Autocar has snapped spy shots of a Rolls-Royce Ghost Coupe, and judging from proportions the car will be so long in front and raked in back that it would make Dick Tracy whistle. We'll get the true story on that at next year's Geneva Motor Show, which is when Autocar says it's due to be revealed, but what's less in question is this: with a 6.6-liter, 600-horsepower V12 and a tauter ride it will be the fastest Rolls-Royce ever.

Weight is estimated to drop by 200 kg compared to its sedan sibling, and its roofline to drop by up to nearly three inches. If the horsepower numbers are correct the shorter and lighter Ghost coupe, with a 69-hp bump over the sedan, will assuredly deliver the "considerably brisker" acceleration promised. Helping matters will be the lowered chassis, larger tires, "mildly sports-orientated" brakes and a suspension tuned to be more aggressive but delivering just as much waftability.

Although it's being called the Ghost Coupe for now, insiders have suggested to the magazine that that it will get its own, bespoke, name, with pricing above the standard sedan but below the extended-wheelbase sedan.


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      fivespeeed
      • 3 Years Ago
      First person to ghost ride the ghost coupe wins a cookie.
      Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why no pics of the actual car they snapped photos of?
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know, the current Rolls Royces and Bentleys just don't have the beauty and presence of the old ones before they were sold. I would rather have an older one of these new ones, they just seem more regal, more special.
        The_Zachalope
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Agreed. The older ones are pieces of art. The new ones just seem to have too much in common with a Freightliner.
        Teleny411
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Well said... Me 2!!!!
          Teleny411
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Teleny411
          i particularly like the older ones coach built by Thrupp and Maberly.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
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      Mike J
      • 3 Years Ago
      Possibly based on the 6 series GRAN COUPE frame
      Nathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Fastest Rolls-Royce ever" ; isn't that like saying fastest Mach truck ever.
        Spartan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan
        I'm going to look for a Mach truck. Here's some music while you wait, I'll be Bach.
      Spartan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rolls Royce Goupe?
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      That would expand the target market from 65+ to 45+. Those middle age men with mid-life crisis and enough cash will line up for this
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Sir Duke
      • 3 Years Ago
      I understand making a car competent, and able to get out of its own way, but is top speed in a Rolls of any real consequence? Who the "F" really cares? Surely not the people who buys them, most will NEVER be driven within 75 mph of its top speed anyway. Every Rolls I ever encountered on the road, was driven in a very Lincoln-esque manner. That is a slow, deliberate and measured pace. The fastest I've ever seen a Rolls driven was in that shitty 70s movie the Gumball Rally. Work on making the car less of PIG. That aside, I like this car.
      Luke Lau
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rolls Royce Ghost Coupe Supersports
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      The BMW what?
      • 3 Years Ago
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