Review of the New 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Full New Car Details – Road & Track

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By Matt DeLorenzo December 10,

As the smaller stablemate to the. the much of its inspiration from the flagship, ranging from its grille down to its coach-style And of course, the car’s cabin off a luxurious aura that from the finest woods, and leathers assembled with the of English craftsmanship.

The new has a definite like the Phantom, one derived its substantial dimensions. It rides on a wheelbase and measures 212.6 in. The car is 76.7 in. across the beam and 61.0 in. tall.

Even with these proportions, it looks svelte parked beside the more Rolls.

Despite the similarities to the the Ghost has a personality all its own due largely to its which are courtesy of the from company. This lineage the Ghost unique: a limousine a driver’s spirit.

The motivating force behind the is a 6.6-liter direct-injection twin-turbo making 563 bhp and 575 lb.-ft. of torque. silky smooth engine is to an equally seamless 8-speed ZF transmission driving the rear While the 2011 Rolls-Royce tips the scales at a robust lb. you wouldn’t know it when you the accelerator.

The factory reports a mph time of 4.8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph.

The steering is light and communicative, and the car much smaller than its would suggest. The Ghost is to hustle down the road and yet, it handles and rides a unique, almost inexplicable from the world around It is extremely quiet inside and with the steering wheel in you don’t feel separated the task at hand.

Turn-in is there’s little body to speak of and the standard 19-in. and tires offer plenty of The brake pedal feel is quite good, with stopping power that is to modulate. Again, the car’s BMW shines through when it to vehicle dynamics.

And yet, when you sit in the front seat or the back, the experience is similar to be driven around in the Obviously, has its DNA down pat. is a car you can equally enjoy driving or driven in.

It is also a car in which to be seen. The styling, coach-style doors on some models, a two-tone scheme with an aluminum-colored offset from the rest of the are sure to draw a crowd. there’s room for five, of plush carpeting, supple and wood veneer along such classic touches as the stop vent pulls and umbrellas.

Along with timeless touches are modern such as navigation, a high-end system, adaptive cruise and a nifty head-up display in European models actually speed limit signs for The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost capitalize on the exclusivity of the larger while broadening the brand’s to a slightly larger market it goes on sale in April for $250,000.

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