Do you find the Bentley Continental GT too common and the Rolls-Royce Phantom too big? If you can wait a few years Rolls has just the answer.
At the Paris motor show earlier today (28 September) Rolls chairman and CEO Ian Robertson let slip that the firm will build a smaller model alongside the Phantom.
The new model will most likely be a saloon - though a convertible and coupe are also possible - and will go on sale within four years. It is expected to cost from around £175,000. Robertson described it as "above Bentley".
Unlike the forthcoming convertible, due next year, the new car will use a new chassis unrelated to the Phantom's aluminium spaceframe. What's more, it will also use a unique drivetrain. While BMW-owned Rolls is keen not to stress the link with its parent firm, it is most likely that the new Rolls could use a modified BMW powerplant.
While the exact powertrain is yet to be decided, Robertson assured us that the new car will not use a diesel engine, and that it would be an "authentic" Rolls-Royce.