Rolls-Royce reveals new Ghost model

Rolls-Royce has announced it is to revive the famous Ghost name for its new model.

The motor company's chief executive Tom Purves said the 6.6-litre, eight-speed vehicle, previously known as the RR4 or the "baby Rolls", will be named the Rolls-Royce Ghost to reflect its breadth of abilities.

The Ghost name was used by the company between 1906 and 1925 and featured on nearly 8,000 cars, most of them made at the firm's headquarters in Derby.

Mr Purves said he was "delighted" to announce the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

"It is one of the most revered names in the automotive industry, evoking images of adventure and technical innovation," he said.

"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."

Production of the new car will begin later this year at Rolls-Royce's plant at Goodwood, West Sussex.

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