Rolls-Royce unveils first image of 'milestone' new car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the first design sketches of its next new model, dubbed the RR4, which is due to be launched in 2010.

The design was signed off in 2007 and engineering development is now fully under way, the company said.

The Goodwood, UK manufacturing facilities are being completely reconfigured to accommodate the RR4, with extended paint, wood and leather shops as well as a second assembly line.

The company said it would move to a two-shift system next year as it gears up for full production of the new model, which will sit alongside the Phantom model line-up.

RR4 will be smaller than the Phantom and powered by a new engine, unique to Rolls-Royce, the company said.

Chairman Ian Robertson said: ̶0;RR4 will mark a milestone in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The business continues to go from strength to strength and the introduction of this new model will expand the appeal of the brand."

Image: a design sketch of the planeed new RR4

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