New Rolls-Royce Ghost, Perfection In Simplicity
Motown India|September 2020
New Rolls-Royce Ghost, Perfection In Simplicity
Rolls-Royce has announced the birth of the new Ghost. Rolls-Royce’s proprietary aluminium spaceframe architecture allowed the design team to increase the width by 30mm.

This is framed by sharp bow lines that intersect with an angular light signature, creating an assertive yet beautiful front end. In addition, new Ghost was given its own ethereal front-end character. This was achieved not by way of overt design, but with light. Yes, around 20 LEDS underneath the top of the radiator grille subtly illuminate the veins.

For the first time, the Spirit of Ecstasy is not surrounded by panel lines but is within her own ‘lake’ of bonnet. Two of the cast suspension mounting assembles were pushed to the very front of new Ghost, placing its 6.75-litre V12 behind the front axle to achieve an optimum 50/50 weight distribution.

Client feedback asking for near-instant torque and near-silent running led the marque to further develop the Rolls-Royce 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine. A bespoke Ghost engine map was created to ensure ample performance for this dynamic motor car, delivering 563bhp and 850Nm of torque to the all-wheel steer, all-wheel drivetrain. Commensurate with clients’ expectations, maximum torque is available from just 1600rpm.

To accommodate this without intruding on new Ghost’s interior suite, its overall length has grown by 89mm, compared to the first Goodwood Ghost, to 5546mm, and its overall width has grown by 30mm to 1978mm.

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September 2020