As you all probably know by now, Rolls-Royce will be taking the wraps of its RR4 Concept Car, otherwise known as the “baby” Phantom, at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next month. A production model, a name for which has yet to be finalized, will follow later this year with sales to begin the first quarter of 2010.
Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves told Automotive News that the automaker has not delayed the arrival of the “baby” Phantom despite the global economic downturn.
Purves said that Rolls-Royce is looking to target younger buyers with the RR4. He said that under the hood will be a 12-cylinder engine which is rumored to produce upwards of 550-hp.
Pricing for the production RR4 will begin at around £200,000 ($298,775 USD). That should be something every young buyer can easily afford in times like these (sarcasm intended).
Insiders say that the concept that will debut next month will be almost identical to the production model. The concept will most likely carry the EX200 badge. Sources say that Rolls-Royce may revive its Silver Ghost nameplate for the production model.
Rolls-Royce RR4 Design Sketches: