The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost, which is based on the Rolls-Royce
200EX concept is powered by a brand new 6.6 litre turbo
charged V12 engine unique to Rolls-Royce. This engine develops
563 bhp @ 5250 rpm, and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque @ 1500
rpm. And despite the massive overall weight of nearly three
tons, this powerplant allows for a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds
and a governed top speed of 155 mph. The engine is combined
with an 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox.
Rolls-Royce Director of Engineering, Helmut Riedl said of the
vehicle, "First and foremost Ghost is a Rolls-Royce.
This means that despite its extraordinary performance figures
it has been engineered for effortless composure and refined
power delivery. This is illustrated by the significant levels
of low down torque available which makes pulling away very smooth
and for an exceptionally relaxed driving experience."
Riedl continues, "Rolls-Royce power is entirely different
to anything else in the automotive world. It is delivered free
from stress and exertion but at the same time must engage the
driver. Ghost is about fingertip control while still enjoying
a dynamic connection with the road. Equally passengers need
to be cosseted from the physical sensations of acceleration,
braking and cornering. Our chassis set up keeps Ghost stable
and flat, preventing it from wallowing or pitching in the corners
or imposing undesirable forces on those inside."
The Rolls-Royce Ghost uses an adaptive air suspension system
on all four corners. The fully integrated system allows each
of the Ghost’s dynamic handling systems to work together in
harmony, providing the optimum levels of refinement and comfort
at all times.
The vehicle acoustics also play a vital role in creating the
authentic Rolls-Royce environment. The engine, exhaust and even
tire noise have been engineered to be inaudible as far as possible,
both internally and externally.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Tom Purves,
said, "Ghost is not about a single superlative but rather
a careful blend of attributes. A Rolls-Royce should carry its
power with grace, agility and refinement and this is never achieved
by a focus on outright performance. Mastery comes in creating
a balance and having driven the Ghost again recently I can say
confidently that our engineering team has achieved this in fine
Similar and related vehicles:
Rolls Royce Phantom
Rolls Royce Phantom Black
Phantom Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce 200EX Concept
Rolls-Royce 100EX Concept
Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept