• Aug 7, 2008


Click above to view sketches of the upcoming RR4

After having maxed-out the Phantom range with sedan, coupe and convertible variants, Rolls-Royce has been hard at work preparing its second range. Known tentatively as the RR4 (following in succession after the three Phantoms), the new "baby Rolls" will be anything but, and is expected to be unveiled next March at the Geneva show.

Based on a heavily-modified version of the BMW 7-series, the RR4 will offer direct competition to the Bentley Continental. And not just the four-door Flying Spur, either. Although the RR4 will initially appear – in concept form – as a sedan, the platform is expected to spawn additional coupe and convertible body-styles just like its big brother and its targeted competitor. Although many details still remain big question marks for the luxury sedan – including whether it will bear the "suicide" rear doors of the Phantom and what engines (including potential diesel and hybrid powertrains) will appear underhood – the RR4 is anticipated to double the output of the stoic British marque from its production of 1000 Phantoms last year to 2000 once production gears up on the as-yet-unnamed baby Roller.

[Source: CAR magazine]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wyce: Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed it. Hey, Good for Rolls, if GM can't produce it, at least someone else who can should.
      • 6 Years Ago
      meh, I just can't get excited about that front end. If this looks anything like what I am imagining then I would rather have the Bentley.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When I saw the sketch I thought it might be the next 300 or Charger redesign.
      • 6 Years Ago
      After spending some time in the phantom and Continental GT all I can honestly wish BMW good luck with this one, the phantoms' very flat faced interior and exposed silver speaker grills ape quite a bit of the current Land Rover interior and the over-all feeling is well below the Continental GT. Yes, it's a Rolls, yes people with net incomes of $140,000,000 or higher are the target for the car, but the interior pales in comparison to significantly cheaper offerings from Crewe... which offers a pretty interesting problem, how do you at least meet the interior standards of your competitor in your new (lesser) product without making your current more expensive product seem entertainingly inadequate? Oh well, maybe they're looking to grab some organic grown from Bristol.
        • 6 Years Ago
        140 million, yeahhhh right man, this is goin up against the continental, you dont need a net worth of 140 mill to grab one of those, you can get a used one for 110 grand-ish
        • 6 Years Ago
        Meh, take a moment to read about cars then you'll notice rolls targets customers with a net worth of around 140mil.

        "Yes, it's a Rolls, yes people with net incomes of $140,000,000 or higher are the target for the car"

        Sure people worth a lot less buy the car but that doesn't change Rolls' focus.

        Thanks for playing though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        your welcome
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's does look like the Cadillac Sixteen. Damn, to bad Gm doesn't have the money(or balls) to just give us that Sixteen inspired big body sedan that would compete with top-notch luxury. RR has the funds so you can just say, Cadillac gave away a good design to a company that could actually afford to builds it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What month is Geneva 09 in?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The sketch looks very Cadillac Sixteen.
      However the spy shots are clearly RR's current design theme.
      I predict a hit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The sketch is total cadillac ripoff, caddy should feel good. When was the last time someone ripped them off???

      As for "I predict a hit", duh. You could put rolls royce on a stick of butter and there are enough arab idiots and rappers to buy a production run of 1000 at 250 G's a piece. What a stupid comment.

      The actual spy shots of the car itself show typical rolls royce. Nothing new, certainly no great design work being done there.
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        • 6 Years Ago
        please keep your political propaganda/thoughts to yourself, this is a car forum
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