• Jan 15th 2008 at 5:47PM
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Hours upon hours of lying prone on the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle have paid off for KGP's hardcore spy shooters. An upright test mule has been spotted running around at BMW's facility in the frozen hinterlands. There have been rumors of a smaller Roller swirling about, and these shots seem to support the conjecture. BMW's 7-series will reportedly serve as the basis for the new luxury whip, and the car in the photos appears identical to the surrounding 7's from the A-pillar back. The stiff upper lip has likely been grafted on to facilitate cooling and airflow for the engine room. Plus, you could do worse than an E65 with a better schnoz and an old-world interior. Check out all five spy shots in the gallery below.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      While it will do wonders for their sales ... I wonder what the impact will be on the marque.

      Mind you, it can be worse the 80s when all there was were copies of Rolls Royces.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally maybe now I can afford one. Ha yeah right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope this isnt just a 7-series with a different look, like Maybachs are to the Mercedes S-Class
      • 7 Years Ago
      Which genius pasted the red autoblog squarely on top of the grill/headlights in the last picture? Nice work.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dan- I'm an idiot. Sorry for the snarky comment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope interior looks better than phantom's
      • 7 Years Ago
      It makes sense, the Phantoms are absolute beasts. Longer than my GMC Suburban 2500. Even the coupe is massive. With a smaller Rolls more people might buy them to drive themselves around, rather than be driven. Think Rolls Royce's version of a Bentley sedan.

      Really though, Rolls Royce is still considered the crème de la crème of luxury cars, so they could probably sell just about anything they put their name on.

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