The new Rolls-Royce Ghost made its global debut today. Claimed to be the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet, the second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost succeeds the most successful product in the company’s 116-year history. We are expecting the vehicle to be launched in India in 2021 with a price tag of around Rs 6 crore (ex-showroom).
The front of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost boasts of down lit Pantheon grille.
The new Ghost gets a 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine that delivers 563bhp of maximum power and 850Nm of peak torque to the all-wheel drivetrain and all-wheel steering. The completely redesigned Planar Suspension System incorporates a world-first upper wishbone damper unit above the front suspension assembly, creating an even more stable ride. The five-link rear axle benefits from the self-levelling high-volume air suspension technology. The second-generation Ghost is based on the Rolls-Royce proprietary aluminium spaceframe architecture, which also underpins the Phantom and the Cullinan. The car’s overall length has grown by 89mm to 5,546mm, while the overall width has increased by 30mm to 1,978mm.
The subtle near-square rear light graphic in the second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost has been modernised with a slight forward tilt.
The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost features LED and laser headlights with more than 600m of illuminated range, vision assist, including day- and night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning; alertness assistant; a four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility and helicopter view; active cruise control; collision warning; cross-traffic warning; lane departure and lane change warning; a 7×3 high-resolution head-up display; Wi-Fi hotspot; self-park; and the very latest navigation and entertainment systems.
Rolls-Royce has developed two new finishes — Obsidian Ayous and Dark Amber — specifically for the second-generation Ghost.
The front of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost boasts of down lit Pantheon grille that discreetly illuminates Rolls-Royce iconography and 20 LEDs underneath the top of the radiator grille. Owing to the hand-welded aluminium body structures, the main structure of the car appears as one fluid canvas. All the doors share an equally proportioned window graphic. At the rear, a single straight stroke is used to emphasise the car’s length. The subtle near-square rear light graphic, which has become a tenet of contemporary Rolls-Royce design, remains but has been modernised with a slight forward tilt.
The new Ghost marks the debut of the Illuminated Fascia featuring Ghost nameplate surrounded by more than 850 stars.
Rolls-Royce claims that the interior aesthetic of the new Ghost follows the same minimalist principles as the exterior. Each of the 20 half hides used to create the interior suite of new Ghost is subject to the automotive industry’s most exhaustive quality control checks to ensure that each of the 338 panels used, however visible, is of the very best quality, according to the company. Wood sets for new Ghost are available in an open-pore finish, bravely showcasing materials in their naked form. The company has developed two new finishes — Obsidian Ayous and Dark Amber — specifically for the second-generation Ghost. The doors in the new Ghost open as well as close electrically now. The vehicle’s existing air filtration technology has been further developed and now, there is a new micro-environment purification system with highly sensitive impurity detection sensors. The bespoke audio system in the car includes a powerful amplifier that controls 18 channels (one for each speaker), providing a 1300W output. There are new exciter speakers alongside the more conventional cone-type speakers. The second-generation Ghost also marks the debut of the Illuminated Fascia featuring Ghost nameplate, surrounded by more than 850 stars, into the interior suite of the car.