Rolls-Royce is considering creating a Ghost model derivative, according to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes.
Mueller-Oetvoes told Bloomberg news network, “I’m quite confident that we’re going to see a Ghost derivative to come.” He added that there is still “a lot of potential in the market” for a more basic Rolls-Royce.
A company spokesman said: "We are just taking a measure of our customers' needs at the moment. Inevitably with a model like the Ghost there is plenty of potential for it to be developed.
"In terms of seeing a production model in 2011, 2012, 2013, it is unlikely," he added. "There are no firm plans as yet."
Rolls-Royce announced in February of this year that it would be experimenting with a series of Ghost concept cars, or 'experimental cars' as the company traditionally calls them, but there was no clear indication they would ever see production.
A coupé and cabriolet were tipped to be joining the new Ghost saloon and the concept versions would be produced in order to "gauge customer demand".
Rolls-Royce chairman Ian Robertson said at the time the company wouldn’t necessarily stick to the Ghost name for all variants, as it has with the Phantom family.
This has opened the door for the return of such names as Corniche and Carmargue should soft-top and coupé variants see production. A well-placed source also indicated Rolls was considering a long-wheelbase variant of the Ghost saloon.
The company announced in November 2009 it was planning a hybrid model of the Ghost.