First look Rolls Royce 200EX | carsguide.com.au

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First look Rolls 200EX

In Rolls speak the is still an “experimental car” Gallery

If you want to see Ian Cameron’s British composure slip.

. so slightly and ever so briefly, that the latest Rolls offering is simply a smaller of the flagship Phantom.

“This is not a pocket Phantom,” Cameron, designer for the famous British counters as the `experimental’ 200EX its considerable presence in the background. you use the analogy of clothing this is not a sized suit it is a different but at the same time you want to be to recognise the hand of the tailor cut the Phantom.

“So, you will see the same of strong surfaces but this car is all informality where the Phantom is formality.

“If you think of the as a tuxedo then this is the business suit.”

Cameron has finished introducing the baby expected to be badged as the RR4 when it into production at the end of this and is clearly unimpressed with any that the latest car is any way the result of an it ain’t broke don’t fix expansion of the marque.

“The brief was to produce a Royce that would a different clientelle, a youthful Cameron says. “Typically our have garages with or six cars. They use that like a wardrobe different for different ocassions.”

In Rolls the 200EX is still an “experimental but Cameron concedes it will be close to the production model due to be at the end of this year.

“Truth be told I think it the same relationship to previous models such as the 100EX and 101EX (Drop Head it is very close to what the production car will look

At this stage the 200EX is all visual appeal with little information on the engineering and specifications of the car released. The four-door seater rides on 3295mm with an overall length of compared to the Phantom’s 3570mm and 5834mm overall length.

The engine is described only as a V12 but will certainly be comparable to the and 720Nm 6.7-litre unit in the Phantom and coupled to a similar ZF automatic. The 200EX performance are likely to be slightly more than the Phantom given the target market and the car’s size. The Phantom is governed at a top of 240km/h and can put the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.9 seconds.

Cameron says that the of the 200EX was to produce a complementary that would attract apart from those in the Phantom an objective early seems to indicate has been

“That is the feedback we have tremendous enthusiasm from who think that the Phantom is too much over the top,” says. “I personally the whole car is cool but we always say a Rolls Royce that you to deliver something special. you live with these and drive them it is not something you can It is rather like a piece of and that is what design is

“You have all these that you have to pull and at some point it becomes or that is what you hope When it does you have a design.”

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