The baby Rolls will feature a brand new 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 engine which produces 563 bhp (420 kW/570 PS) and 780 Nm (575 lb ft) of torque at a low 1500 rpm.

Rolls-Royce has announced official performance specifications for the highly anticipated 2010 Ghost.

The baby Rolls will feature a brand new 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 engine which produces 563 bhp (420 kW/570 PS) and 780 Nm (575 lb ft) of torque at a low 1500 rpm. This will be backed up by an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which will allow the Ghost to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph.

According to Rolls-Royce's Director of Engineering, Helmut Riedl, the extraordinary performance has been specially designed to deliver "effortless composure and refined power delivery." He added that, the "Ghost is about fingertip control while still enjoying a dynamic connection with the road. Equally, passengers need to be cosseted from the physical sensations of acceleration, braking and cornering. Our chassis set up keeps Ghost stable and flat, preventing it from wallowing or pitching in the corners or imposing undesirable forces on those inside."

As we have previously reported, the new 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is based on BMW's 760Li. Featuring Phantom-inspired styling in a smaller package, the Ghost measures 5399mm (212.6 inches) in length, 3295mm (129.7 inches) in wheelbase, 1948mm (76.7 inches) in width, and 1550mm (61 inches) in height.

Rolls-Royce also confirmed UK and European sales will begin in late 2009 with prices starting at £165,000 and €213,000 respectively (excluding taxes and delivery charges). US and Asian sales are scheduled to begin sometime during the second quarter of 2010, with pricing in North America at US$245,000 and Rest of World US$250,000.

 

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