Rolls-Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce Ghost

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The new 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is the latest half British and half German ultra-luxury car to come from the storied auto manufacturer. The Ghost is the entry-level car, priced well below the larger Phantom , which will set you back $380,000.

The 2010 Ghost was going to be good; there were no doubts about that. It’s based on the BMW 760Li , but Rolls says that the Ghost is only 20 percent BMW. Rolls-Royce is also quick to point out that everything you see and touch is all-new for the model. Like all Rolls-Royce models, the new Ghost is seriously luxurious.

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We have online configurators coming out of our ears lately, but it shouldn’t surprise us that Rolls Royce has opted to extend the configuration process to a place that may be a little more convenient for some. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced a new iPhone and iPod touch application that will allow potential drivers to customize Rolls-Royce’s newest model; the Rolls-Royce Ghost .

With this new application, customers can choose from twelve standard paint finishes, three different wheel styles, and visible exhausts. They also have the option of a Silver Satin bonnet which is only available on the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Following the app to the inside of the car leaves the customer to choose from eight different leather colors and five veneer designs including Dark Wenge and Malabar. The finished products designed by potential drivers can also be saved in the app’s virtual garage.

In addition to customizing the Rolls-Royce Ghost, this application can also give the customer the vehicle’s specifications and direct them to the nearest Rolls-Royce dealership. If the potential driver is still not ready to make a final decision, the application comes with videos and images of the Rolls-Royce Ghost as the extra push needed to convince the potential driver to go out a buy one.

The best part about this application is that it is downloadable and FREE! All one has to do is hit up the app store and click install. We do have a complaint though; the application takes a long time to download compared to other applications, which is understandable considering the information that has to be downloaded. Other than that, the application is pretty self-explanatory and easy to use. There are obviously not a ton of different options to choose from, but we could say the same for some online configurators out there too.

Hit the jump for the press release.

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We understand the love for cars, we really do, but we were thinking this guy was going WAY too far in his attempt to get a little closer to the Rolls Royce Ghost . Yes, the car is a total dream with a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563bhp and 780 NM of torque and a jump from 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds. The sound system belts out at 600 Watts of sound delivered through a 10-channel amplifier and 16 speakers. The Rolls Royce even has $4000.00 umbrellas installed in the front doors. Like we said, the car is a dream that allows for Batman-type accessories with the class and sophistication of a Rolls Royce .

By the way, he wasn’t really “enjoying” the Rolls Royce as much as it looks like he was. He was actually cleaning off a smudge they found on the car right before it was shipped to its owner. He took off his jeans to ensure the paint would not get scratched. Now that’s what we call dedication.

It’s not very often to hear about a tuning package for a model like Rolls Royce Ghost. But Mansory has prepared something very special for the Geneva Motor Show. Their tuning package combines most precious materials with elaborate performance, individual appearance and stylish interior refinements.

For the engine Mansory used enlarged bi-turbo chargers, an ECU optimization, sports manifold and the sports catalysers and they obtained an impressive 720 hp and 780 NM of torque. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4,4 seconds and top speed goes up to an impressive 192 mph.

The exterior is painted in a combination of Gold and Blue, a new front skirt, a modified radiator grill insert and 22" wheels. The interior combines delicate leather with diamond-quilted ornaments.

Press release after the jump.

If having your very own Rolls Royce Ghost wasn’t enough, then you can purchase this tuned-up Ghost from Deutsche Manufaktur for a princely sum of €450,000 – or $666,000.

Calling it the ‘Numero Uno’, Deutsche Manufaktur outfitted the Ghost with a plethora of upgrades on the car’s aerodynamics, design, and performance. Among the key additions include a new set of front and rear spoilers, new headlight shades, a new grille, adjustable tint glasses, and a set of 20-inch forged and diamond-polished wheels, which comes in three designs - Y-Star wheel design. Black Fireball design. Lightning Speed design - that prospective customers can choose from.

The car is available at the James List website where you can make purchase for the previously mentioned exorbitant sum.

Press release after the jump.

Source: Jameslist

The illustrious English automaker unveiled the 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost luxury saloon at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year to compete with other high end dream rides like the Bentley Continental . And while they did manage to point out the 21st century Ghost will be the most powerful vehicle that Rolls Royce Motor Cars has ever produced, they remained tight lipped about how much the new Ghost was going to retail for. That is until now. Powered by an all new 6.6 Liter twin turbocharged V12 that pumps out 563 HP and 575 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight speed automatic ZF gearbox, the combination is enough to send the Ghost from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.7 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH all while returning an estimated 20.8 MPG.

Taking the opportunity to clear the air at the LA Auto Show, Rolls Royce has recently announced that the 2011 Ghost will go on sale for the mere sum of $245,000 as well as the fact that the English coach builder is working on a gas/electric version of the Ghost that will be based around the same hybrid drivetrain that is found in its Bavarian cousin, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 . However you can expect to pay a bit more to go green.

Source: egmcartech

In an effort to hop aboard the hybrid bandwagon, perennial luxury carmaker, Rolls Royce recently announced of their plans to produce a hybrid drivetrain for the new Ghost sedan that will effectively cut the car’s gas-guzzling capabilities by as much as 15%.

The word floating around is that since the Ghost uses the a platform that was pegged from the BMW 7-Series , the new hybrid version of the Ghost will also use the same ActiveHybrid 7-Series from BMW .

According to Autocar, the hybrid model of the Ghost will still come with the same 6.2-liter V12 engine found on the traditional model, but with the addition of an electric motor that’s integrated into the Ghost’s eight-speed auto transmission, which if form holds, will amount to the hybrid Ghost saving 15% of its fuel compared to the traditional counterpart.

If plans move along – and they are moving rather quickly, as a matter of fact – we could very well see a hybrid Rolls Royce – who would’ve thought that day would come – rolling out of production lots sooner than we thought.

Source: Autocar UK
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The automotive essence of luxury, Rolls Royce is releasing their latest model, the Ghost into one of the richest regions on the planet. Like all the Rolls Royce models, the new Ghost comes with elevated prow, long bonnet, short front overhang, sharply raked A-pillar and elegant tail, but adds self-righting wheel centers and the Xenon headlamps and curved intakes. It will be available in 12 exterior colors, contrasting with Silver Satin finish for the bonnet, grille and windscreen surround.

Rolls-Royce Introduces New Ghost To The Middle East Market

The 2010 Ghost will be powered by a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563bhp and 780 NM of torque (most powerful car that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has ever produced). This power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds and to hit a top speed electronically limited to 155 MPH. The engine is mated to an eight-speed, shift-by-wire, automatic ZF gearbox and has a fuel consumption of 20.8 MPG.

Press release after the jump.

We’re hoping that we’ve seen the worst out of this global economic crisis. After all, the entire auto industry seems to have suffered enough, don’t you think?

But you can’t say that the economic woes have put a leash on people’s interest in theRolls Royce Ghost .

According to Tom Purves, Rolls Royce’s CEO, the 2010 Ghost has generated over 1,200 interested customers – a surprising number even for the standards of Rolls Royce’s ‘mini-Phantom’ sedan.

It’s easy to see why Rolls Royce is ecstatic over the interest the Ghost is generating considering the recession is far from finished. But then again, in a time like this, good news becomes great news and great news becomes ecstatic celebrations.

While Purves acknowledges that the general level of interest for the Ghost is more than what they expected, the company nevertheless remains cautiously optimistic, that they can build on car’s strong reception.

"We’re not convinced we’re out of this recession yet," he says. "We know what we’re going to build in the next three months, then we’ll take it quarter by quarter from there."

In any event, Rolls Royce is expected to make around 2000 Ghost models per year and if the interest for the car is any indication, we’re thinking that we’ll be seeing a lot of Ghosts our on the road soon.

Source: Motor Trend

In March at the Geneva Motor Show Rolls Royce brought the 200EX Concept . It was previewing a new model series, known until now as the "baby Rolls Royce." The new Ghost takes its inspiration from contemporary furniture, architecture and yachts but also in the spirit of the 1930s.

Rolls Royce Ghost

Like all the Rolls Royce models, the new Ghost comes with elevated prow, long bonnet, short front overhang, sharply raked A-pillar and elegant tail, but adds self-righting wheel centers and the Xenon headlamps and curved intakes. It will be available in 12 exterior colors, contrasting with Silver Satin finish for the bonnet, grille and windscreen surround.

Rolls Royce Ghost

The 2010 Ghost will be powered by a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563bhp and 780 NM of torque (most powerful car that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has ever produced). This power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and to hit a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. The engine is mated to an eight-speed, shift-by-wire, automatic ZF gearbox and has a fuel consumption of 20.8 mpg.

Rolls Royce announced at the LA Auto Show that the 2011 Ghost will retail for $245,000 and that they are working on a gas/electric version of the Ghost that will be based around the same hybrid drivetrain that is found in its Bavarian cousin, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

UPDATE 06/01/2010: We were able to take the Rolls Royce Ghost for a luxurious drive. See what we thought by clicking here for our review .

Press release after the jump.


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