The Rolls Royce Ghost is so rightly named. The Rolls Royce Ghost Series II masters the art of elegance, captures the integrity of the design and pronounces beauty, it does everything without getting any attention and with no effort; it is a ghost in the modern day world. Where the Phantom is the benchmark of a statement, the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II flies under the radar while making most out of everything been given at disposal. It's made for those who desire sybaritic luxury and a spirited driving experience in the same ultra-special motorcar.
On the exterior, the lines of Rolls Royce Ghost Series II resembles that of the Wraith. It gets the similar creased sleek headlamps that feature on the Wraith. The spirit of ecstasy resides at the centre of the bonnet. The Ghost treads carefully with the design with the overall minimum usage of design elements and creases. As Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls Royce Motor Cars quoted, "The most successful designs always come down to three or four lines". Which is the perfect explanation to visualize and symbolic the Ghost Like the other lineup on offer, the Ghost offers suicide doors which helps in easy entry and exit accessibility. The rear of the Ghost is identical to that of the Dawn with slightly curvy design cues borrowed from the elderly Phantom. Inspired by the Golden Ratio of design, the iconic Rolls Royce Pantheon grille marks a new age, its sweeping lines adding intense, driver-focused purpose.
When it comes to Rolls Royce, one knows it's nothing short of luxury. The Ghost gets plush treatment as the entire cabin is wrapped with the softest leather the world has to offer along with the most artistic natural textured wood available on this planet. Other bits like Star roof, faux fur and suede inserts are borrowed from the other lineups. The centre of the Ghost is dominated by an 8.3 inches screen which is operated using dials and toggle switches located at the centre tunnel rest. Alluring chrome inserts are added to the central portions to enhance the sporty characteristics of the Ghost to make it more driver-centric vehicle.
Under the hood, the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II shares its engine with that of BMW 7 series. The Ghost Series II is powered by a twin turbo, 6.6-litre V-12 engine which produces 563 bhp of power at 5230 rpm. This mammoth engine comes mated to a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The engine is responsive and agile. It darts faster than a hot knife through butter. The engine is progressive and pronounced when it climbs the revs.
The Rolls Royce Series II is the best disguise if one so desires to drive under the radar. The opulent looks are the best disguise to the beast breathing under the hood. The Ghost Series II may not be as pronounced as the Phantom but it surely knows to make a statement on its own. Buyers looking for Rolls Royce Ghost Series II will have to shell out a hefty amount as it's starting ex-showroom cost is Rs. 4.48 crores. The chief rival to the Ghost is Bentley Flying Spur, Maybach and Continental GT.