• Mar 28th 2008 at 3:31PM
  • 13
Click above for high-res spy shots of the Rolls-Royce RR4

We've shown you spy shots before of the upcoming "Baby Rolls", dubbed internally by Rolls Royce as the RR4, but none as good as these. Caught in clear view by KGP photographers, the upcoming "entry level" car by Rolls Royce that's based on the same underpinnings as the next BMW 7-Series looks for all the world like a little Phantom, just wearing less conspicuous consumption on its sleeve. What we have here is a Rolls Royce that should more of a driver's car than the Phantom, a true chauffeur-driven chariot if ever there was one. Like Bentley has its Continental line for the up and coming super rich who care about driving dynamics more than lineage and pedigree, so too will the RR4 reach out to those who don't care about monolithic grilles (it's still got one as you can see through the covering) and 2-inch thick carpeting. We do notice, however, that the RR4 appears to be sporting rear suicide doors, which is a nice touch that links the smaller car with its big bro'. A range of engines have been rumored that include all manner of V12s and V8s, as well as a diesel. Time will tell, but for now we're day dreaming of an epic comparison test between a Bentley Continental Flying Spur and the RR4. Check out more pics in the gallery below.

[Source: KGP Photographers]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks good, at least insofar as we can tell what it looks like. Seems to get rid of the grotesque framing-hammer nose of the Phantom.

      As for market space - I'm sure the price will be sufficiently above the 7er properly to differentiate the Roller.

      Range Rover - just about everything good about the current Range Rover product line was BMW's doing, but neither BMW nor Ford was forceful enough at kneecapping the unions at Solihull to get manufacturing cost and quality under control.

      • 7 Years Ago
      oh by the way, it looks like the BMW 7 Series disguise car is parked next to it in the snow shots.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow...what a pointless freaking car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love it when companies try extra hard to disguise their testers.
      This one has bars over the door handles so we can't tell which way the back doors open, the tail lights have been added to with red paint, and a hard plastic nose cover so we can't guess the nose.

      In the past I have seen the early 90's Ram with creases pounded into the body, BMW X5's with woodgrain, and we all remember the Prowler tester with the Jeep Wrangler (that was for a diffrent reason though) body and the Prowler nose.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A nice big V8 would work well in there. Even a BMW-like turbo V8 would be good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      is the C-pillar that big or is it just disguised?
      • 7 Years Ago
      If finally have figured out what I don't like about this. The hood slopes downward too much. When I think of RR I think of a gigantic flat expanse of real estate for the hood and front should just abruptly fall to the ground. This is too tapered and reminiscent of a Mercedes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      at first glance, i'm not hot on the looks of it. then again, RR has always been excellent at the details. surely RR and daddy co BMW are not going to let this smallest of the Rolls' get out the door looking unappealing.
    • Load More Comments
    Share This Photo X