Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed the first design sketches of its next new model. Known as RR4, the car should be launched in 2010 and will sit alongside the Phantom model line-up. RR4 will be smaller than Phantom and powered by a new and unique Rolls-Royce.
The design was signed in 2007 and engineering development is now fully underway. The Goodwood manufacturing facilities are completely reconfigured to accommodate the RR4, with paint shops, wood and leather, and extended to a second assembly line. The company will move to one of two shifts next year, preparing for full production of this new model.
Chief Designer, Ian Cameron, said: "Effortless performance and the process of drawing up the comfort and efficiency, made with great care and attention, will be grounds for Rolls-Royce RR4 design has a more informal presence than the Phantom models more attention to driving term project is expressed through a little 'smaller and more .. organic form, but with powerful, purposeful proportions. And' true and uncompromising Rolls-Royce in every sense. "
"RR4 will be a milestone in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars", the chairman, Ian Robertson added. "The company continues to go from strength to strength and the introduction of this new model will broaden the appeal of the brand. We look forward to the next chapter with anticipation and confidence."
The design and technical details will be announced during 2009.