So you’re looking for a rolls royce you’re looking for extreme luxury but the phntom is just too ostentatious and you don’t want the cullinan suv what do you go for well the obvious choice is the smalle more affordable but no less desirable rolls royce ghost .
The new has been revised from the ground up whereas the previous version was built on the same steel monocoque chassis as the bmw 7 series this new model referred to as the first goodwood ghost has all new aluminium underpinnings that rolls royce refers to as the architecture of luxury sounds very pretentious but it promises to be lighter tighter and it means the ghost can’t simply be accused of being a fancy bmw they haven’t gone too crazy with the design the previous ghost had a boxy almost architectural look to it but with this they’ve introduced a couple of subtle curves which give it a much more contemporary assertive look the pantheon grill is still very much in place but for the first time it’s actually illuminated very subtly.
They’ve actually got a couple of leds with shine on the inside and what you get is a slightly bling effect but they’ve attempted to subdue this ever so slightly by giving the strikes a twin finish on the inside they have a subtle ide it has a polished finish which again goes some way to reducing. That bling factor plus if you don’t like it you can of course switch it off completely on the subject of the grille it now has a slightly chamfered design which is designed to deflect air over the top of the car to reduce wind noise ll on the previous car the bonnet ended approximately here with a slightly unsightly shut line just there but now the bonnet comes all the way to the end of the car meaning the spirit now lives in a seamless uninterrupted piece of metal these lights are new too .They now sit further apart in order to emphasize the width of the car .
The car itself is 30 millimeters wider than before plus it has a new led light signature which gives it a much more confident assertive look in profile.The new ghost uses a simple three box shape with every inch of the bodywork being built from aluminium look closely at the roof in particular and you'll notice a complete lack of shut lines .This gives the impression it’s built from one continuous piece of metal with no visible gaps thanks to a process .That requires four craftsmen to hand weld the body together simultaneously now that looks and sounds incredibly cool but it does introduce a potential problem leakage without any guttering rolls royce would have found it very tricky to control the flow of rain water and the last thing you want to end up with is water inside your car but they came up with a solution .
They measured the size of rain droplets they actually sent a team of people out there to measure how big raindrops were around four millimeters if you’re interested and then lifted this window frame by exactly that amount in effect creating a natural and very elegant looking guttering allowing rainwater to flow backwards and down towards the c-pillar another great piece of engineering that you might be familiar with are these rear-hinged doors but they’ve been upgraded they’re now called effortless doors so they give you a little bit of assistance with a motor to take.
The strain works on the front too if i pull this the doors just help me along so i don’t have to work too hard and when you want to close the doors just give it a little push and off it goes all by itself same for the fronts just a little push and the car does all the hard work that is probably going to put quite a lot of people….