Rolls-Royce Ghost Test Drive and Review-- Video Test Drive with Chris Moran
A test drive in a 2010 Rolls-Royce with Chris Moran. Rich people are different from the rest of us. Their wants and needs involve parameters and details completely foreign to the proletariat. While we use our vehicles for transportation, utility and sport, the rich view their automobiles as a necessary accoutrement to their elevated lifestyles.
For the ultra-wealthy, an appropriate equivalent might be an original Remington bronze or Picasso painting. And just as they need art in their mansions, they need beautiful transportation. The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost lives up to those lofty requirements by simultaneously being a rolling work of art and a status symbol beyond reproach.
Like access to the Queen, our time with the Ghost was strictly limited, so comprehensive driving impressions will have to wait. But what we did get was a rare glimpse into what the world's richest inhabitants will enjoy when the Ghost goes on sale this year. And as you'd expect, life is good on this side of the financial Bell Curve.
In the world of automobiles, there are better vehicles than the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost. Some may feature more complex and innovative engineering. Others may provide more performance. There are certainly more expensive and exclusive cars.
But none of these facts matter. To those attracted to the newest, smaller Roller, what matters more is how the Ghost goes about its business of enhancing a well-off individual's life.
Certainly, the engineering is solid. It's what you'd expect of Rolls-Royce's caretakers at BMW. Approximately 20-percent of what's used in the Ghost is related to the current and previous generation BMW 7 Series. In other words, Rolls-Royce started with premium stock and went no where but up.
Certainly, the 2010 Ghost has more street presence than BMW's flagship. The differences are so great that most would never know the two were related, even with the knowledge that the hallowed British marque is under German control.
The Ghost's lines are artfully drawn, not a bit fussy or over done. They are simple and elegant, and impart a sense of solidity. Important details such as the coach doors (otherwise referred to as "suicide" doors by the unwashed masses) allowed designers to make a single element of the front and rear door handles. The design simply looks right. Tiny details reinforce the aura, including the "RR" centers that spin freely within the wheels so the logo remains upright at all times.
While there's not much to set the Rolls apart at the rear -- those chromed Exhaust tips are a $3,200 option -- up front the car's heritage is unmistakable. Set off by the optional $5,000 Silver Satin Bonnet finish, the smaller-than-on-the-Phantom recessed grille looks appropriately updated and none-too-large given its surroundings. The strong horizontal shape of the Xenon headlamps (with integrated running LEDs) accentuates the fenders and provides another familial styling cue. A single line of turn signal LEDs rest directly below the main lamps, and standard foglights would apparently be gauche.
And, of course, one cannot overlook the Spirit of Ecstasy. She's been the brand's mascot since the very beginning, and looks remarkable for being 99 years old. She first adorned a Rolls-Royce in 1911, and has been used in various poses ever since. To protect against theft and in the event of a collision with a pedestrian, she quickly retracts into the faux radiator shell. Find her image in the gallery and look at how lovingly she was sculpted. If you look close enough, you can see how her young eyes look eagerly ahead. While setting a good example for all, her eager attitude is warranted given the performance available from the Ghost.
Based on the twin-turbo V12 from the fourth-generation E66 7-Series, the Ghost's engine has been stroked from 6.0 to 6.6 liters and produces 563 horsepower at 5,250 rpm with 575 pound-feet of torque at just 1,500 rpm. The gearbox is based on a unit spreading through BMW's ranks, the excellent ZF eight-speed automatic.
Rolls-Royce Phantom - DOCUMENTARY
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is a saloon automobile made in England by
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a BMW subsidiary. The convertible is known as the
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. The Drophead Coupé was launched in
2007 and the saloon was launched in 2003 and it is the first model
introduced during the BMW era. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, and
the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, are both based on the 2003 Phantom. -
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Rolls Royce Day Around the Mountains of Austria
I had one of the best days when my Aston Martin-Rolls Royce car dealer
called me up to offer me to test drive two Rolls Royce Phantoms, and drive
them in a nice tour with a group of people around the country of Austria..
I tried so hard to include most of that trip in the video.. I hope you will
enjoy it.. The trip was for 10 hours, we drove mostly 7-8 hours and the
rest were for lunch and breaks..
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Rolls-Royce Phantom video review - autocar.co.uk
This is the new Rolls-Royce Phantom. Chief among the upgrades is the
addition of an imperceptibly smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox. So is
this still the pinnacle of luxury travel? Watch and find out.
2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Tech Demo Exposed Inside & Out
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost extended wheelbase is
one of the most luxurious vehicles on the market today. Not only does it
have a twin turbocharged V-12 but the
car also has every bit of modern technology that you can purchase on a
modern vehicle today. In this technical demonstration video we get to know
the Ghost a little better and check out some of the features that make the
Rolls-Royce Ghost such a unique and luxurious ride.
Inside The Rolls Royce Ghost
I had the oportunity to get into this brand new Rolls Royce Ghost during
the inauguration of Neubauer's new car dealers (including Lamborghini,
Jaguar and McLaren). The comfort is supreme and the silence is gold. The
smell from the leather is not agressive like in new cars but smells so good
and smooth. I especially like the button to close the door and the umbrella
in the door. Enjoy !
2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost extended wheelbase is
obviously a car that you won't see on every street corner. At just over
$350,000 it is one of the the most luxurious, exclusive and expensive cars
that you can purchase. So if you are a car guy or gal, this must be one of
the cars that you probably want to drive at some point in your life. In
other words, it is a bucket list ride. In this first drive review video
Roman gets to check-off the Rolls-Royce Ghost from his bucket list.
Rolls Royce Ghost - In Depth Tour & Showcase
Our Rolls Royce Ghost is the king of super-luxury cars, its suicide doors
date back from the first few Rolls Royce's ever made. Its elegant interior
captures Rolls Royce's tradition as it boasts pure wood and sumptuous
leather which feels incredibly comfortable. The Rolls Royce Ghost also
boasts an incredibly powerful V12 engine that produces 563 bhp enough to
hurl the Ghost to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.
Our Rolls Royce Ghost is Jubilee Silver, with a full Seashell interior.
Other features include:
• Satellite Navigation
• Cruise Control
• On Board Computer
• Park Distance Control
• Electric Seats
• Climate Control
• Adjustable Steering Column
• Air Bag & passenger Air Bag
• Power Steering
• Electric Front Window
• Bi-xenon Adaptive Headlights
• Metallic Paint
• Alarm System
• Central Door Locking
• LED Accented Headlights
• CD Player
• IPod Connectivity
• Front Arm Rest
• Passenger Airbag
• Rear/Side Blinds
• Reversing Camera
• 20 Inch Alloys
• iDrive System
Specifications & Technical Features:
The Rolls Royce Ghost has a V12 engine which produces a fair 563 bhp. This
gives the Rolls Royce Ghost an ability to hit 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds.
Other features include:
• Front Engined
• Jubilee Silver
• Rear Wheel Drive
• Right Hand Drive
• Traction Control
• Electronic Stability Program
• 6,000 RPM Max
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Rolls Royce vs Maybach
It's a battle of the barges as The Sunday Times' InGear reviewers drive the
Rolls Royce Phantom and the Maybach 62. Which limo best cossets a
2013 Rolls Royce Series II Ghost Red In Detail (1080p FULL HD)
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles
based at the Goodwood plant in West Sussex, England. The factory is located
across from the historic Goodwood Circuit in Goodwood, West Sussex,
England. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW and is the current producer
of Rolls-Royce branded automobiles, whose historical production dates back
to 1904 through Rolls-Royce Limited and Rolls-Royce Motors.
2003+ Phantom (saloon)—Launched in January 2003 at Detroit's North
American International Auto Show, this is the first model from Rolls-Royce
Motor Cars Limited, a BMW Group subsidiary having no corporate connection
with the previous Rolls-Royce Motors company apart from the trademarks
mentioned above. The car has a 6.75 L V12 engine sourced from BMW, but most
components are unique to the car. Parts are sourced from Continental Europe
and the UK. Assembly, leather work, wood work, and finishing is carried out
in a new factory in Goodwood near Chichester, Sussex. The cars are
available in normal and extended wheelbase, and prices start at about
2007+ Phantom Drophead Coupé (convertible)
2008+ Phantom Coupé (coupe)
2010+ Ghost (saloon)—Rolls Royce announced in September 2006 that it will
develop a new four-door model named Ghost. The Ghost will be smaller than
the previous Rolls Royce automobile launched, the Phantom. Only 20% of the
components would be sourced from BMW F01 7 Series, and it will be
positioned below the Phantom and with a price range between US$250,000 and
For earlier models, see the List of Rolls-Royce motor cars and the timeline
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