• Dec 8th 2010 at 7:01PM
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The new Ghost has been a runaway success for Rolls-Royce, the (relatively) more accessible saloon more than doubling its sales figures and outselling the larger Phantom by order of magnitude. And as might be expected, the BMW subsidiary has every intention of cashing in its success with a family of new models.

Much as it has with the Phantom, Rolls-Royce is reportedly planning on spinning the Ghost sedan into a full range, including a long-wheelbase version, a coupe and convertible. The stretched limousine is expected to come first, with about half a foot of extra length added between the B and C pillars for more rear-seat space. The coupe and convertible versions are expected to follow.

Reports also indicate that Rolls-Royce is planning a green push by implementing more environmentally-friendly drivetrain options, although it has not yet decided exactly what form they'll take. With sister-brands BMW and Mini taking the pressure of carbon emissions regulations off its back, the Spirit of Ecstasy is more concerned with pinpointing just what its customers want, and delivering it in a finely-crafted, leather-lined burlwood box.

Photos by Rex Roy / Copyright ©2010 AOL
[Source: Inside Line]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now don't get me wrong, these are amazingly well crafted machines and the workmanship is unmatchable.

      But...am I the only one that finds the door panels terribly uninspiring

      The seats rather boring

      And the center console just as bad?

      I mean...maybe it's a statement but it just doesnt grab my interest in the slightest.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW has managed the Rolls brand very well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well you can expect to start seeing this thing on cribs all the time, Those rappers sure do Love these cars, and I'm sure they will throw some 25 or 20 inch rims on it or whatever they do.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the coupe and convertible are great ideas. I think it could use a Shooting Brake as well. I don't see the point of a long wheelbase Ghost, as the Phantom already fills that role. It would be like a short wheelbase Phantom, which would basically be the Ghost.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wouldnt a lwb ghost basically be the length of the phantom? (inside at least)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally! A long wheel base Rolls. Its a good thing too because I always felt kinda squished up in back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the Ghost is much better looking than any of the Phantoms. If I had a lot of money
      and was looking for the ultimate luxury car, this would be my first choice.

      The lines on the Ghost are clean and elegant. I really liked the looks of the Bentleys
      before this came along. Never much cared for the Phamtom... too big and bulky looking.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm waiting for the "Ghost" upgrade kit for my 300C SRT8.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no shooting brake or minivan? damn!
      • 4 Years Ago
      wouldn't it be cooler and more appropriate for the price range to have some sort of photochromic windows for privacy rather than those old fashioned powered curtains? I wonder it they're considered quaint and clubby in the UK?