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India’s first second-generation Rolls Royce Ghost arrives

Rolls Royce revealed the all-new second-generation Ghost in September 2020. A couple of months later, the first second-generation Ghost has landed in India. The owner of this Rolls Royce Ghost remains unknown as of now and the vehicle was spotted in Chennai by Exotic Cars Chennai. The car is likely to priced at around Rs. 7 crores, ex-showroom India. Here are the first pictures.

This is a white coloured Rolls Royce with what seems to be tan coloured interiors. Since the customer can choose over thousands of customisation and colour options, the exact details of the cabin remain unknown at the moment. The vehicle was spotted on a flatbed and it seems that the vehicle is at a seaport or an airport.

The all-new second-generation Rolls Royce Ghost made its debut 11 years after the first-generation was launched. The Ghost now uses the new aluminium spaceframe that also underpins the all-new Phantom. It has also increased in dimensions. The new Ghost is 89mm longer than the previous version and is 30mm wider too. The height has now increased by 21mm. However, the wheelbase of 3,295mm remains the same. Rolls Royce has also pushed the front suspension mounting forward and the engine is now located in the front of the axle to achieve a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. With the increased dimensions, the boot space is now massive 507 litres.

Looking at the Ghost, it has changed a lot and has incorporated modern design elements and features. To start with, the entry-level sedan from Rolls Royce now gets sleek headlamps with laser headlamps that have a range of over 600 metres. It also gets C-shaped daytime running lamps and the front-end looks much bolder with an air intake that is designed to cover the width of the vehicle. From the side, the all-new Ghost retains the design of the first-generation model. There are new tail lamps in the rear and few tweaks to make it look fresh.

While the overall shape remains the same, Rolls Royce claims that only two items have been carried over from the first-generation model. The first is the Spirit of Ecstasy and second is the umbrellas that are placed in the doors.

Rolls Royce has now replaced the ageing 6.6-litre V12 petrol engine with the 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 that also powers the Phantom. It generates a maximum power of 571 PS and peak torque of 850 Nm. The torque peaks at only 1,600 rpm, which makes it a low-revving engine. The power is sent to all the four wheels instead of only the rear wheels in the first-generation Ghost. Despite being extremely heavy and weighing about 2.5 tonnes, the all-new Ghost is extremely quick. As per the official data, it can do 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited at 205 km/h for safety reasons. The all-new Ghost also gets rear-wheel steering that improves the turning radius of the vehicle and also improves high-speed agility.

The all-new Rolls Royce Ghost uses over 100 kg of soundproofing material to make the cabin as silent as possible. Achieving a completely silent cabin, the acoustic specialists found it disorienting and added a single-tone ‘whisper’ to the noise level when the car is on the move.