The baby Phantom has leaked. The Rolls-Royce 200EX will premier at the Geneva Motor Show and, although, smaller than the Phantom she is still a big deal. The project code name comes from the "experimental" prototypes that Rolls-Royce created during the pre-war era. The smaller version Phantom will lose the 200EX moniker shortly and be renamed with some variation of the words Shadow, Spirit or Cloud. The 200EX concept should be realized and in production by 2010 and has
it’s sight set on the Bentley Continental Flying Spur market. The Rolls-Royce 200EX will be the fourth model premiered since BMW took over in 2004. Rolls-Royce pulled the best of the best from the Phantom and Drophead Coupe models and then used the latest BMW 7 Series platform in the new concept car.
The smaller package spans 212.6 inches long, 83 inches wide and 61 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 129.7 inches. A new air suspension system has been concealed behind seven-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Rolls-Royce says the 200EX will be powered by a new V12 but other then that, engine details are all on the down low.Â Rolls-Royce is synonymous with luxury in the motoring world and luxury is what you can expect in the 200EX. The inside will hold frosted lamps, chrome door handles, violin key switchgear and an ergonomic roller-ball controller to manipulate the car’s systems.The concept’s look is less formal, not less luxurious but more driveable, prices have not yet been released but expect the 200EX to start at around a quarter million. Its like they say, sometimes the best things come in small packages.