Perhaps you’re struggling to identify this all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost from the outgoing car, but there is alot done to this yatch of a car. Apparently the only carry-over components from the first Goodwood-era Ghost are the Spirit of Ecstasy that sits at the prow of that vast bonnet, an elegant emissary from a distant postcode, and the umbrella that nestles within the B-pillars.
According to CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos, "everything else was designed, crafted and engineered from the ground up. The result is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet. It distils the pillars of our brand into a beautiful, minimalist, yet highly complex product that is perfectly in harmony with our Ghost clients’ needs and perfectly in tune with the times".
Powered by a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 producing 410 kw (563hp) and 627 torques, all of which is available from just 1,600rpm. Rolls’ proprietary alumunium spaceframe underpins the Ghost. It’s 30mm wider than the old car, at 5546mm long and 2148mm wide it occupies a lot of road space, weighing in at 2,490kg. Twenty LEDs hidden within the top of the grille offer subtle illumination. The car’s hand-welded aluminium structure means that its body has a seamless flow to it, interrupted only by its windows.
New for 2022 is a Black Badge version. The Wraith and last-gen Ghost were the first models to get Black Badge variants in 2016, followed by Dawn in 2017 and Cullinan in 2019 and Black Badge now accounts for more than 27 per cent of all Rolls Royce sales. It’s all about appealing to a new type of customer. In layman terms Black Badge is a trim level that adds more luxury, more power, improved handling and a darkened aesthetic.
Rolls Royce has built its reputation around producing the world’s most comfortable and luxurious cars, it’s not about to throw that in the bin. If you absolutely must have the most opulent of the opulent, there’s always the Phantom, but the Ghost does the same things just as well, and the Black Badge is the one to go for.
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