- The new Rolls-Royce Ghost marks the second generation of the car, whose current model starts at about $300,000.
- It looks similar from the outside to the outgoing Ghost, but it has a slightly bigger engine and rides on a new platform.
- Rolls-Royce did not announce pricing or availability at this time.
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The all-new, second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost is here. Visually, it looks very similar to the outgoing model. But what’s changed really lies beneath the surface.
Introduced in 2009, the Ghost was meant to be the smaller and more attainable (hah) Rolls-Royce model — less expensive than the bigger Phantom. It’s undergone some changes since then, including a 2014 refresh and a move to an aluminum space-frame platform that was announced in 2016.
But Rolls-Royce said in creating new Ghost, the only things it carried over were its Spirit of Ecstasy emblem and famous umbrellas. There’s still a twin-turbocharged V12 engine, but it now has a displacement of 6.75 liters instead of 6.6. Power comes to a claimed 563 brake horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, Rolls-Royce said, with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering.
Rolls-Royce didn’t mention how much the new Ghost will cost or when it will be available, but the current car starts at about $300,000. Keep scrolling to learn more about it — and also to see the lovely interior, as Rolls-Royce models always have.
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