The essence of Rolls-Royce in its simplest, purest form
The power of simplicity
The principle of delivering simplicity out of complexity runs throughout the Ghost family. And despite being the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce motor cars ever produced, every aspect is designed, engineered and crafted to enhance the drive and ride experience rather than complicate it.
Indeed, the advanced technology in Ghost serves only to make driving easier and more enjoyable. Nothing inside the car distracts from the pleasure of driving. Instead of rows of switches or banks of buttons, the veneered dashboard is clear and uncluttered; only the controls that are needed for everyday driving are present. Secondary controls are discreetly hidden until required, and situated where they can be operated without a second thought. Which is why Ghost is considered to be the most driver-orientated Rolls-Royce motor car.
Its 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine is capable of producing 563 bhp and will propel Ghost from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 4.9 seconds. While this figure is impressive in its own right, what separates Ghost from other performance cars is the effortless way it delivers a seemingly endless surge of power- with 780 Nm of torque available from as low as 1,500 rpm, through the eight-speed automatic ZF gearbox.
Equally surprising is the noise from the engine when the driver pushes the start button and presses the accelerator. Ghost remains whisper-quiet no matter how hard it's pushed.
One of the challenges the engineering team faced was to make sure that even at speed, Ghost offered the magic carpetlike ride for which Rolls-Royce motor cars are rightly famed. They achieved this with a series of complex electronic aids that keep Ghost composed over virtually every surface at any speed. Moreover, the air suspension system in Ghost is so sensitive, it can even detect the movement of a single rear passenger should they decide to move from one side of their seat to the other and compensates accordingly.
An inviting, luxurious interior
On the EWB model, the seventeen centimeters of extra legroom invites the passengers in the rear to stretch out and sink their feet into the deep pile carpets or lambswool footmats. While the abundance of extra space gives them more room to work, entertain or just relax and appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship of their surroundings. At the same time they can also soak up another trademark feature of Rolls-Royce: pure silence. Meanwhile, the Panorama Sunroof floods the interior with daylight and provides the feel of 'open top motoring'.