JAMES MARTIN: Why the Rolls-Royce Ghost is as good as it gets | Mail Online

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Why the Rolls-Royce Ghost is as good as it

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Have you noticed how there are no pilots Premier League footballers? a bit weird, given how rich are and how popular flying is with stars, film stars and boys. You’d think young, loaded and blessed brilliant spatial skills have footballers rushing for wings, but the only one I’ve heard of was Michael Owen a helicopter.

What’s stopping the rest of

The quality is astounding. If I can say ‘value for on a car that’s nearly Ј200,000, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is it

Let’s it, the one thing all footballers like is noticed. They love paparazzi shots where caught sticking their bags in the back of the conspicuously car, and to make sure noticed they always go for the most expensive motors on Hummers, Escalades, Bentleys, It’s all about status.

So why do none of them ever Rolls-Royces?

The planes thing I can with, but you’d think men on Ј100,000 a week would be all the ultimate symbol of power, and refinement. Becks has a Phantom out in LA, but never heard of a ‘baller in a over here. It must be for Rolls-Royce, because rival has been doing a roaring in Continental GTs to footballers.

Low sill height means you into the car rather than in

And so we have the Rolls-Royce Ghost. designed to appeal to the GT crowd, smaller, faster, lighter is set up to be far more of a driver’s car than the Phantom.

People called it the ‘Baby while it was in development but to me it still the size of a luxury cruise as I glided through the factory at Goodwood. First I headed the road to the airfield where my plane lives – the one It’s great fun but I think I the Ghost.

The dash is brilliantly simple: large dials for speed, and power reserve and next to the best sat-nav and media in any car I’ve tested

Let’s with the body. Rolls-Royce are the people who call the front of the car the and the whole thing does the feel of a yacht – the with massive thrust and a on board.

Part-assembled on the same production line as BMW’s everything that makes it a happens at the clean, quiet workshop. It takes 60 people 20 and 2,000 operations – jobs like hand-welding the front bulkhead (to keep noise out of the cabin) and then – until it’s perfect.

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