New Rolls-Royce Ghost goes to the final testsMarch 31, 2020
Rolls-Royce is in no hurry. With the Phantom generation change and the advent of Cullinan, the brand is preparing to launch the all-new Ghost generation.
The current generation of Ghost is in the final testing phase. The model was introduced in 2009, and this year it turned 11 years old. The first spy photos of the new Ghost appeared last year, and today the sedan is again presented in the pictures. In addition, the longer version of the EWB first appeared on the photo, which can only be distinguished by the long rear doors and wide rear side windows.
Where the current generation of Ghost uses a completely outdated platform from the previous generation of the BMW 7 Series, this new Ghost will be more self-sufficient. While Ghost is likely to be available again with BMW V12, the core of the new model will be a derivative of the platform that Rolls-Royce developed and introduced in 2017 for the new Phantom.
Although the bodywork is also completely redone, the main features of the Ghost have clearly remained intact. The new Ghost also gets a long nose and a slightly “drooping” back. By the way, you should rely on the return of “wrong” folding rear doors.
What really hasn’t changed compared to my outgoing Ghost is the availability of an extended wheelbase option. The regular Ghost is a 5.4-meter sedan with a 3.3-meter wheelbase. Between the front and rear axles of the 5.57-meter version with an extended wheelbase (EWB) of at least 4.47 meters.
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