Goodwood, 16 December, 2009
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled its new model, Ghost, at the Dubai International Motor Show. Tom Purves, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said “We are delighted to be showcasing our new model, Ghost, at the Dubai Motor Show. The initial response from customers, prospects and enthusiasts demonstrates the importance of the Middle East region for our global business.” He continued, “Ghost will add substantially to the success story of our dealerships in the region. Currently four out of the top ten most successful dealers in the world are based in the region.”
The new car’s debut in Dubai marks the conclusion of a successful Middle East tour through the GCC countries. Ghost embodies the core values of Rolls-Royce and delivers contemporary, effortless refinement. While less formal than the Phantom family, the Ghost retains the essence of Rolls-Royce and is engineered to be more driver-focused and powerful than any Rolls-Royce before it. A brand new 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 engine, unique to the model, delivers a feeling of endless, surging power to the driver.
The central principle of simplicity runs throughout the Ghost. Everything is designed, engineered and crafted to enhance the driving experience from the spacious design to the intuitive layout and advanced systems and technologies.
As one of the company’s most advanced, dynamically engaging cars, Ghost embodies the 21st century Rolls-Royce; a sleek, modern expression of over 100 years of engineering and design excellence. The first Ghosts will be handed over to customers throughout the Middle East region at the end of December 2009.
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Notes to the editors:
- Ghost technical specification:No. of doors/seats: 4/5
Vehicle length: 5399 mm / 212.6 inches
Vehicle width 1948 mm / 76.7 inches
Vehicle height: 1550 mm / 61 inches
Wheelbase: 3295 mm / 129.7 inches
Engine: new 6.6 litre turbocharged V12
Gearbox: 8-speed ZF
Power output: 563 bhp / 420 kW / 570 PS @ 5250 rpm
Max torque @ engine speed: 780 Nm / 575 lb ft @ 1500 rpm
Top speed: 155 mph / 250 km/h (electronically governed)
0-60 mph 4.7 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.9 seconds
- From quarter four 2009, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will offer five models: Ghost, Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé. The Rolls-Royce Phantom range of cars is powered by a naturally aspirated direct injection 6.75 litre V12 engine that produces 453 bhp at 5350 rpm (338 kW/460 PS) and 720 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm.
- Rolls-Royce has 83 dealers around the world and currently eight showrooms in the Middle East region: Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat and Riyadh.
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