Rolls Royce developed the Ghost in an effort to boost sales during the difficult times that were before all car makers worldwide. It was displayed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and did exactly what Rolls Royce hoped it would, leading the company to a 146% sales increase in 2010 . Of course, when something does that well, car makers will always seize the opportunity and create a variety of versions to rake in as much profit as possible. That is exactly what Rolls Royce is doing by preparing a coupe and convertible version of the company’s ultra luxury car to further increase sales with the use of "cheaper" models.
Expect both versions to share the same design and powertrain as the sedan version. This will mean a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563bhp and 780 NM of torque (being the most powerful car that Rolls-Royce has ever produced). This power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and to hit a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. The engine is mated to an eight-speed, shift-by-wire, automatic ZF gearbox and has a fuel consumption of 20.8 mpg.
The sedan version is priced at $245,000 so expect to see a price of less than $300,000 for both future versions.