Rolls-Royce Ghost

The principle of delivering simplicity out of complexity runs throughout Ghost. Everything is designed, engineered and crafted to be so invitingly approachable, so simple, it encourages you to regard either car as appropriate for any occasion.

 

Design Presence

The classic 2:1 proportions of the wheel to body height is key to Rolls-Royce DNA. You can choose from three different wheel options with two different finishes, each with their own special character. Each features unique self-righting wheel centres that always display the Rolls-Royce monogram the right way up. It’s typical of the attention we give to the simplest details that make our cars so special.

“When you look closely at a Rolls-Royce’s paintwork, you’ll see a perfect reflection of yourself staring back at you,” says Paint Associate Lisa Tandy.

There are sixteen colours to choose from or we can mix any colour you want from a swatch – maybe from a favourite tie or lipstick – Our Bespoke programme offers 44,000 hues. Further personalisation includes two-tone finishes and hand-painted five-metre coachlines.

Inner Space

Inside, Ghost is refined and cosseting. Entering and exiting is both effortless and graceful – thanks to the unique rear-hinged coach doors. This detail creates an extra sense of theatre for passengers as they arrive or embark at their destination. The simple yet contemporary interior offers expanses of soft full grain leather, natural wood veneers and soft wool carpets.

The cashmere-blend roof lining adds to the sense of openness and space, enhanced by the optional Panorama sunroof on Ghost. It’s like being cocooned in your own convivial private sanctuary that leaves you relaxed and unruffled after the longest journey.

The hand-stitched leatherwork takes over two weeks to complete, with nine hides required for each interior. Pre-shrunk and drum-dyed so the colour permeates right through, the soft, supple full-grain leather won’t squeak or crack. Choose from a wide range of mono and contrast leather colour combinations.

“I look for burrs and complex grains that add interest,” says Dan Austin, Veneer Specialist.

Each set of veneers comes from a single tree, creating a simple, seamless flow from facia to rear compartment. Select from classic burrs like Walnut or Elm or choose straight-grained Malabar or Dark Wenge for a more contemporary ambience. Each piece is hand-polished to create a deep flawless shine.

Advanced Technology

Ghost is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever built. Designed around a steel Monocoque chassis and advanced air suspension system including Dynamic Stability Control and Active Roll Stabilisation to create a more dynamic drive while retaining the ‘magic carpet ride’.

Powered by a twin turbo 6.6-litre V12 engine, it is virtually silent, with 80% of its torque available from idle. Coupled with the 8-speed gearbox it delivers effortless power, accelerating from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds with a governed top-speed of 155 mph.

As the most advanced Rolls-Royce ever built, there are many additional driver aids and technology options available that make it even more of a pleasure to drive.

Once specified, the optional technology in Ghost is at first only noticeable by its apparent absence. Then by the ease by which it can be operated.

During the day the Night Vision System remains out of sight behind a veneered panel. As darkness falls a discreet infrared camera in the grille can detect the body heat of pedestrians up to 300 metres away. Their thermal image is clearly shown on the Control Centre Display, giving you plenty of time to slow down and pass them safely.

The Head Up Display projects driving-related information directly on to the windscreen in front of you, allowing you to concentrate on the road ahead. You can check your speed, follow directions and see other information without having to look down. For clarity, the inside of the windscreen has a special coating to create a sharp easy-to-read viewing panel.

Bespoke

“We’re here to help make your Rolls-Royce as unique as you are. You name it, we’ll do our best to make it happen.” Thomas Jefferson (T.J.), Bespoke Sales Manager.

You can create a unique car with our Bespoke programme. Work with your dealer or our Bespoke team on everything from the smallest details to the biggest statements. Then our engineers and craftsmen will bring them to life.

Configure

Only you know what your Ghost will look like. Our configurator lets you immerse yourself in the design process, explore the numerous possibilities and compare the options. Then view your Ghost from different angles in a range of settings and forward your details to your local dealer. You can also download our Configurator iPhone apps.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

The latest expression of Phantom Drophead Coupé demonstrates a more relaxed and less formal side of Phantom. It displays a sociable character and its convivial interior evokes the feeling of being aboard an elegant motor yacht. It offers both driver and passengers a dual experience – intimate and cocooning or embracing the elements depending on whether the roof is raised or lowered. Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of 1930s (known for their performance and use of natural materials) the result is a car that epitomises romantic, performance motoring.

Design Presence
“We wanted to create a car that is a shared experience,” explains Charles Coldham, Chief Stylist Interior Design. “The occupants are surrounded by the finest natural materials, evoking the experience of being on board a yacht.”

The new Adaptive LED Headlamps give Phantom a striking modern look that is instantly recognisable day or night. The light clusters have a glowing bar of LED Daytime Running Lamps through the centre, with dipped and high beam functions illuminating the top and bottom sections.

“When you look closely at a Rolls-Royce’s paintwork, you’ll see a perfect reflection of yourself staring back at you,” says Paint Associate Lisa Tandy.

There are sixteen colours to choose from or we can mix any colour you want from a swatch – maybe from a favourite tie or lipstick – Our Bespoke programme offers 44,000 hues. Further personalisation includes two-tone finishes and hand-painted five-metre coachlines.

You can choose from 12 different wheels, five designs with up to three finishes, each with their own special character. All our wheels feature our unique self-righting wheel centres that always display the Rolls-Royce monogram the right way up. It’s typical of the attention we give to the smallest details that make our cars so special.

Phantom Drophead Coupé’s optional brushed steel bonnet features a hand-applied brushed finish, which gives the bonnet a soft sheen. Accentuating the lines of the car it creates an unbroken flow of bright steel that runs from the grille, around the A-frame windscreen surround and along the waistline of the passenger compartment and tonneau cover.

Inner Space

Phantom Drophead Coupé’s coach doors allow elegant entry and exit to and from the rear lounge seat. Designed to turn passengers gently towards each other it creates an intimate atmosphere that underscores the convivial nature of the car.

The signature hood is made from five layers of material including cashmere, making it both quiet and luxurious when the top is raised.

Phantom Drophead Coupé is ideal for social and sporting occasions, offering a versatile boot with space for a hamper and comfortable picnic seat for two adults. Even when the hood is lowered, there is still plenty of space for weekend cases or a set of golf clubs in the luggage compartment.

The hand-stitched leatherwork takes over two weeks to complete, with nine hides required for each interior. Pre-shrunk and drum-dyed so the colour permeates right through, the soft, supple full-grain leather won’t squeak or crack. Choose from a wide range of mono and contrast leather colour combinations.

Phantom Drophead Coupé features a new three-flute seat design in both the front and rear seats, offering a modern feel to the interior. You can also choose to personalise the seats further with contrast stitching, piping and embroidery.

The newly updated central console presents everything within easy view and reach so you can concentrate on driving. In Phantom Drophead Coupé, you now have the option to choose a full metal fascia or to match it to the veneers that run through the rest of the interior.

Advanced Technology

Phantom Drophead Coupé has a full complement of advanced technology both under the bonnet and in the interior of the car. Everything is designed to work in unison. The result is fingertip control and a dynamic connection with the road, making driving an effortless pleasure. Beneath the beautiful exterior, the combination of our rigid aluminium space frame and advanced air suspension system creates a refined and composed ride.

Phantom Drophead Coupé features an advanced aluminium spaceframe adapted from Phantom. Hand-welded from over 500 separate parts with over 100 metres of weld it is incredibly light but strong. The A-pillar and windscreen surround offer optimum strength and roll-over protection. Combined with the state-of-the art suspension technologies and the smooth power delivery of the new rear differential it creates the air-cushioned ‘magic carpet ride’.

The muscular aluminium V12 engine offers effortless power, with 75% of torque available from 1,000 rpm. With a low centre of gravity and slightly rear-biased weight, Phantom Drophead Coupé’s drive is as spirited as its looks suggest.

The new 8-speed gearbox offers a greater choice of gears, reduced CO² emissions with better fuel consumption. The two additional gears accentuate the feeling of smooth, endless acceleration from standing or at speed.

Phantom Drophead Coupé features a new infotainment system to make every journey more enjoyable. The new 8.8-inch front monitor gives you a clear view whether you’re using the new hard drive-based Navigation system on the road or watching a DVD while stationary. The redesigned Rotary controller puts everything at your fingertips for effortless operation. The smartphone cradle, USB and Aux-in options all offer improved connectivity to keep you in touch with your world.

New camera systems offer all-round views of Phantom Drophead Coupé. The front/side cameras offer clear views of the road in either direction when you are exiting a junction. The rear and top views make parking and reversing simple – the rear camera has a path prediction setting to guide you. The top view shows a 360 degree view of the car from above so you are aware of any potential obstacles in all directions.

Bespoke

“We’re here to help make your Rolls-Royce as unique as you are. You name it, we’ll do our best to make it happen.” Thomas Jefferson (T.J.), Bespoke Sales Manager.

You can create a unique car with our Bespoke programme. Work with your dealer or our Bespoke team on everything from the smallest details to the biggest statements. Then our engineers and craftsmen will bring them to life.

The optional teak deck was inspired by classic racing yachts. Each deck is hand-made from 30 separate pieces of teak cut from the same tree for consistent grain. Grooves are precision-machined into the wood then hand-finished with black yacht builders’ caulk.

This is followed by two sealing coats and a finishing coat of liquid wax to create the elegant tonneau cover for the soft-top when it is lowered.

The uniquely sociable spirit of Phantom Drophead Coupé offers many opportunities to make entertaining as pleasurable as driving. This beautiful picnic hamper is now available through our Bespoke programme. It is constructed from oiled teak and the same wood and leather you choose to finish your car.

To ensure every luxury is catered for, a refrigerator can be hidden under the handcrafted teak flooring in the luggage compartment, along with a custom-made glass holder. This contains a beautiful set of full-sized hand-engraved glasses that were designed by the team at Rolls-Royce.

Configure

Only you know what your Phantom Drophead Coupé will look like. Our configurator lets you immerse yourself in the design process, explore the numerous possibilities and compare the options. Then view your Phantom from different angles in a range of settings and forward your details to your local dealer.