“The only cars nicer or as nice as a Rolls-Royce are other Rolls-Royces“– Paul Ebeling
Do not get too hung up on Rolls-Royce’s theme of “post-opulence;” the new Ghost will definitely make you feel like a million bucks.
It might not be as outright imposing as the Cullinan or Phantom, but the 2021 Ghost fulfills the mission of a Rolls-Royce, to be the most luxurious car money can buy.
In fact, that “post-opulence” language really just applies to the sedan’s design.
The Ghost certainly strikes a commanding pose on the road, but its body is free of unnecessary sculpting, and the brightwork is rather subdued.
The metal vanes in the grille are Top-lit with 20 LEDs, so the whole thing has a prominent glow at night. Post-opulence does not mean total restraint.
The 2021 Ghost rides on Rolls-Royce’s modular vehicle platform that also underpins the Cullinan and Phantom. At 219 ins long, the Ghost is 8 ins longer than a Cullinan, despite the 2 having identical wheelbases.
Then choose the Ghost Extended, which adds 6.7 ins of stretch-out room between the front and rear wheels
Regardless of wheelbase, the Ghost’s interior is palatial.
Headroom and legroom are generous for all passengers, and from the moment you open the coach doors, you are enveloped in luxury that you’ll only find in a Rolls-Royce.
Push a button to close the door and sink into the soft, leather chair. Take a brief pause before pushing the engine start button and just take it all in.
The open-pore wood, the hand-stitched hides, the real metal finish on the air vents and levers and the impeccable attention to detail. It is fantastic.
The cabin’s design is familiar
But there are a few new touches for the Ghost that give it a slight edge over Rolls’ other vehicles.
For starters, there’s the Illuminated Fascia, a lit-up section of the dashboard with the word “Ghost” surrounded by stars. Rolls-Royce says this bit of flair uses more than 90,000 laser-etched dots across the dashboard surface, with 152 LED lights set behind the panel.
The Big Q: Want a specific Star pattern or a different word displayed here? The Big A: Not a problem, Rolls-Royce will do it for you.
Rolls’ Starlight Headliner is in the new Ghost complete with a shooting star program that sends a beam of light across the roof every so often.
That is in addition to requisite Rolls-Royce features like a cooler, champagne flutes, picnic tables, Internet-connected tablets and, uh, anything else you could ever want.
Rolls-Royce coolest tech is not infotainment, it is its Planar Suspension System, which is comprised of 3 parts. !st, there is the double-damper front suspension assembly. Next, there is a stereo camera in the windshield that scans the road ahead and adjusts the suspension for upcoming road-surface changes. Finally, the 8-speed automatic transmission is connected to the car’s onboard GPS to preselect gears based on hills, turns, intersections and the like. All of this works together for one overarching goal, an perfect ride.
The Ghost will get up and go
The Ghost is powered by Rolls-Royce’s 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12, with 563 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Hitting 60 mph takes 4.6 secs, which is quick considering the size and weight. It has EPA ratings of 12 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 14 mpg combined.
The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost starts at $332,500 in the US and has lots of tasteful add ons.
Now, considering how lovely the new Ghost is, whether you are the driver or being driven, you will want it.
2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost is all about luxury and grace.
Rolls-Royce is a unit of BMW (OTC:BMWYY)
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