October 1, 2007

Rolls-Royce announces new coupe for 2008

Rolls Royce 101EX
Rolls Royce 101EX. Click image to enlarge

Photo Gallery: 2008 Rolls Royce 101EX

Goodwood, England – Rolls-Royce has confirmed that a series version of the two-door, four-seater experimental 101EX car will be launched in 2008. Production is scheduled to begin next summer at the company’s manufacturing plant in Goodwood, England. The new model will complete the Phantom line-up, which currently consists of the Phantom, Phantom Extended Wheelbase and Phantom Drophead Coupe.

The new coupe will use the 6.7-litre V12 engine from other models, but will have a shorter body than the sedan, with revised suspension and chassis tuning.

“With this car we wanted to emphasize the performance potential of the 6.75-litre V12 engine and the effortless experience that it delivers,” says chief designer Ian Cameron. “Whilst never overtly sporty, Rolls-Royce is a brand that has always offered owners a powerful and refined drive combined with, as Sir Henry Royce described it, a bit of fizz.”

While pricing has not been announced, the company says that it will be priced between the Phantom and the Drophead Coupe.

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