When it was first launched in 2010, the smallest and the least priced car in Rolls Royce’s luxo barge line up, relatively speaking of course, was the Ghost. The Ghost was launched as a super luxury car that was a bit more accessible to buyers in terms of pricing and was pitted to be the car capable of bringing in new customers to the brand. Well, the Ghost succeeded in doing what it was meant to do and now has a facelifted model in the form of Ghost Series II. The new car is all set to touch down on Indian shores come November 2014.
The Series II is a mid-life refresh for the Ghost luxury car label and it brings in minor yet noticeable changes. The LEDs up front get reshaped, while the bumpers at the front and the rear are all new units. You also get larger front intakes alongside redesigned indicators, both of which work in tandem to give the car a wider look.
The Spirit of Ecstasy ornament on the bonnet gets tilted slightly forward and a wake channel runs from its bonnet to the windscreen. Then, there’s the new waft line on the side of the car, giving the beefy flanks of the car a touch more character. The exterior changes are wrapped up by a new paint scheme and all new alloy wheel design.
The changes on the insides of the Ghost Series II include the all new seats and an updated infotainment system. Under the hood, Rolls Royce hasn’t made any changes. The engine is carried forth from its predecessor. A 6.6-liter V12 motor that operates with twin turbochargers, the engine makes 563 Bhp and 780 Nm. The mammoth torque number is available right from 1,500 rpm.
Coming to the Ghost Series II’s transmission unit, the 6.6 liter twin turbo engine is mated to the same 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that the car was offered with even before the latest update. Rolls Royce has specified the Ghost Series II with new rear axle bearings, revised struts and wheel dampers. These changes make for lower NVH levels and a better ride quality. The India launch of the Ghost Series II ultra luxury saloon will take place on November 7th. As far as the price is concerned, expect the car to nudge the 4 crore rupee mark for starters.