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Rolls Royce Ghost Coupe shows plenty of body roll on the Nurburgring [video]

Could be unveiled in Geneva

Rolls-Royces aren't built for speed, but that hasn't stopped the company from testing the Ghost Coupe at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Heavily disguised, the prototype tries to overcome the laws of physics but ultimately fails as it exhibits plenty of body roll in the corners. Despite this, the driver probably enjoyed one of the more comfortable rides on the 'Ring.

Underneath the camouflage, we can expect familiar styling which clearly echoes the sedan. However, the coupe is expected to have a lowered suspension, a shorter wheelbase and a chopped roof.

Power will likely be provided by a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine. It produces 570 HP (420 kW) in the sedan, but previous reports have indicated the coupe could have an increased output of 608 HP (447 kW). This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.7 seconds.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and could cost approximately £205,000 (€256,590 / $327,920).

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efgh
250 thousand euros... if you are not a football player or an arab prince but rather a man of taste (and obviously very well-off), you could spend this money buying a merc cl600 and two patek philippes, one for you and one for the wife...
Nov 8, 2012 9:08 am
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DBaskov
Can't hear the engine, idk if it's because of squealing tires, or the engine is quite.
Nov 7, 2012 10:41 pm
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benz_man
Im impressed. Theyve left the air springs soft enough to roll, but the shocks are smart enough to prevent it from bouncing/floating all over the place after initial weight transfer. The adjustable sway-bars even let the outside, rear squat a little bit on corner exit. I bet it rides like heaven, and can still hold its own through a corner. BMW sure knows how to tune a suspension.
Nov 7, 2012 2:28 pm
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nederinaa
Looks like a Mustang
Nov 7, 2012 1:48 pm
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autoficianado
you need glasses...and even a lowly mustang doesn't roll that much
Nov 7, 2012 2:23 pm
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nederinaa
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Nov 7, 2012 10:16 pm
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nederinaa
Pardon me, just look at the side profile of the car. As you can see my eyes are HD perfect.
Nov 7, 2012 10:17 pm
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Otep
Is the engine under camouflage too? I didn't heard any noise from it...
Nov 7, 2012 12:24 pm
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Deutsch100
I think for a car of this size and weight, and what looks like very high speeds for a Rolls Royce....it is doing an amazing job! 99.99% of owners will never, ever drive their RR like this, yet the car stayed on course. I'm impressed actually!
Nov 7, 2012 12:14 pm
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MercLeRoux
Yes there's lots of body roll but the car is still moving :/ the driver is braver than i would be in such a heavy car... I'd rather have the Phantom Coupe though!
Nov 7, 2012 11:36 am
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