Rolls-Royce is planning a family of models based on the new Ghost, according to the car’s exterior stylist, Andreas Thurner.
“The Ghost was designed in a way to make other body styles,” Thurner told Autocar. “We have to build up a family for the Ghost just as we did for the Phantom.”
Although they’re yet to be given the green light for production, future Ghost variants are likely to include a coupé and a soft-top. They could become a modern-day Carmargue and Corniche, both models that were based on the Silver Shadow, the spiritual forefather of the Ghost.
However, Rolls is not planning a model smaller than the Ghost, according to Thurner. “The Ghost is about as small as you could go for an authentic Rolls-Royce,” he admitted. “Any smaller and it would lack the presence, comfort, space and stance that we want.”
Rolls has confirmed that, like the Phantom, the Ghost will get an “intelligent” four-corner air suspension system, although the system in the baby Rolls has been developed from scratch.