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On the road: Rolls-Royce Ghost

are probably a few exclusive art deco or classic yachts that can up the same atmosphere of insulated But can they go from 0-60 in 4.7 Photographs: Simon Stuart-Miller for the

If you have to go, runs the old maxim, go in style. But how to bow out in a manner befitting the scope and scale of this In a Nissan Micra. perhaps, or a Wind. What about a Fortwo Brabus. a Hyundai i10 or a Corsa ?

Each of them, in its own way, of the profound emotions such cars fuel-inject into our nervous systems. But, none happened to be the one that provide my valedictory ride. In the I was forced to make do with a Ghost.

Now, I know you’re thinking: the Ghost, it’s hardly the Phantom. is it? all, it was designed to be a smaller and alternative to the Phantom, which does it not, some in size and comfort? These naturally plagued my thoughts, but I found the strength to endure, and to maintain the steely objectivity which readers have to rely.

There’s no doubt the Ghost, the addition to BMW’s Roller is a smaller car than the Phantom – in the sense that Canada’s than Russia. Which is to it’s massive.

Given its bulk, it looks handsome. There’s nothing in its styling. It says Rolls, but in sans serif rather bold capitals.

Inside is a of comfort and thoughtfulness to which little in the outside world can up. Everything from the leather to the dark wood veneer and vents feels like the of craftsmen’s tireless handiwork. are probably a few exclusive art deco or classic yachts that can up the same atmosphere of insulated But you have to ask yourself, can they go 0-60 in 4.7 seconds?

And can they do it while remaining in a of hushed smoothness? I don’t so.

That’s what is perhaps the remarkable aspect of this car. With all its satisfyingly heft, it can still accelerate rapidly than a Porsche One flex of the right foot and like propelling the QE2 into

Paradoxically, I don’t recall being at the wheel of a car that was pleasurable to drive at under

The distinction most frequently between the Phantom and the Ghost is the former is a car to be driven in, the latter a car to This seems about except that I didn’t any of my passengers complaining. With its roominess and general air of indulged it offers a comprehensive leisure for all occupants.

Indeed, I’d go so far as to say for an all too brief period, life fuller, sharper, in a word, You can’t ask any more of a car. as it turns out, I’ll no need to try.

Rolls Royce Ghost

£195,783

Top speed 155mph

0-60mph in 4.7 seconds

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