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Review: Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB

The EWB is a serene drive although it has the powerful engine to ever a Roll-Royce.

By Guido Duken May 11,

The last time I was in a Rolls-Royce I was chauffeured around Vienna in a Silver Cloud II, which was as the world’s best car at its launch. It from 0-100km/h in 10.9 an unbelievably fast time in days. Inside, it was a classic with beautiful wood rich leather seats, wood tables in the rear and a presence. At Vienna’s grandiose Palace the Silver Cloud II a swarm of camera-wielding admirers.

Such is the cachet of Rolls-Royce.

The Ghost EWB (Extended Wheelbase) equally majestic in front of Emirates Towers where I it up. Rolls-Royce’s ‘entry-level’ limo is at the self-made millionaire who likes to charge behind the steering According to Rolls the average buyer is 10 years younger the Phantom customer, which is why the is less ostentatious and more oriented.

But in Asia the length of reflects passenger status, the demand for an EWB version. The idea is the chauffeur hands back the at the weekend so the owner can have fun behind the wheel, which claims is an increasingly popular pattern in Asia.

The Ghost was designed as a driver’s so the Rolls-Royce engineering team the EWB version were given a brief: lose none of the prowess and ensure that the quality is not lost. Naturally, it also look good. The listened and added 17 centimetres to the which equates to 330mm of leg in the back.

That sense of is further enhanced by the standard sunroof. With my 1.8 metre I had no problem stretching out in the rear. As for the doors, which open they close at the push of a Naturally the impeccable luxury of wood tables, lambswool leather seats, TV screens, DVD kit and individual climate controls is all

Depending on your mood or the rear of the Ghost EWB is an extremely office or a sumptuous lounge.

the steering wheel the Ghost is Rolls-Royce. The instrumentation is minimalist and the seating comfortable and there’s long bonnet stretching out in of you that houses the 6.6-litre It is the most potent engine to grace a Rolls, and with its and 780Nm it fetches 0-100km/h in seconds.

That’s phenomenal for a weighs 2,360 kilograms.

the Ghost is sheer bliss. the steering wheel you are totally that you are driving a 5.39-metre-long You hear the engine if you put your down but nothing disturbs the of the cabin except for some wind noise.

The engine, mated with an speed automatic gearbox, powers smoothly and discreetly. the accelerator hard and the Ghost a vast linear surge than an undignified charge.

The quality is what you’d from a Rolls-Royce. The air-suspension electronically adaptive damping seems to … up the bumps. sports buttons and suspension the Ghost doesn#8217;t have Just put it in D and let the Rolls decide.

The is that you just seem to along without a worry in the

Elegant, sophisticated and pleasurable are the I’d use to describe the Ghost’s ride Behind its steering wheel you nothing to prove. I did kick hard on the accelerator a few times to see how quickly the Ghost would

The answer is quick, but somehow it undignified to drive like The cornering is extremely fluid, the steering is super light and has feedback. That might be a in most cars, but in a Rolls-Royce it right.

Are there any negatives? with a width of 1.94 the Ghost definitely fills a That means when the next to you veers out of his lane not much room to play The steering circle, as can be expected a long wheel base, is Coming out of the parking garage at I had to make a two point turn.

At low speeds the suspension can feel a bit and there’s more road and tyre thump than get in the Phantom. But that’s exactly makes the Ghost a better car.

The Ghost goes its business discreetly and drives in an serene fashion. Behind the or sitting in the back the Ghost seems to lull you into a state. And that’s the Zen of Rolls-Royce.

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