Rolls-Royce to unveil Ghost at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will unveil its new production model, Ghost, at the Frankfurt motor show on 15 September, 2009.

The car will be unveiled by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' chairman, Ian Robertson and CEO, Tom Purves at a press conference at 16.00 CET.

At the Autumn 2006, Paris motor show, Rolls-Royce had announced that work had begun on a new model series and the production and sale would commence by by the turn of the decade.

The only other facts confirmed at that stage were that it would be smaller than the Phantom saloon and priced somewhere between €200,000 and €300,000 before tax. Speculation about its style and specification began almost immediately.

Little was seen of the new car, code-named RR4, until the spring of 2008, when Rolls-Royce released the first official sketches. The styling was instantly recognisable as a Rolls-Royce, although less traditional than previous models.

At the time chief designer, Ian Cameron, said, ''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, yet with powerful, purposeful proportions. It is a true and uncompromising Rolls-Royce in every sense.''