Rolls-Royce Ghost has been unveiled with a sharper yet evolutionary design and a host of new features. Replacing the former Ghost, which was the best-selling car in Rolls-Royce’s 116-year history, the latest Ghost eschews some of the “superficial expressions of wealth” for a sleeker, more contemporary take on extreme luxury, according to Rolls-Royce. The result is one of the finest luxury cars money can buy. Opulent, indeed.

The Ghost’s exterior design is quite simple, yet elegant. With a new down lit pantheon grille that features 20 LED bulbs hidden under the top of the grille. The new Ghost also includes LED and laser headlights while at the rear there are new taillights with a slightly more striking look. The Ghost rounds down the high and crisply formal roof and shoulder lines of the other RR cars, and angles instead for billet-smooth body panels and a tapered silhouette with strong horizontal cues and only a thick band of chrome or two.  The Ghost has what’s called the Planar Suspension System, which the company grandly says will “create a sense of flight on land never before achieved by a motor car.” The system that uses cameras to read the road ahead and prepare the suspension system for any changes in the road surface.

The new Ghost keeps the rear-hinged “coach” doors at the back. These doors retain the power-closing function of the last Ghost but now add power opening.  Compared to the outgoing Ghost, this new one has grown by 89 mm (3.5-inches) to 5,546 mm (218-inches) and is also 30 mm (1.18-inches) wider at 1,978 mm (77.8-inches). 

Inside, Rolls-Royce for soundproofing, the Ghost uses more than 220 pounds of acoustic damping, plus double glazing and felt insulation within a twin-section floor and bulkhead. The minimalist interior has been achieved using the finest leathers, woods, and metals. Rolls-Royce has mirrored the starlight headliner to a new illuminated fascia inscribed with the Ghost insignia, which is a first in the automobile industry.

Cabin air is also filtered through what is described as a MicroEnvironment Purification System to remove the contaminants that the real world is so sadly afflicted by. Additionally, the new Ghost includes advanced systems such as vision assist with day- and night-time wildlife and pedestrian assistant, a four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility and helicopter view, active cruise control, collision warning, cross-traffic warning, lane departure and lane change warning, Wi-Fi hotspot, and self-parking.

Powering the luxury car is a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine pushing out 563 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.  We’re also told it can dispatch the zero-to-60-mph dash in 4.6 seconds and will have a top speed limited to 155 mph.

U.S. pricing for the 2021 Ghost starts at $332,500. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.

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