It has already been over a decade the previous generation Rolls Royce Ghost came out and badly needed a refresh. Now the latest addition of the premium luxury saloon is finally here and it is more beautiful and elegant than it was ever before. Although from a distance the new one will look more or less the same as the previous generation but a closer look will help you to notice the finer details and other refinements. However, things get interesting on the inside of the opulent saloon as well as the underneath.
“2021 Rolls Royce gets a completely new platform”
The 2021 Rolls Royce now gets a completely new platform of its own like its bigger brothers the Phantom and the Cullinan whereas the previous Ghost shared its platform with the F01 2008 BMW 7-series. This perhaps is the biggest change to the new generation Rolls Royce and the automaker claims that switching to Rolls Royce’s modular Architecture of Luxury platform has supposedly made the new model lighter and stronger as well as ensuring that the engineers have more room to work with.
“new Rolls Royce Ghost has become both longer and wider”
From the outside the new Rolls Royce Ghost has become both longer and wider at the same time with the overall length of the luxury saloon growing by 3.5 inches to 218.3 inches in total and the width increasing my 1.2 inches to 77.9 inches. However, the length of the wheelbase still remains the same sitting at 129.7-inches.
When it comes to features it’s pretty much still the same as before but with more refinements here and there along with some necessary improvements. The 2021 Ghost still has iconic the ‘suicide’ doors that are widely popular to Youtubers and music makers since they were initially introduced back in 2003. But now you get the feature to open them with the press of a switch which Rolls Royce has largely focused on and described in a rather extravagant matter in the official press release today making it seem a lot overcomplicated than it actually is.
Still retaining a V12 unlike, some of the other luxury car makers (Yes Mercedes I’m talking about you!), the Ghost can now go from 0 to 60mph within 4.8 seconds thanks to the twin turbo 6.8litre engine producing 568 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque which is same as the Cullinan from which the Ghost received the engine from. Although the top speed has only been limited to 155mph and unlike other car manufacturers wanting to flex their V12 Rolls Royce is going the other way completely. With implementation of advanced soundproofing technology which has been further developed for the 2021 Ghost the company doesn’t want the slightest sound of the roaring 12-cylinder engine to get inside the car cabin and wants to ensure a rather soothing experience by adding over 220 pounds of acoustic damping as well as double glazing and felt insulation within the twin-section of the floor and bulkhead.
Rolls Royce also talked about the Ghost’s new planar suspension system along with some technical illustrations which along with the regular dampers and air springs will provide a near stable experience like you’ve never had before. Overall, the new 2021 Rolls Royce Ghost is an amazing package and will surely cost you a fortune to buy one when it come out but hey! Luxury doesn’t come in cheap does it?