Frankfurt 2009: Rolls-Royce Ghost

  • Rolls-Royce Ghost launched
  • Most powerful Rolls engine
  • Costs around £200,000
Rolls-Royce Ghost
Rolls-Royce Ghost
Big numbers
The Ghost might be the new ‘baby’ of the Rolls-Royce range, but it’s still about a lot of very big numbers.

So, while it’s more than 600mm shorter than a Phantom at 5399mm, the Ghost is still longer, wider and taller than a Mercedes Benz S-Class.

It’s got the most powerful Rolls-Royce engine ever – a 563bhp 6.6-litre V12 – that’s capable of bringing the 2.5-tonne car to 155mph rather effortlessly via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The rear-hinged rear doors open to 83 degrees (that’s very wide) for graceful entry and egress from the car.

Building a Ghost takes 60 people at least 20 days to do. Usual family runabouts are built in a matter of a few hours.

Small numbers
That big engine can accelerate the Ghost to 60mph in just 4.7 seconds, which is rather rapid, while fuel consumption is just 20.8mpg. That actually leads to another big number which is the CO2 output at 317g/km.

How much is it?
That’s another big number, hovering somewhere around the £200,000 mark.

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