Amidst the warm ocean breezes of Pebble Beach this year, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents Ghost Extended Wheelbase, the newest member of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars luxury family. Instantly recognizable as a Rolls-Royce, this is the latest beautiful model to proudly carry the famous Spirit of Ecstasy hood figurine, a mascot celebrating her centenary in 2011.
And like Rolls-Royce models that have gone before, Ghost Extended Wheelbase stands true to the finest values and principles encapsulated by this most famous of automotive icons; supreme quality, effortless performance and the very pinnacle of automotive luxury.
Hand-built in Goodwood, England, Ghost Extended Wheelbase is striking and agile. Its capacious interior comes courtesy of an increase in 6.7” length over the already ample interior space that rear-seat passengers enjoy in Ghost.
The combination of interior space and performance present the best of both worlds to the world’s most discerning customers, without any hint of compromise. Ghost Extended Wheelbase retains all the dynamic prowess upon which the reputation of Ghost has been built, yet promises to tempt even the most ardent of drivers out of their front seat, to savor the passenger experience.
The first cars to wear the Ghost name in the early 20th century were famed not only for their durability, but also for refinement, flair and style, where passengers enjoyed the trappings of the best in coach-built luxury. In developing a Ghost for the 21st century, the Rolls-Royce design team retained these guiding principles.
Ghost Extended Wheelbase maintains a powerful profile, with flowing lines dominated by majestic ‘yacht line’ styling. Large uninterrupted surfaces, powerful shoulders and flanks point to the car’s unmistakable dynamic prowess and the addition of 6.7” only adds to the car’s already considerable presence. It is a balanced exterior canvas with rear doors just 1.4” longer than those in the front.
Entering Ghost Extended Wheelbase through extended coach doors that open to 89 degrees is effortless and immediately imparts a wave of serenity for occupants.
Legroom is significantly enhanced, with knee-room more than doubled from 6.3” to 13.0”. It is this that will appeal to the many Rolls-Royce Ghost customers who value additional space and comfort for rear seat passengers at least as much as experiencing the car’s dynamic performance.
Ghost Extended Wheelbase positively encourages occupants to relax, stretch out in standard lounge seats after closing doors - at the touch of a button.
Discretion comes as standard. Passengers relax in lounge seats covered in sumptuous leather, seated behind the C-pillar to heighten the sense of privacy. The seat’s slight curve allows those inside to turn more easily to face each other, creating a convivial environment to chat informally or in which to do business, perhaps taking advantage of the optional wireless hotspot.
While extra space gives an even more rewarding ride for occupants, the chassis retains its poise, delivering a totally engaging experience for Ghost Extended Wheelbase drivers. Power is delivered in an effortless and seemingly endless way, with the latest in-car technology falling easily to hand.
Ghost Extended Wheelbase is powered by a 6.6 liter twin turbo charged V12 engine, delivering 563 hp effortlessly on an intelligent air suspension system for peerless ride and handling.
Indeed, the air suspension system is so sensitive that it can detect and react to the smallest of changes. It can sense, for example, the movement of a single rear passenger from one side of the rear seat to the other. A complex computer system reads multiple inputs from sensors around the car; the dampers alone make individual load calculations every 2.5 milliseconds. This ensures not only perfect comfort but also precise steering and dynamics for the driver.
Each Rolls-Royce passes through up to 60 pairs of hands before leaving Goodwood in England. These belong to the skilled craftspeople and technicians who expend 20 days and undertake 2,000 individual operations to create Ghost Extended Wheelbase.
The interior experience is one without equal. And delivered on the original ethos of Sir Henry Royce – to strive for perfection in everything Rolls-Royce does.
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