Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase at IAA 2011
The Extended Wheelbase version of the Rolls Royce Ghost made its debut at the European Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. More spacious than the original, this version of the sedan was the star at this year’s Rolls Royce stand.
Rolls Royce could not come unprepared at IAA 2011. BMW subsidiary decided to expose its first version derived from the new Rolls Royce Ghost, the Extended Wheelbase version. Named Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase (EWB), this version takes virtually all the standard model architecture, being powered again by the same 6.6-liter biturbo V12 engine capable of developing 570 horsepower and 780 Nm.
However, the wheelbase has increased by 17 cm, total length of the Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase model now accounting for no less than 557 cm. With this extension, the knees of rear-seat passengers can relax much better as the space for them is now almost double.
Despite the increase in size, Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase manages to maintain the same performance as the standard version. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 5 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Produced only by request, this new Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase will reach its customers starting with mid 2012.
Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase at IAA 2011 presentation