After 5 long years, Rolls Royce has finally decided to update the very classy, very luxurious and very expensive Ghost; to be revealed at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.
The current Ghost is almost perfect. But who wouldn’t say yes to a few improvements here and there.
While we have been waiting in anticipation for a while now for any news or photos of the updated Ghost, today Rolls Royce finally decided to give their fans a taste of whats to come at Geneva. The first official photo of the ghost has been released, and while it’s not much, it’s enough to get us really excited for its Geneva debut. (more…)
Rich enough to own one of those amazing Rolls-Royce Ghost? Well, listen up, as the German tuners from Deutsche Manufaktur have put their “Numero Uno” version of the car, on sale on JamesList.com for €450,000. Meant for “customers who want something a little more exclusive from an automobile that spells passion even in its original state”, their Rolls-Royce Ghost ‘Numero Uno’ look a bit unusual (appealing unusual that is) thanks to its new front and rear spoilers, a new grille and the new headlight shades. More to it, the little beast comes with adjustable-tint glass (darkened windows at the push of a button), 20-inch forged and polished wheels and a few other interior changes. Not bad for the filthy rich, eh?
Remember the Rolls Royce 200EX Concept which was unearthed at the Geneva Motor Show? Well, even if you don’t here is the production ready model of the luxury salon and it is now dubbed the 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost. Following the Rolls Royce style, there is a large sloping grille at the front end (resembling a jet intake) with Xenon headlights. At the back you primarily find, LED taillights and chrome exhaust tips (optional). Just to give it a distinctive look on the streets it has been finished in a contrasting Silver Satin paint finish.
When it’s a Royce, luxury is the biggest factor and so it is here with evidences like the abundance of leather on the inside assisted with chrome detailing. Again, the trademark violin key switches are also here along with frosted instrument dials and abundant wood trimming. The air-conditioning inside this luxury on four wheels hits you from four different sides. On popping the hood you will find a 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 beast capable of churning 563bhp and 780Nm of torque. The amazing power is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The deadly combination helps the car dash from 0 to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds while topping it out at 250 Km/h which is electronically limited.
I don’t particularly like the rear, but overall it looks like an impressive ride. One that we would like to take for a test drive! Eh?
They call it the baby Rolls Royce but a single reading of the specs makes you certain that it is a quite a devil in the ranks. Rolls Royce has gone ahead and announced the official performance specifications for the much-awaited 2010 Ghost. It will feature a new 6.6-liter turbocharged V12 engine capable of rendering 563bhp and 780Nm of torque at a low 1500 rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission which will give the devil a 0 to 60mph timing of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. It is all about delivering ‘effortless composure and refined power delivery’.
The Ghost is inspired by Phantom when it comes to styling (of course in a smaller package) and it measures 5399mm in length, 3295mm in wheelbase, 1948mm in width, and 1550mm in height. The UK customers will get this treat at the end of this year for an expected £165,000. The North American Customers will get it in the second quarter of 2010 for US$245,000, while the rest of the world will pay US$250,000.