Built on the British carmaker’s ‘Architecture of Luxury’ aluminum spaceframe chassis and packing a 571-hp 6.7-liter twin-turbo V12, it’s the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet.
The exterior does not feature any radical changes from the previous model, apart from the redesigned front end and the minor upgrades for the rear bumper and taillights.
For someone who is used to this level of luxury, stepping inside a vehicle like this might not be something special, but for the average person like myself, the experience is a bit overwhelming.
Once you climb into the driver’s seat, you’re instantly transported to an alternate reality where everything is perfect.
The quality of every single component and material used is astonishing. The trims are, of course, made from solid wood, while the vents, door trims, handles, or various buttons that look like metal are made from actual solid metal and not some chromed plastic.
The steering wheel blends a discrete, classic design with the convenience of modern-day multifunctional buttons perfectly, and the same flawless combination is found behind it, on the gauge cluster where analog meets digital in a way that will make you question which is which.
As you would expect, the huge front seats are incredibly comfortable and incorporate all conceivable features like heating, ventilation, massage, and a huge number of adjustments. Between them, the armrest hides a storage compartment that includes a USB-C port and a conventional 12V socket.
Moving on to the rear, the doors can also be closed electronically, with a push of a button; they can also be opened effortlessly by only pulling the door handle.
Rear entertainment touchscreens slide down from the back of the front seats by pressing a button. Occupants can also control the interface using the controller integrated into the armrest, which also hides a small fridge. The latter comes with two crystal champagne glasses and offers just enough room for a bottle.
Whether you choose to drive or be driven in the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, you’re in for the experience of a lifetime. The interior is so amazing and comfortable that you'll probably want to live in it forever.
Those who are interested in commissioning a Ghost will have to pay over $320,000 for the privilege - and that's before any bespoke personalization comes into play. The extended wheelbase version is a bit more expensive, starting at around $350,000, but that’s a small price to pay for those who prefer to be driven and could use the extra room.