March 2009 Geneva Motor Show, indicating the styling direction of the production model Ghost.
Unlike the aluminum-bodied Phantom, the 200EX will be made from steel, which has a higher tensile strength and can therefore be made thinner. The chassis will use an intelligent four corner air suspension system and multi-link aluminium front and rear axles. Systems such as Active Roll Stabilisation, four corner air springs and Variable Damping Control operate as one, imperceptibly to the driver and passengers to provide the best possible comfort for occupants. An all new and extremely sensitive air suspension connected to the main computer will detect the movement of a single rear passenger from one side of the seat to the other, and will compensate accordingly. [ Twenty percent of all components are shared with BMW Group cars, including the electronics. Some of the shared chassis components come from the BMW 7 Series, but the 200EX uses Phantom-style air springs.
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