Rolls-Royce has just debuted the all-new Ghost at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Available in two variants, Ghost and Ghost Extended, all-new Ghost is bespoke for each customer’s specification.
The Ghost series has been the marque’s most successful model in 116-year history and the new model adopts a minimalist, post-opulent design, entirely appropriate for this current era. The all-new Ghost model will bring over the famed Spirit of Ecstasy and signature umbrellas from the previous model.
For the first time, the Spirit of Ecstasy is not surrounded by panel lines but rather stands sits within her own ‘lake’ of bonnet. Also, a first for Rolls-Royce series, new Ghost has 20 LEDs underneath the top of the radiator grille subtly illuminate the metal vanes, creating a restrained glow.
One of the reason clients keep returning back to marque is the comfort ride. Thanks to the new proprietary aluminium spaceframe architecture which provides strength, rigidity and the acoustic properties to deliver Rolls-Royce’s highly vaunted ‘magic carpet ride’. To add more agile on the Ghost, it has all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering so clients can travel anywhere no matter how tough is the road conditions. An all-new suspension system has been installed on the Ghost which features a world-first ‘Planar Suspension System’. Combined with self-levelling, high- volume air suspension technology, stability control, self-drying braking systems, Satellite Aided Transmission, and the ‘flagbearer’ system which consists of a stereo camera system integrated in the windscreen to see the road ahead, new Ghost achieves unprecedented levels of ride comfort and control for a motor car.
Powering the new Ghost is the hallmark Rolls-Royce 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine. It produces 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb ft to power the Ghost from 0-100km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds.
New Ghost’s driveability is further enhanced with LED and laser headlights which provide more than 600m of illuminated range, vision assist, including day- and night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning; alertness assistant; a four-camera system with panoramic view, all-round visibility and helicopter view; active cruise control; collision warning; cross-traffic warning; lane departure and lane change warning; an industry-leading 7×3 high-resolution head-up display; Wi- Fi hotspot; self-park; and the very latest navigation and entertainment systems.
The doors on the new Ghost power assistance to open where you’re from the inside or outside. More techs such as on-board longitudinal and transverse sensors, as well as G-force sensors fitted to each door, allow the same speed of door operation regardless of hill or driveway angles.
A new Micro Environment Purification System (MEPS), creates the cleanest micro-environment available within the cabin of the new Ghost. The system detects ambient air quality, automatically switching fresh air intakes to Recirculation Mode if unacceptable levels of airborne contaminants are present. Best of all, it is capable of purging the Rolls-Royce’s micro environment in less than two minutes.
If you need quietness, the Ghost has more than 100kg of acoustic insulation so clients can be in the zone to catch a breather or working while travelling. The sedan also offers a crazily spacious 507 litre boot capacity so you can bring your essential items when driving. When you need to get entertained while riding the new Ghost, Bespoke Audio offers an 18 channel, 18 speaker, 1300W audiophile grade system for premium immersive audio experience. The fabled Starlight Headliner, now with shooting star feature, has in effect been transformed into a large speaker.
Continuing the contemporary and minimalist theme in the interior, only the very finest materials; leathers, woods and metals have been utilised. Only the very best quality 20 half hides comprise 338 panels on the interior of Ghost’s suite with complex, busy stitchwork eschewed for scant but incredibly long and perfectly straight lines.
A new illuminated Ghost fascia ensure the Ghost wordmark is lit evenly, a 2mm-thick light guide is used, featuring more than 90,000 laser-etched dots across the surface. This not only disperses the light evenly but creates a twinkling effect as the eye moves across the fascia, echoing the subtle sparkle of the Starlight Headliner.
A Champagne fridge is provided between the rear seats and was developed with the assistance of a Master Sommelier. The refrigerator operates two cooling modes, chilling to six degrees and 11 degrees.
If you even want a better rear space, the Ghost Extended is the one to go for. It offers 170mm more space than Ghost, providing more rear legroom than any four-seat sedan in its segment. The designers worked to cloak the extra length by only extending the rear door and body around the rear door apertures, preserving the lines of the car.
Rolls-Royce has confirmed the price of the new Ghost in Malaysia. Pricing before options and taxes:
Ghost price starts from RM 1,450,000
Ghost Extended price starts from RM1,650,000
Actual pricing is dependent on customer specifications, each Rolls-Royce is bespoke. Rolls-Royce Service Inclusive is available on all new car purchases with a four-year, unlimited mileage warranty* with options for an additional two, three, or five years ownership packages. Rolls-Royce TeleServices offers condition-based servicing while Rolls-Royce Assist ensures 24/7 roadside assistance in times of a vehicle emergency.
*except for commercial use
You can head over to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars KL to look for Chris Chin, Head of Sales (+603-7960 2333) to make an appointment for viewing or bespoke your favourite Rolls-Royce model today. The showroom opens Monday – Friday at 9am to 6p meanwhile on Saturday the showroom will be open from 9am till 1pm. The showroom is closed on Sunday.