The Nürburgring track is one of the last places you would expect to see a Rolls Royce, but if the rumors turn out to be true, the new Ghost-based Coupe may feel at home even here.
You see, the new two-door model, the name of which remains a mystery for now, is said to be the sportiest, fastest and best handling model ever to wear the "Spirit of Ecstasy" ornament on its hood.
While utilizing the platform and mechanical hardware of the Ghost sedan, itself related to the BMW 7-Series, the new Coupe will benefit from a shorter chassis with several upgrades including sportier suspension, brake and steering systems as well as a tuned version of the saloon's 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 engine believed to produce 600-horses or more.
The shortening of the platform together with a series of other measures should also reduce the Coupe's weight over its saloon counterpart that tips the scales at a hefty 2,360 kg / 5,203 lbs.
The styling of the Coupe is not yet clear from these photos due to the extensive use of swirly wraps, but it is evident that the car sports a low and sleekly shaped roofline, most likely front suicide-style doors (two of the three door handles on the prototype are surely fake…), and a similar face to the Ghost sedan.
The new Rolls Royce model should debut next year, possibly as early as the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, either in pre- or final-production form.
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