South Indian actress, Dhanush bought a Rolls Royce Ghost in 2015. Now the luxury car has been caught on camera. It is the Series 2 version of the Ghost which was launched back in 2014. The images of the Ghost are shared on Instagram by Ajay Sharan.
Series 2 was a mid-life facelift for the Ghost. It brought some minor but noticeable changes. For instance, the LED Daytime Running Lamps were revised, the front and rear bumpers were redone and there were larger intakes.
There were no changes to the engine. So, it stayed a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine that produced 563 bhp of max power and a massive 780 Nm of peak torque. The engine was mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Rolls Royce launched second-generation Ghost
Rolls Royce has already launched the second generation of Ghost in the Indian market. It is priced just under Rs. 7 Crores ex-showroom. Moreover, there were a number of changes made to the Ghost Second-Generation and that was important because it debuted after 11 years since the first gen was launched.
The new Ghost is 30 mm wider, 21 mm taller and 89 mm longer. Because of the increased dimensions, the boot space was increased to 507 litres. There were no changes made to the wheelbase. So, it stays at 3,295 mm. There were also some changes made to the engine and the suspension. The front suspension setup was moved further forward and the engine has now been shifted to behind the front axle which has helped in obtaining a perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
The overall design of the new generation of the Ghost is a lot sleeker. It gets a new set of LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps. The headlamps work using lasers because of which they have a throw range of 600 metres. There is an air intake that runs throughout the width of the Ghost and there is also a Rolls Royce’s iconic grille.
The side profile has not been changed significantly. There is a new set of alloy wheels but the design language is still quite similar to the previous generation. So, it still is elegant and has a lot of road presence. It still gets suicide doors so the rear door is hinged on the C-pillar. This makes ingress and egress very easy for the rear occupants. Despite, looking similar to the previous generation, the only two things that have been carried forwarded from the previous generation is the Spirit of Ecstasy and the umbrellas that are placed in the doors.
Rolls Royce also replaced the 6.6-litre V12 petrol engine with the 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 that is also doing duty on the Phantom. It puts out 571 PS of max power and 850 Nm of peak torque. The engine is designed to produce its peak torque at very low rpms. So, the peak torque arrives at just 1,6-00 rpm. The power is now transferred to all four wheels using an automatic transmission. The new Ghost can hit a ton in 4.8 seconds, despite weighing a massive 2.5 tonnes. It has an electronically limited top speed of 205 kmph.