The Ghost is the most popular Rolls-Royce model. It represents the only gap in the dream universe of the British brand to be able to mention that word. Of course, popularity has nothing to do with price, but with the fact that after eleven years of life it achieved a very high commercial impact and rejuvenated the firm in the elite of luxury. Now the 2021 version has just been presented, which revalidates credentials with exquisite details, from another dimension.
More than six years required the development of this restyling of the Ghost, which was meticulously carried out by a team of luxury specialists, designers, engineers and artisans, who came together to further explore the freshness that the model had conferred on a traditionally conservative brand. Even now it is no longer based on the BMW 7 Series platform, like the previous model.
The new Ghost maintains the identity with which it was born in 2009: the rectangular headlights, the curved rear end, its famous grille crowned by the famous Spirit of Ecstasy. But he continues to push to rejuvenate the company, and to do so he now included laser technology combined with LED in his new headlights. It will not be the first model to incorporate it, but it will also use the classic starry roof called the Starlight Headliner, which includes 152 LED lights and which draws a starry sky environment for the passengers. Yes, when traveling in the Ghost, occupants can contemplate a clear night with a clear sky full of stars. Maximum eccentricity.
The new Rolls-Royce Ghost is a 5.55 meter long and 1.98 wide vehicle, which is built from the brand’s modular platform called, Architecture of Luxury, from where the Phantom models, the more exclusive, and the Cullinan, the SUV of the company. It offers an adjustable suspension and a four-wheel drive system. The directional rear axle, for example, the brand itself baptized as “Magic Carpet Ride” (Magic Carpet Ride), just to get an idea of what this saloon promises in terms of ride comfort…
To the magnificent starry effect, involving 850 lights, the interior of the Ghost adds the exuberant luxury that only Rolls-Royce usually offers: an air purifier, doors with automatic opening, four video cameras with panoramic views, state-of-the-art multimedia systems and a premium audio system with 18 speakers and 1,300 watts of power, among other details.
It is not the case where the category of the vehicle overshadows its performance. The Ghost complements its level with a very high performance engine. It has a beastly V12 of 6.5 liters and 571 horses (the current one has 563 CV), with which it achieves incredible performance for its two and a half tons of weight (it has only 100 kilos in insulators). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km / h. The new model will go into production next year, so its price is still unknown. The most expensive current Ghost costs just over $ 400,000. Although a Rolls-Royce is priceless.