Right at the start at the 20th century, Rolls-Royce presented the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
Back then, the legendary publication Autocar, in 1907, to be precise, claimed that the British carmaker had just made “the best car in the world”.
The luxurious, full-sized, Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan honors the Silver Ghost by not only partially ‘inheriting’ its name, but also being a majestic, flawless and portentous car.
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The modern RR Ghost has been around for ten years now.
And, for the new Ghost, the carmaker listened to its customers, to build a flawless machine ad hocto their demands.
“The first Goodwood Ghost was a response to a whole new generation of clients, both in age and attitude. These men and women asked us for a slightly smaller, less ostentatious means to own a Rolls-Royce. The success of the product we created for them fulfilled our most ambitious expectations. Over its ten-year lifespan, which began in 2009, Ghost has become the most successful model in the marque’s 116-year history”, says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, in the Ghost’s official press release.
“To create a new product that would resonate with our Ghost clients for the next ten years meant we had to listen carefully to their demands. Today we set new standards in customer centricity by creating a completely new motor car for a unique group of Rolls-Royce’s clients. These business leaders and entrepreneurs demand more of their Ghost than ever. They require a new type of super-luxury saloon that is dynamic, serenely comfortable and perfect in its minimalism.
Ghost is this product”, he added.
There is nothing ‘ghostly’ under the Ghost’s hood. Once again, for the 2021 model, it has V-12 ‘heart’. A roaring, beastly, imposing, powerful heart.
We are talking about power, about muscle, about wanting it all.
The 6.75-liter engine reaches 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. This is power, I said. Raw, unaltered power.
This beautiful beast is All-Wheel Drive, by the way, and has an eight speed automatic transmission.
Technology at its best
The British carmaker claims this is “the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet”, and they are saying nothing but the truth.
As listed in the press release (and tested by yours truly), its equipment includes 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; an industry-leading 7×3 highresolution head-up display; Wi-Fi hotspot; self-park; and the very latest navigation and
Behind the wheel
The Ghost is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Four. Point. Six. Seconds.
Its wheel is responsive, with a trustworthy, comfortable drive.
Regarding its interior, this is a Rolls-Royce all around: High quality materials and an elegant, classy design are in each and every corner of this beauty, with wood and metallic accents here and there, and amenities such as massaging back seats and an entertainment system.
Comfort, power, looks and impeccable engineering: The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost has it all. It is a beauty, a beast and a conqueror. A British Lionheart.