While the vast majority of people will never have the opportunity to drive a Rolls-Royce Ghost, this comprehensive review gives us a detailed look at the British automaker’s latest offering.
Much like the current-generation Phantom, the 2021 Ghost only has an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, design over its predecessor. While some pundits probably would have liked Rolls-Royce to go in a radical new direction with the all-new Ghost, doing so likely wouldn’t have gone over too well with the company’s customers.
Most of Doug DeMuro’s review is focused on the interior of the new Ghost, and that’s to be expected as the cabin is the highlight of the car. For starters, the Ghost has extremely soft and fluffy floor mats and also comes with the company’s Starlight headliner. As many owners of the Ghost like to be chauffeured around, Rolls-Royce spent a considerable amount of time ensuring the second-row is as comfortable as possible.
The front is also a lovely place to sit. Adorning the seats and door panels of the example tested is supple white leather and a number of high-end aluminum and wooden accents.
Powering the 2021 Ghost is a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 with 563 hp at 5,000 rpm and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque available from just 1,600 rpm. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels. Rolls-Royce says the luxury sedan hits 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 155 mph (250 km/h).