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2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB spied

 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB spied
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB spy photos - 11.09.2010

Between a rock (Bentley Mulsanne) and a hard place (Rolls-Royce Phantom)

Spy photographers in Germany have caught the first images of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase (EWB).

While details are limited, the EWB features modified B-pillars and longer rear doors. If it's anything like the Phantom EWB, the Ghost EWB will have a 250mm (9.8") stretch which will make the car 5649mm (222.4") long with a 3545mm (139.6") wheelbase. If this is correct, the Ghost EWB will be a tad shorter than the standard Phantom which measures 5840mm (229.9") long and rides on a 3570mm (140.6") wheelbase. This will undoubtedly put the Ghost EWB between a rock (Bentley Mulsanne) and a hard place (Rolls-Royce Phantom) - literally and figuratively.

Sensibility aside, power will be provided by a turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine with 563 bhp (420 kW / 570 PS) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque. It will be connected to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which will likely enable the Ghost to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately five seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

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RobERob
...so sinfully beautiful.
Nov 10, 2010 11:25 am
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scratchy996
i guess it's for the Chinese.
Nov 10, 2010 11:01 am
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Arto-7
It would've made a hell of a lot more sense if it was the other way round, with Phantom having a longer wheelbase version (for a bit of a limo feel that could include even more features for those wanting something even more exclusive) and Ghost having the coupe variant instead, being the sportier, 'driver's' car and all
Nov 10, 2010 8:04 am
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sideskraper
You can buy a longer wheel base Phantom as it stands. They won't lose any money building a Ghost coupe either. The EWB Ghost won't be available in all markets.
Nov 10, 2010 9:50 am
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Francois
Come on. Bentley Mulsanne is a proper Phantom rival not Ghost, and EWB won't change that. We should probably expect in a future Continental Flying Spur Speed LWB
Nov 10, 2010 4:00 am
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justanotherfan
Kind of weird, anyone who can afford this can afford a Phantom, so if you can buy a Phantom, why wouldn't you? For me the cool thing about the normal Ghost is that it is more driver than driven oriented, thought that was what the extra power was for, this doesn't make that much sense.
Nov 10, 2010 1:19 am
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tomuss94
I wonder what the price difference will be, all because of Badge.
Nov 9, 2010 6:52 pm
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Mikeado
For those who couldn't quite afford a Phantom...
Nov 9, 2010 3:23 pm
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