July 21 2009   Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Confirms Key Figures for Upcoming Ghost

· 6.6-liter turbocharged V12
· 563 Horsepower @5250 rpm
· 575 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
· 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
· 155-mph top speed

Roll-Royce has long been modest about its performance figures, as we noted in our First Look at the new Ghost. But now the company is being rather forthright in its confirmation of what we had all suspected — the newest Rolls-Royce will move out with both grace and swiftness.

A full technical specification will be published in the coming weeks, as the 2010 Ghost will make its market debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model will go on sale in Europe this falladn , will arrive in the US and Asia next spring. Pricing has will start at around €165,000; US pricing has not yet been announced.