Rolls-Royce unveils the new Ghost
Everything has been improved for this model
In the past few weeks, Rolls-Royce has made some big changes including a new brand presence and also dropping a teaser to the new Ghost specifically the interior fascia. Yesterday, Rolls-Royce unveiled the new Ghost, a car that CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: Torsten Müller-Ötvös calls the "the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet".
When you look at the side profile of the car you notice the very well known Ghost silhouette. But, then you notice a bit of the new headlights and taillights. The rear taillights are new, but, weirdly, remind me of Mercedes-Benz taillights from a few years ago.
Then you look at the face of the car and notice the new headlights similar to that on the Phantom, but, they are placed with a slight forward tilt making the front appear sporty. In my opinion, It should, as it is powered by a 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 making 563hp and 626lb-ft of torque, but, in a traditional Rolls-Royce fashion it is tuned to be near-silent.
You might not notice, but, the car is 3cm wider as well. Additionally, the front end of the car has been given its own signature character which was not achieved design, but, lights. Yes, lights, There are 20 LED's underneath the top of the radiator grille that subtly illuminates the veins in the grille.
Above the grille sits the Spirit of Ecstacy (SoE), for the first time the SoE is not surrounded by pannel lines but, it rather has its own "lake" on the bonnet.
When it comes to the ride, Rolls signature Magic Carpet ride has evolved. The evolution is called Planar Suspension System. This system took 10 years to develop and it creates a sense of flight, just on our roads.
Then comes the effortless doors, yes, you can close the doors with the push of a button, now you can open them too. From the inside, all you have to do is pull handle then allow the handle to return its original position, this opens the door enough to look outside, once you do know the coast is clear, they can hold the handle pulled and the power system will open the door. If you stop pulling the handle the door brake will be applied.
Once you are outside, you can push a button on the door handle and it will close. Due to onboard longitudinal and transverse sensors, along with G-force sensors fitted to each door, this allows the door to operate at the same speed regardless of hill or driveway angles.
Lastly, the exquisite interior in which there are many options. But there are two that stand out - wood sets and illuminated fascia. The wood sets are available in the open-pore finish (showcase materials in their naked form) and will only be on this car. They are Obsidian Ayous and Dark Amber.
The next is the new illuminated fascia. A world's first that resembles the famed Starlight headliner Rolls-Royce. it consists of 152 LEDs mounted above and beneath the fascia, each one of them matched to cabin's clock and instrument dial lighting and displays the Ghost nameplate and more than 850 stars.
The Ghost fascia. Pic credit: Rolls-Royce.
The fascia is sealed with a layer of lightly tinted lacquer before being hand polished. The lacquer is 0.5mm thick and achieves a high-gloss finish after polishing, matching other high-gloss accents incorporated into the interior.
All this makes the new Ghost very desireable and I would one day love to own one and drive it around and feel very successful and pampered. But, leaves me to ask you this👇