Rolls-Royce has released additional details regarding their 200EX concept car that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month.

Rolls-Royce has released additional details regarding their 200EX concept car that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month.

Essentially a preview for the as of yet unnamed RR4 entry-level production model, the 200EX features a new 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 engine that produces more than 500bhp (373kW/507PS). This is significant because the concept was originally expected to use BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine from the recently launched 2009 BMW 7-Series, it also means that the 200EX boasts more power than Roll-Royce's top of the line Phantom which has a 6.75-liter V12 engine that cranks out 453bhp (338kW/460PS) and 720Nm of torque. In another Phantom trumping move, the 200EX features a new eight-speed ZF automatic transmission for unparalleled fuel economy and responsiveness.

During a preview event ahead of next month's New York Auto Show Rolls-Royce's CEO, Tom Purves, said that the "RR4 will deliver an authentic Rolls-Royce experience to owners, so expect peerless comfort and build quality. However, we have consciously engineered this car to be more involving and dynamic for those owners around the world that will wish to drive it themselves."

According to Rolls-Royce, further details will be released over the next few months as production of the RR4 moves closer.

 

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