Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that a series version of the two-door, four-seat experimental car, 101EX, will be launched in 2008.

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Only yesterday we brought you spy photos of Rolls-Royce's latest project, the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe, and today we can officially confirm its coming! The new Phantom Coupé is based on the Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept which made its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the new coupe will start next summer at their Goodwood plant, of course the Rolls will be hand-built, and is due for 2008.

The new coupe will be completing the Phantom line-up alongside the Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase and the Phantom Drophead Coupe. The two-door, four-seat coupe, which is slightly shorter than the Phantom sedan, builds on the Phantom sedan and Phantom Drophead's driving experience. Although the coupe will be powered by the same 453 bhp 6.75 liter V12, the engine and suspension will be tuned for a more performance oriented drive.

Ian Robertson, Chairman and Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “This new model represents an important milestone in the company’s history. It completes the Phantom family and judging by the customer reaction to 101EX, we are confident of its success.” Pricing will be announced later but the actual price tag will be in between the Phantom and Phantom Drophead Coupé.

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