Flying Rolls-Royce Ghost Does Vertical Takeoff, Looks So Lavish

As I normaly like to do when talking about flying vehicles, I'll mention the start contrast between the projected technological progress that determined 1950s aficioandos to expect the 2000s would bring flying cars and the much less impressive reality that currently surrounds us.
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Then again, while flying cars are still a rarity and certainly can't be find in showrooms across the world, recent times have seen rendering artists making efforts to change this.

Let's take the brief clip at the bottom of the page, for instance. This pixel manipulation allows us to see a Rolls-Royce Ghost that might just be able to take one from A to B without depending on the road network.

Well below the Spirit Of Ecstasy, we find jet engines hidden inside the wheels of the luxury sedan, with this allowing for neat maneuvers such as a vertical takeoff.

Of course, this also means one can store such a machine in a garage that doesn't need a driveway, as you'll easily notice in the video

Back to life, back to reality

Returning to real life, I'll remind you that Rolls-Royce is preparing to introduce a new generation for the Ghost. We're talking about an all-new model, since the current incarnation of the lavish four-door has been with us since 2010.

The newcomer, which has already been spotted in prototype form (here are some recent spyshots), is expected to land late next year or in the first part of 2021.

We'll find a slightly more compact version of the platform that underpins the new Phantom and Cullinan under the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Motivation will come from the familiar twin-turbo V12, which provides the famous low-end torque. However, since the automotive producer is considering electrification, we might see this kind of tech used on the Ghost, albeit probably further down the line.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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