Rolls-Royce is busy preparing the next Ghost for subsequent reveal and launch. This Ghost will be the British automaker’s third all-new model after the Phantom and its first-ever SUV, Cullinan.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost will be sold alongside the aforementioned cars and will leverage the company’s new aluminium-intensive architecture. The aim is to offer similar levels of luxury and refinement in a package slightly smaller and less expensive than the full-bore Phantom.
The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost will reportedly sit on an all-new architecture.
Of course, Rolls-Royce is not moving away from its design cues, imparting the Ghost with a parthenon grille, coach doors, and tapered tail-end. The new Ghost will be more compact than the Phantom making it easier (than the latter at least) to be chauffeured around over busy streets. The prototype’s front fascia seems to have rakish LED headlamps, while the overall silhouette of the car appears to be lower and slimmer.
Rolls-Royce will expectedly make use of its massive 6.6-litre turbocharged V12 motor for the Ghost. This engine is refined, punchy, and widely renowned to get really angry when pressed. The anger translates to rapidly climbing numbers on the speedo, without the occupants feeling the rush, typical of Rolls-Royce. Similar to the BMW M760Li, the Ghost will also send its power to the rear wheels through a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
There are no spy shots available of the interior yet. This being a Rolls-Royce, the interior is equally, if not more, as important an aspect of the car as the rest of it. It’s unlikely the Ghost will have a ‘Gallery’ interior similar to a Phantom’s. However, given the Ghost’s younger clientele, we can expect a host of new technology on offer.
With arch-rival Bentley about to reveal an all-new Flying Spur, Rolls-Royce doesn't want to be left behind.
The biggest change to the upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost will be the chassis. Unlike the current Ghost which sits on a platform shared with the BMW 7-Series, the new iteration will have a new architecture altogether.
This is an important update to the stately saloon since its prime rival, the Bentley Flying Spur, will make its debut later this year. The Flying B will share its underpinnings with the Porsche Panamera and styling and interior cues from the new Bentley Continental GT. Expect Rolls-Royce to debut the Ghost by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
Spy Shots Credit: Evo