It's Time To Say Goodbye To The Rolls-Royce Ghost
The demise of the Rolls-Royce Ghost is no surprise. Not only have photographers captured disguised versions of the next-gen Ghost, but the Ghost has also been around for a decade. It first debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and a long-wheelbase version followed in 2011. Based on the BMW 7 series the Ghost soon became one of Rolls Royce's best selling vehicles.
Ten years later, however, Rolls-Royce is preparing to replace the luxury sedan with a new second-generation model, but we didn't know when the current model will finish production – until now.
Rolls-Royce isn't letting the current Ghost disappear quietly into the night.In a press release announcing a Black Badge version of the Ghost being displayed at the NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham, UK, Rolls-Royce confirmed that "2019 marks the end of the model family's remarkable ten-year tenure in which it has secured uninterrupted commercial and critical success."
The new Ghost will reportedly retain the current model's 6.6-liter engine. In the current Ghost, the V12 units produce 563 horsepower, but the new-generation Ghost should get a power bump. It may also adopt the Cullinan's innovative all-wheel-drive system.
Don't expect any drastic design changes, however, as spy shots have shown the new Ghost will have a very familiar design with subtle changes such as a larger grille and slightly slimmer headlights to match the new Phantom. However, the most drastic design changes should take place in the interior; with updated technology, and an improved infotainment system the interior should be drastically better than the previous-generation.