We explore the innovative and awe-inspiring luxury features that make the new 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost one of the best luxury cars in the world.
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In case you missed it, the Rolls-Royce Ghost got a major overhaul last year for the 2021 model. Gone are the BMW 7 Series underpinnings. In their place Rolls-Royce has shifted their entry-level uber-luxury sedan to their own, company specific platform (shared with the larger Phantom and the Cullinan SUV). According to the famed coachbuilder, the only holdovers were the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and the signature umbrellas.
Visually, the new Ghost is stunning while avoiding the gaudiness (garishness?) of sportier luxury options (I’m looking, snobbishly, at you Lamborghini Urus). The clean, reserved look of the Ghost neatly articulates the company’s description of the design philosophy behind the Ghost, which is “post opulence” in their parlance. And yet, the Rolls-Royce Ghost by any objective measure is still plenty darn opulent. In fact, so much so we thought the best way to understand this exceptional automobile was to explore all its amazing luxury features.
Sure, it’s got massaging rear seats and a quiet interior, but that’s all par for the luxury course. But the features below are what makes a Rolls a Rolls-Royce.
The Ghost, like all Roll-Royces, is perfectly adapted to chauffeuring its owner from garden party to polo grounds to masquerade ball in otherworldly levels of comfort and quiet. But the Ghost is almost as enjoyable from the driver’s seat as it is from the back. The driving experience is calibrated for maximum ease. Rear wheel steering makes this lengthy car more manageable on the road. Power comes from a 6.75L V12 making 563 horsepower and 627lb.-ft of torque, and while the Ghost isn’t aiming for sportiness it still moves with imposing authority when asked. Despite its massive weight (5,628lbs.), the Ghost can make the sprint from zero to sixty in just 4.6 seconds.
But what really sets the Ghost apart from other cars, even other luxury cars, is the almost uncanny smoothness and quiet of the ride. The car sails spectrally over the road, unperturbed and placid to such a degree Rolls-Royce said they had to dial back some of the sound deadening because passengers found the near silence unnerving.
The Ghost achieves its glass-like smoothness thanks to a few special tricks. These include its Flagbearer camera system which monitors the road ahead and automatically adjusts the suspension. Rolls-Royce also fitted the double-wishbone suspension with additional dampers, so the suspension gets its own suspension. Another reason the ride is so smooth going is the GPS connected eight-speed transmission which monitors your position on the road and adjusts to the optimal gearing.
Like the rest of the car, the exterior of the Ghost is all about the details. What follows is our rundown of all the unique luxury features that make the Ghost distinctly a Rolls-Royce car.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a beautiful car to look at, but this is car meant to be ridden in more than driven or admired from afar, and it’s inside the Ghost that we find out what it means for something to the “Rolls-Royce of X.”
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Starting at roughly $350,000, the Rolls-Royce Ghost resides at the bottom of the company’s price chart. That makes the Ghost their “entry-level” model. Just think about that … rarified air indeed. But even from afar, and with a mixture of resentment and awe, you can’t help appreciating all the care and craftsmanship that goes into making the Rolls-Royce Ghost one of the most amazingly luxurious cars on the road.