Rolls-Royce RR4: preview sketches

Production Cars 27 May 2008
Rolls-Royce RR4: preview sketches

Rolls-Royce has revealed the first design sketches of its new model, named RR4, currently under development. The RR4 will be smaller than the Phantom and will be launched in 2010.

Rolls-Royce RR4 - design sketchAccording to Rolls-Royce, the new RR4 model will sit alongside the Phantom model line-up and will feature a new engine, unique to Rolls-Royce.

The market launch is scheduled for 2010. Further design and engineering details will be announced during the course of 2009.

The design was signed off in 2007 and engineering development is now fully underway.

The Goodwood manufacturing facilities are being completely reconfigured to accommodate the RR4, with extended paint, wood and leather shops as well as a second assembly line.

Rolls-Royce RR4 - design sketchThe company will move to a two shift system next year as it gears up for full production of the new model.

According to Chief designer, Ian Cameron, "The RR4 has a more informal presence than the Phantom models with a greater emphasis on driving. In design terms 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.”

“Effortless performance and standard-setting levels of comfort and efficiency, executed with the utmost care and attention, remain fundamentals of Rolls-Royce design.

“RR4 will mark a milestone in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars”, Chairman, Ian Robertson added.

“The business continues to go from strength to strength and the introduction of this new model will expand the appeal of the brand. We look forward to this next chapter with anticipation and confidence.”

(Source: Rolls-Royce)

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