According to reports coming out of the UK, Rolls-Royce is gearing up three different variants of the new Ghost sedan. All three variants are due to go on sale within the next three years. The three variants will include a long-wheelbase model, a Ghost coupe and a Ghost drophead coupe.
For the long-wheelbase model, all the extra length is added after the B-pillar, requiring a new roof and longer rear doors. The wheelbase is expected to grow by 5 or 6 inches. The long-wheelbase Ghost will be the first of the three models to arrive on the market.
The Ghost coupe and the Ghost Drophead Coupe will join the lineup shortly after.
The automaker is also studying the possibility of greener models. “We will evaluate alternative propulsion next year,” Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos told AutoCar. “We want to find out what our customers expect.”
We’ve previously heard rumors of a Ghost Hybrid in the works as well.
Refresher: The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost is powered by a 6.6L V12 twin-turbo making 563-hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, 0-60 mph in the Ghost comes in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Prices start at $245,000.
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost:
– By: Omar Rana