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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.