• Feb 17, 2010
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Rolls-Royce introduced the Ghost sedan to the world a scant six months ago, but there's already talk about expanding the model range beyond the traditional four-door variant. Autocar reports that sources have revealed plans to create coupe, convertible, and even long-wheelbase versions of the new Ghost, which we will likely see in the form of concept cars over the next few years.

Unlike the Phantom family, which includes both short- and long-wheelbase sedans, coupe, and convertible Drophead Coupé, Rolls-Royce won't necessarily use the Ghost name for all of the new vehicles that could be spawned off of the sedan's platform. Yes, it would be a relatively smart move to keep all of these new products branded under the Ghost family, but it means that well-received monikers like Corniche could be reborn.

We'll be keeping our eyes pealed for new Rolls-Royce concepts in the not-so-distant future, so stay tuned for more details as they arise.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      oh well, maybe ill buy my wife one
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll admit to being lazy and ignorant and not reading the article, but isn't a long wheelbase one just a regular phantom with a funny nose and more power?
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Ghost is built on the 7 Series platform out of steel. The Phantom is an aluminum car. They're totally different vehicles.
        • 4 Years Ago
        no... longer wheelbase means.... longer wheelbase which equates to a stretched cabin and large interior. It will probably mean mondo rear seat room with fully reclinable seats and a mahogany dining table
        • 4 Years Ago
        I realize this, and also realize it will likely still be cheaper, but it is getting ever close to the size of the old phantom, although i don't see the need for even MORE space in back, but then again im not rich and have become used to cramped back seats of relatives toyota avalons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just call it the Ghosn and be done with it.
      Guess who really won the Battle of Britain?
      Well, except for the EU moneybags issue and PIGS.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks like Rolls-Royce is going to be building quite the line-up.

      I think the "Corniche" name should be reserved for their top-line coupe and convertible, currently the Phantom Coupe/Drophead Coupe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed with you on the Corniche moniker. Wouldn't a long wheelbase Ghost be a competitor of the Phantom? Though a Ghost coupe would be nice.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 4 Years Ago
        You make a good point. I really don't see the point of having both the Ghost and the Phantom. The Ghost seems to be superior to the Phantom in everything but size. Its engine is much more powerful, and its handling is undoubtedly going to be much better than the Mack Truck Phantom.

        So what's the point of making a SLIGHTLY cheaper, but significantly better performing car at all? I've seen the Ghost in person, and while it doesn't have the massively imposing presence of the Phantom, the design is a lot more tasteful up close.

        I guess the only point of getting a Phantom now will be the Level 7 armor package available, though the 7 Series now has that available too. It seems like they're developing their products in reverse of how they ought to.