12 things you should know about the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet, the 2021 Ghost.
The all-new model is succeeding the first-generation Ghost, which is the most successful car in Rolls-Royce’s 116-year history.
Tuesday saw the official reveal of the all-new 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan after the first-generation model, launched in 2009, became the brand’s best-selling car ever.
The latest Rolls-Royce Ghost, just like its predecessor, is aimed at customers who loves to get behind the wheels as well as those who want to be chauffeured around.
The redesign extravagant second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost promises a better and quieter ride, more technology and unlimited luxury.
Let’s take a look at 12 things you need to know about the all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost :
1) The most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet
The recently released Ghost is the most technologically advanced motor car Rolls-Royce has ever produced.
Some of the features that makes it outstanding includes vision assist; alertness assistant; a four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility and helicopter view; active cruise control; Wi-Fi hotspot; self-park; and the very latest navigation and entertainment systems.
2) It succeeds the most successful product in the marque’s 116-year history
The new Ghost will hope to emulate the first-generation model’s formidable success which establish Rolls-Royce as the truly global brand it is today.
During its ten years in the market, starting from 2009, the old Ghost became the most successful model in Rolls-Royce’s 116-year history.
3) Reflects ‘Post Opulent’ design philosophy, rejecting superficial expressions of wealth
Rolls-Royce says the new luxury sedan has a ‘minimalist’ and ‘unobtrusive’ design, adding that majority of Ghost’s customers prefers an exterior styling that doesn’t attracts too much attention.
4) Built on rigid aluminium Rolls-Royce spaceframe architecture
Unlike the old Ghost’s BMW 7 Series-derived chassis, the new Ghost sits on the new flexible all-aluminum platform that underpins the new Phantom 8 sedan and the Cullinan SUV.
5) All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for unprecedented poise and surefootedness
The Ghost also features all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering to keep it agile and nimble on the road.
6) World first Planar suspension system significantly increases agility and effortlessness
The redesigned suspension system also enhances the Ghost’s ‘hallmark magic carpet ride’ to provide ‘unprecedented’ levels of ride comfort and control.’
7) Equipped with hallmark 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, delivering 571PS and 850nm
Rolls-Royce says the Ghost twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine is designed to “whisper” and not to “shout”.
The engine makes 563 horsepower – same power as the old Ghost – and 627 pound-feet of torque (850nm).
It can accelerate smoothly from rest to 62mph in 4.8 seconds up to a top speed restricted to 155mph.
8) For effortless egress, doors now electrically open as well as close
Before now, the Ghost only has power-closing doors. Now, the all-new luxury sedan comes with doors that can be electrically opened as well as closed at the touch of a button.
9) Down lit Pantheon grille discreetly illuminates Rolls-Royce iconography
There are 20 LEDS lights underneath the top of the radiator grille that is designed to subtly illuminate the veins.
10) Illuminated Fascia debuts featuring Ghost nameplate surrounded by more than 850 stars
The Illuminated Fascia, developed over the course of two years and more than 10,000 collective hours, is located on the passenger side of the dashboard.
This remarkable piece is surrounded by more than 850 stars. It brings an ethereal glowing Ghost nameplate.
11) Overall length and width has grown by 89mm and 30mm respectively
Compared to the first Ghost, the overall length of the new Ghost has grown by 89mm, to 5546mm, and its overall width has grown by 30mm to 1978mm.
The wheelbase remains at 3295mm, while its height grows 21mm to 1571mm.
12) The latest Ghost only shares 2 parts, the Spirit of Ecstasy and the two umbrellas, with its predecessor
During the unveiling, CEO of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said :
“The only components that we carried over from the first Goodwood Ghost were the Spirit of Ecstasy and umbrellas”
“Everything else was designed, crafted and engineered from the ground up. The result is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet”
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