The name "Ghost" has been used by Rolls Royce dating back to the early 1900's "Silver Ghosts".
The current Ghost series began in 2010 when the English automaker marketed the model as an "entry level" if there can be such a thing when referring to a Rolls-Royce.
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan||Base Price: $ 250,000|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.2 imp gals (83L)||Miles Per Gallon: 13 city / 29 hwy|
|Length: 212.6 in. (540 cm)||Wheel Base: 129.7 in. (329.4 cm)|
|Height: 61 in. (154.9 cm)||Width: 76.7 in. (194.8 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 5203 lbs (2360 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 17.3 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: V12 Direct Injection||Displacement: 6592 cc|
|Horsepower: 563 HP||Max RPM: 5250 RPM|
|Torque: 575 lb-ft @1500 rpm||Transmission: ZF 8HP90|
|0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph* (250km/h)|
Under the hood of the is a 6.6L, twin turbo V12, providing 563 horsepower. This is paired with a ZF-sourced 8 speed automatic transmission with a satellite system tied into the GPS predicting upcoming weather/road conditions so it can automatically adjust accordingly.
Even with its size this drivetrain has the Ghost Series II moving from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds with an electronically controlled top speed of 155 mph..
While the modifications to the Ghost Series II are not extreme, by Rolls-Royce standards they are monumental. It begins up front where new LED headlights replace those oddly, almost droopy headlamps of the past.
The new headlights do not take away from the traditional and prestigious front grille and the "Spirit of Ecstasy" logo on the hood. Another change to the front faÃ§ade entails a larger chrome air intake which assist in cooling the brakes.
Inside remains the extraordinary luxury styling Rolls fans are accustomed to.
Most of the changes are technological in nature including the "Spirit of Ecstasy" rotary controller touch pads to keep the "Grey Poupon" fingerprints off the screen.
There is also a Wi-Fi operated navigation system and an optional Bespoke audio system available.
As of this writing the price of the vehicle has not been published. Anticipate the answer to that question is what you would expect from a Rolls Royce.