The 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost may well be the baddest addition to luxury sedans worldwide, and by bad I mean good.
Yes, the latest luxury sedan put forth by Rolls Royce is solidly positioned as a sort of entry-level piece, with a price tag of around a quarter million dollars.
Entry-level, you ask? Well yes, with the knowledge that sibling Phantom is $380,000. Today’s Ghost also seems to be a bargain when compared to predecessors the Silver Ghosts, which ran from 1906-1926 and are valued well into the millions.
The new Ghost may seem hauntingly familiar, as it was based on the BMW 760Li. BMW owns Rolls-Royce, keep up with me people. Though Rolls-Royce says the 2010 Ghost only shares around 20 percent of its construction with the 760Li, and expresses that most of the new Ghost is all-new and exclusive to the Rolls brand. Don’t be so touchy guys, I love both.
So what is under the hood of this beast, er, Ghost? Concealed by a glamorous hood is an all-new twin-turbo V12, slightly larger than BMW’s version. The power plant puts out 563 horsepower and utilizes an 8-speed automatic transmission sourced from BMW. The sheer power from this luxury engine eases the fact that it is still a Rolls-Royce, and therefore not exactly the anorexic supermodel of luxury cars, but rather a plus-sized jewel. Here’s a fun fact: Back in the day, Rolls-Royce didn’t exactly quote engine output, but rather said it was “sufficient”. You sly cats.
It is also suitable and stylish for daily driving, where the bulkier Rolls-Royce Phantom is more for special occasions and luxury car chauffeur services. Not that a Rolls-Royce Phantom chauffeured is something I would turn my nose up at, but if I were in the market for a daily driver, and wanted a Rolls, I would select the new Ghost. Not sold? Try our new Rolls-Royce Ghost rental.
While the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost will likely be the main seller for the luxury company, it is still going to be rare for people to experience an uhm…ghostly encounter!
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