There was another teaser for the updated Rolls-Royce Ghost 2021

There was another teaser for the updated Rolls-Royce Ghost 2021

August 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The British automaker has published another video that talks about the capabilities of the updated Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan. This time, we are told about the high-tech suspension, all-wheel drive and steerable rear wheels.

Some time ago, Rolls-Royce’s press office began releasing videos on its YouTube channel that talked about the features that will appear in the second-generation Ghost luxury sedan.

After receiving a lot of customer feedback on what they wanted from the new model, and more importantly, after hearing the feedback, Rolls-Royce realized that it needed to start development from scratch. Engineers have modified the aluminum architecture on which the Phantom and Cullinan are built to suit the Ghost’s needs for standard and extended wheelbases. The upcoming Ghost will get standard all-wheel drive. And even as standard, the car will be able to steer the rear wheels.

The Ghost will be the first car brand to receive the so-called Planar suspension, which combines three technologies.

The first is the damper on the upper wishbone, which has been in development for three years and is located above the front suspension. The automaker did not go into details, but says the shock absorber provides “an improvement in ride comfort and dynamic performance.” The Flagbearer camera system monitors the road ahead to prepare the suspension for road conditions. This technology has been offered on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class for several years now. The third “trick” of the Planar suspension is the satellite transmission, in which ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission “extracts data from GPS satellites to preselect the optimum gear for the upcoming turns” – a technology already used on the Phantom.

The body of the novelty will not differ too much in design from its predecessors. The dashboard will go digital, there will be a widescreen infotainment display next to it, and driver assistance features could include everything from night vision to some advanced autonomous driving capabilities. Under the hood, we expect the same 6.75-liter V12 used in the Phantom and Cullinan, with around 560 horsepower.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the new Rolls-Royce Ghost will receive a luxurious, but minimalistic design. The novelty from the British automaker will be significantly different from its predecessor: the car was developed and designed from scratch.