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 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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Car Tour -- Rolls-Royce Ghost (2011)
In-depth tour of a 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost, giving you an opportunity to see
and learn about the majority of exterior and interior features that make
this the more driver-oriented model of the Rolls-Royce family.
This video was improvised (i.e. no script), so please excuse the occasional
fumble for words. As someone who's logged 1000s of miles with RRs and BMWs
you'll have to excuse my many references to both cars, but the Ghost does
borrow a lot from the BMW 7-series. I may make a video of my Alpina B7 in
the future just to underline the similarity of their interior features.
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1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V Limousine w/ Body By James Young Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the very rare and quite unique
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MSRP 2014 : $284,900
Capacity - 6.6L TT V12
Power - 624hp @ 5600rpm
Torque - 590lb-ft @ 1500rpm
0-60mph - 4.4 sec
Top Speed - 155 mph
Consumption - 13/21mpg 15mpg combined est.
Weight - 5380 lb.
Length - 17'-4"
Width - 6'-5"
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addition of an imperceptibly smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox. So is
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Rolls-Royce Ghost--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review 2012 Chris Moran
Rolls-Royce Ghost--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review with Chris Moran.
Presented by D&M Motorsports.
Introduced for model year 2010 as the second all-new Rolls-Royce under
parent company BMW's ownership, the Ghost is a slightly smaller, sleeker
and less-costly alternative to the statelier Phantom. Of course
"less-costly" is a relative term when referring a car that, starting around
$250,000, costs as much as a nice house or condo in many areas of the U.S.
As with the Phantom, the Ghost is a combination of contemporary German
technology and classic British artisanship. The car's spaceframe body and
engine come from Deutschland, while the interior trim and final assembly
continues to hail from England.
We got to spend several days living with the Rolls-Royce Ghost, and truth
be told it made us feel like a media mogul rather than a mere automotive
Unlike the Phantom, which is also available in a "Drophead Coupe"
convertible, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is only offered as a "saloon," as
four-door cars are called in the U.K. It comes wrapped in broad-shouldered
styling that is both formal and aggressive. The automaker's traditional
upright chrome grille caps the front end, flanked by narrow Xenon
headlamps. A tall beltline runs the length of the car with a bit of a curve
to it and meets the gently sloping roofline at a well rounded rear-end
treatment. At a massive 212.6 inches long, the Ghost fit in our garage with
only a few inches to spare.
Wide-opening rear-hinged "suicide" doors make ingress and egress into the
Rolls-Royce Ghost's voluminous rear cabin easier; an electronic lock
prevents these doors from being opened while the car is moving. As the
car's heritage warrants, the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament resides just
above the front grille. However, in a high-tech nod to the realities of
modern motoring, it automatically retracts into the vehicle when the Ghost
is parked for the sake of security. A cap at the center of each wheel is
engineered to rotate separately so that the "R-R" logo remains upright at
Our tester came in a Claret (i.e maroon) paint treatment with the extra
cost ($5,750) silver satin bonnet (hood) treatment that we found a bit
garish, though it proved to be an attention getter.
Under the Rolls-Royce Ghost's long hood resides a 6.6-liter V12 engine that
generates a generous 563 horsepower and is strong
enough to propel this nearly 5,500-pound vehicle to 60 mph in a claimed 4.7
seconds. All those horses are channeled to the rear wheels via an
eight-speed automatic transmission, and tradition dictates that it's
operated via a column-mounted shift lever. In this case it's BMW's
electronic gear-select system in which you push the lever up for reverse,
down for drive and depress an end button in to put the transmission in
park; it works well enough but half the time we accidentally engaged the
windshield wiper stalk instead. The powertrain delivers smooth and
stunningly quick acceleration on demand, yet remains docile around town so
as not to overpower a driver. The Ghost is rated at meek 13-city/20-highway
mpg fuel economy, which should be of little consequence to a well-heeled
The Rolls-Royce Ghost rides on a sophisticated double wishbone suspension
up front with a multi-link array at the rear and automatic damping
height-adjustable shock absorbers at all four corners. It delivers a smooth
ride yet remains surprisingly tractable through the curves. While the car's
easygoing steering creates a certain disconnected feeling from the road,
hairpin turns and sudden curves didn't seem to unnerve the suspension, with
only a modest amount of stability control intervention coming to the fore
during the most-extreme maneuvers. The car was rock solid and smooth
sailing at highway speeds, with the ability to leap fairly athletically
from one lane to another when called upon. We felt a few bumps and jolts
over pockmarked pavement, due largely we suspect to the standard run-flat
tires (which by nature are stiffer than conventional rubber), but by the
same token the ride is never floaty or bouncy, which will certainly spare
rear-seat riders from ever feeling seasick in this land yacht.
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The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a luxury saloon from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The
"Ghost" nameplate, named in honour of the Silver Ghost, a car first
produced in 1906, was announced in April 2009 at the Auto Shanghai
show. During development, the Ghost was known as the "RR04." Designed
as a smaller, "more measured, more realistic car" than the Phantom,
aiming for a lower price category for Rolls-Royce models, the retail price
is around £170,000 (US$255,000). The production model was officially
unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 17 cm longer option Ghost
Extended Wheelbase was introduced 2011. The Ghost was designed by Andreas
Thurner and engineered by Helmut Riedl, who led the development of the
larger Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Ghost, codenamed RR04 during its
design phase, was developed to compete with vehicles significantly less
expensive than the Phantom, such as the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
The car is based on a heavily modified platform shared with BMW's latest
7-Series, called the F01 platform. The company concedes that 20% of
parts are common to both cars. The Ghost has a 129.7-inch (3,290 mm)
wheelbase, roof height, bonnet height and track widths all of its own, and
the Ghost uses Phantom-style air springs. The car also shares the FlexRay
electronic system with its larger stablemate. The car has a kerb weight
of 5,445 lb (2,470 kg).
Like other current Rolls-Royce models, the Ghost uses parent company BMW's
iDrive user interface; unlike the Phantom series, the Spirit of Ecstasy
hood ornament along with more functions, are controlled using the system.
Two-tone car (2012-)
It is a version of Rolls-Royce Ghost with Infinity Black and Cassiopeia
Silver body colours, lambswool floor mats.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Geneva motor show.
Ghost Six Senses concept (2012)
It is a concept vehicle encapsulating the richness of experience that comes
as standard with any Rolls-Royce. It includes Carrara White body colour,
forged alloy wheels, Walnut Burr veneer with with diagonally-oriented,
brown oak cross-banding.
Ghost Art Deco car (2012-)
It is a version of Ghost with Art Deco-inspired interior detailing.
Retail model includes a choice of infinity black or arctic white body
colour, dual bespoke coach line, illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy, interior
Art Deco inlays, Olympia-inspired motif on tread plates and headrest
embroidery. A black and white interior scheme features a choice of four
seat piping colours inspired by the colour palette of the era.
A bespoke car, which includes jubilee silver and cobalt blue body colours,
was unveiled in 2012 Paris motor show.
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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 !