Rolls Royce revives Ghost name for new model

Rolls-Royce announced today it is to revive one of its famous old names for a new model.

Previously known simply as the RR4 or the 'Baby Rolls', the new car will be called the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Similar: Rolls Royce's 'baby' Rolls, launching next month, is  reported to be similar to the new 'Ghost' model due out later this year

Similar: Rolls Royce's 'baby' Rolls, launching next month, is reported to be similar to the new 'Ghost' model due out later this year

Classic: The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost from the 1920s

Classic: The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost from the 1920s

The company's chief executive, Tom Purves, said: 'Production of the 6.6-litre, eight-speed gearbox vehicle will begin at Rolls-Royce's plant at Goodwood, West Sussex, later this year.'

The Ghost name was used by the company between 1906 and 1925, with nearly 8,000 cars of that name produced, most of them at the Rolls' headquarters in Derby.

Mr Purves said today: 'We are delighted to formally announce the Rolls-Royce Ghost. It is one of the most revered names in the automotive industry, evoking images of adventure and technical innovation.

'The name reflects this new model's breadth of abilities. The first cars to bear the Ghost name were known not only for impressive dependability and refinement but also great flair and style.

'This car will be the first in a new generation of models to carry this evocative name and will give us two pinnacle product lines - Phantom and Ghost.'

source:dailymail.com

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