Rolls-Royce RR4: First Sketches Released

The first design sketches of the new Rolls-Royce have just been revealed. Currently known as RR4, the new car – which will be smaller than the Phantom, and powered by a brand-new Rolls-Royce engine – is due for launch in 2010.

Development is already well under way, we’re told, with the facilities at Goodwood undergoing a redesign and the company gearing up to allow for production of the new ‘junior’ Rolls. There will be a second assembly line plus extended paint, wood and leather shops.

“The RR4 has a more informal presence than the Phantom models, with a greater emphasis on driving,” said Chief Designer, Ian Cameron. “This is expressed through its slightly smaller dimensions and more organic form, yet with powerful, purposeful proportions. It is a true and uncompromising Rolls-Royce in every sense.”

Text - Charis Whitcombe
Photos - Rolls-Royce

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