There’s really nothing like the Rolls-Royce Ghost, except perhaps another Rolls-Royce.
From the moment you wheel out onto the road, you can feel the weight of the car smoothing your way, but almost as quickly you notice that the Ghost can and will accelerate smartly. That acceleration is served up by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, mated to an eight-speed traditional automatic transmission. The package delivers 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels.
But let’s be clear, the Ghost is in no way a sports or muscle car. I didn’t
|Max speed:||250 km/h|
|To 100km/h:||4.9 sec.|
|Engine:||v12 twin-turbo 6592 cc.|
try tossing the big boy into any corners, and only a fool would attempt it. That’s not what this car is about. The Ghost uses its power for effortless cruising at any speed, and for power to pass any other car or truck on the road with confidence and grace. This car is made for people who arrive at their destinations on their own schedule.
Inside the Ghost, everything is exactly as you would expect. Buttery soft leather cuddles your precious behind, while soothing heat or cooling air keeps your backside as comfortable as your front. Even the carpet is an extra-plush fur-like surface that will make you want to take your shoes off. The wood trim is real wood, of course, with the grain expertly matched up. Even the headliner is made of supersoft suede.
The luxury experience is good for the driver, but it’s even better for passengers. Each passenger position has its own climate controls and seat adjustments. The rear seats (where the owner is likely to sit) offer individual TV screens and fold-down wooden trays for your work or your lunch. With the smooth ride of the Ghost, your glass of Chardonnay is safe.