Meteors, electric doors, great power and silky smoothness of journey.This is Rolls Royce, that’s right.
The launch of a new Rolls-Royce is always a glorious one, for the legendary British luxury brand usually takes at least a decade between the launch of a new generation of a few models.But the best thing about the rolls Royce launch is not looking at photos, reading long press releases, or even imagining which Riviera you want to drive.No, the best part of the new Rolls-Royce on display was the moment it went live in the online configurator.
Although Rolls-Royce coined the term “Post Opulence” to describe the new “ghosts”, few cars in the world are as luxurious.
The 2021 Ghost is full of new driving technology, with 627 lb-ft of torque on the 563-horsepower, 6.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 engine, which can be sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.The all-wheel drive system distributes power from the rear wheels and transmits it to the front wheels on a 50:50 basis.Rolls-Royce nailed the 5,490 pound Ghost at 0-60 MPH in less than 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 155 MPH.
The Ghost’s design is deliberately very simple.Clean lines and smooth creases allow you to focus on details, while hand-welded aluminum body panels are very large and minimize cutting lines.And, for the first time in a Rolls-Royce, the “Ecstasy spirit” hood ornament (as the carmaker calls it) sits in its own “hood lake” rather than on a separate panel.Everything is clean and very handsome.
Overall, Ghost has a minimalist look.But look closely, and you’ll notice an incredible attention to detail.The headlights and taillights are bigger and more stylish than ever, and the grille has some highlights.
Rolls-Royce has placed 20 LED lights under the top of the grille, which shine on the drawn metal spokes.But because Rolls-Royce did not want the glowing dashboard to be stretched too far, the metal bars were covered in frosted finishes, which made them less illuminating.
The interior is decorated with perforated wood and “real metal vents within reach,” and there are some new panel options for the Ghost for 2021.Obsidian Ayous, says Rolls-Royce, demonstrates “the rich colour versatility of lava rock”, while Dark Amber brings subtle charm to the suite by incorporating tiny aluminium particles into Dark wood.Every part of the cabin looked amazing, and we were sure to feel comfortable, not to mention quietly whispering.
One thing the Ghost hasn’t really changed is airborne multimedia technology.As in other rolls Royce cars, the Ghost USES a modified version of BMW’s old iDrive 6 infotainment system.This means that menus and submenus are very easy to navigate and display bright and colorful graphics.But that also means not offering Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, let alone a plethora of infotainment options like the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
But with Rolls-Royce, the important technology is something that surprises and delights people.In luxury space, there’s nothing better than the company’s LED Starlight Headliner, which even has a meteor feature to provide extra flash.It’s all customizable.Want the stars above to be a specific view of the sky on a specific date?no problemRolls-Royce can do this.
Ghost is bringing the stars to the rest of the cabin in what the company calls a “glow panel.”Rolls-Royce scoffed in July: it’s a passenger-side lighting panel on the dashboard that backlights starlight and the word “Ghost” only when the lights are on.The entire panel is lit by 152 leds and has more than 90,000 laser-etched spots on the surface.Obviously, Rolls-Royce will be happy to serve you if you wish to use a specific star or inscription here.
The Ghost is 218.3 inches long and 77.9 inches wide.It slides along a 129.7 inch wheelbase.It opens and closes the door automatically to open the vast interior space and jumps to work by gently pulling the handle or pressing the handle button.The air purification system prevents Ghost air from getting stale and makes countless power adjustments to the front and rear seats to ensure that all passengers can ride in the most comfortable way.The Phantoms have a 17.9 cubic foot suitcase to make sure their custom luggage gets there too.
As for the cost, $332,500 is the floor and the ceiling is placed wherever a customer’s imagination stops. The order books are open and deliveries of the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost begin early next year.