Do you think you have everything you need in your car? A single button that allows you start and stop your car without the stress of turning a key? A colourful dashboard that allows you quickly diagnose your car’s health in any weather and under any condition? A large cabin that gives you room for your legs? An infotainment system that syncs seamlessly with your device? Plush, comfortable seats? Different driving modes that enable you navigate smooth roads and rough terrains easily?
Rolls Royce is telling you it is not enough. You do not have everything you need in a car.
“Our Ghost clients are entrepreneurs who operate in complicated business worlds, so, when they experience the Ghost, we want them to feel calm and relaxed. For the new Ghost, we took what we had already learned from the previous model, and applied even more technology and scientific theory to create what we call ‘The formula for serenity’,” Rolls Royce said in a short, animated teaser on its next-generation Ghost sedan ahead of its launch.
The 2021 Ghost is finally here, and the luxury car brand says it is the world’s most quiet car. Its body is made of aluminium which has the dual benefit of being lighter than steel and transmitting less noise. Double-skinned sections of the marque such as the floor and bulkhead, as well as its shape, help to further insulate the cabin, while any noise that would have been caused by the car’s functions have been eliminated.
Beyond the technology behind the “Formula for Serenity” that is the main characteristic of the new Ghost, the car features a cleaner, more rounded, less fussy interior and exterior. But there are other elements that give it a very distinct look.
For starters, the grille contains 20LEDs that subtly illuminate its stainless-steel blades, giving the car a unique lighting signature. Beside it are larger, more rectangular headlamps and just beneath it is a full-width black intake with honeycomb inserts. The interior of the 2021 Ghost has also been redesigned, with less stitching on its seats and a passenger-side panel that contains 152 tiny LEDs that highlight the Ghost logo.
The new Ghost, however, retains some of the elements from previous versions. The 12-cylinder engine remains the same, delivering 563 hp and 627 ft-lbs of torque to all four wheels. Custom engine mapping allows the V-12 to produce maximum torque from just 1,600 rpm. The chassis was improved upon, with the suspension mounting assemblies pushed to the very front of the car to allow the 6.75-litre V-12 sit comfortably behind the front axle, achieving an optimum 50/50 weight balance.
Although production of this all-new Ghost has already kicked-off, there is still no word on its pricing. We will know soon enough though.