Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Rolls-Royce Ghost

(2009

The year 2009 was hallmarked by an crisis, evidence of which been dwindling sales and fortunes vaporized. The automotive was no exception with almost any segment hit severely. Hence it was not an extension of the existing model when the new Rolls-Royce Ghost was as a 4-door ‘mid-size model’ slightly beneath the ‘big’ Phantom.

The new car was burdened with the to broaden the manufacturer’s market and to do so from the very start it made its debut in September at IAA, the bi-annual International Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

the design of the concept car Rolls-Royce and the series model Rolls-Royce only subtle differences be detected, e.g. the minor as regards the clock.

Neither layout and nor dimensions of the Ghost were a surprise. As the car’s outward appearance the was already pretty well from the concept car Rolls-Royce described as almost identical to having toured shows and around the world during the year.

The interior of the car was known, as were the essential technical Measuring at rather grand with 212.6in length 61in height (1,550mm) and width (1.948mm) to call the new one a model’ was justified merely by comparison to the huge Rolls-Royce of even larger dimensions.

The family roots were from almost identical clues – and such did include the Rolls-Royce Ghost showed negligible alterations of that view which had ignited comments when it first on the previous model. Another that was familiar from the were the rear-hinged rear However the design was more overall and this Rolls-Royce obviously did appeal more the owner-driver.

Such an impression was too, by the interior design. The compartment was spacious (the Ghost wheelbase was just 1in less than that of the Phantom) and fitted with seats and a driver-oriented instrumentation. A high driver’s position in the tradition of Rolls-Royce gave the what is meant by the salesmen’s ‘authority position’ and that did a clear vision of the car’s

Thus a basic demand was to steer the car precisely even in traffic. A magnitude of electronic units did assist; among were cameras positioned at the front to add all-round visibility and a display projected driving-related directly on to the windscreen in front of the

The optional Night Vision via an infrared-camera positioned in the grille detect the body heat of at up to 300 yards distance; the monitor out of sight behind a veneered not in use. The safety devices were offered as extras a system that warned by the steering wheel when the car a tendency to drift towards lane and Active Cruise could be set to maintain a pre-defined gap from a car in front, reducing to a complete halt if necessary; even re-started and accelerated to the speed as soon the traffic to move again. Front occupants had to compromise somewhat as interior space – result of the being rather voluminous.

On board the Rolls-Royce Ghost was an 8-speed automatic gearbox by ZF and despite all efforts concentrated on layout a gearbox-unit with 8 needed certain space. the bonnet a new twin turbo 6.6 V12 light alloy engine 80% of its torque virtually from

The engine with near figures for bore and … or 88.3/89mm) was of almost square and with a capacity of 6.6 litres, fuel injection and 4 valves per an impressive power was to be expected. to fit twin turbochargers had been reasonable and one result was an enormous of 575 lb ft (780Nm) at 1,500 rpm had been

Hard to fathom if indeed a powerful engine needed to be to an 8-speed gearbox; not least under certain city conditions somewhat hectic were triggered and such wasn’t entirely adequate on a car of calibre. The choice of an 8-speed had its major reason perhaps in an to achieve an acceptable petrol figure of ca. 17mpg (ca.

14 urban circle consumption was with 12mpg (ca.20

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