AutoCar Breaks New Rolls Spy Shots

Britain’s Autocar magazine has the first spy shots of the first rolling prototype of the Rolls Royce’s new small car. It has been dubbed the RR4 until they find a suitable name for the new vehicle.

Autocar reports that the new model will carry on with the Phantom’s design language, from the thick C-pillar to the suicide rear doors. But the new model is significantly shorter and lower than the Phantom, which will inevitably lead to speculation that it’s based loosely on BMW’s 7-Series sedan. We’re not saying, we’re just saying. Engines are to include the Phantom’s 6.75-liter V-12 and potentially, the 400-hp, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 found in BMW’s M3. Also surprising is the magazine’s report that a diesel Roller might even be under consideration.

Rolls Royce is boosting capacity in Goodwood to build the new car, and prices in Britain will be around £175,000. While some can’t imagine it selling for the equivalent $300,000 in the U.S., an on-sale date on Rodeo Drive and an on-sale price remain to be seen.

Click here for Autocar’s full story and more photos of the Rolls-Royce “RR4″

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