For A magnificent V12 engine, eight-speed automatic gearbox and chassis components from the BMW 7 Series turn the Rolls-Royce Ghost into a Rolls-Royce for drivers.

Against The ride is firmer than you expect from a Rolls, most noticeably in town. The car's immense size can make it awkward to manoeuvre.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Saloon
44 5stars

Designed as the Rolls for the owner-driver, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has all the class and attention to detail that goes with the badge. It's let down slightly by the low-speed ride, however.

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The full Rolls-Royce Ghost review

There are 2 Rolls-Royce Ghost versions available

Saloon 6.6 V12 4dr £200,500
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 6.6 V12 EWB 4dr £230,000
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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The Ghost is intended to be a Rolls-Royce for those owners who want to drive themselves occasionally, and it strikes a good balance of being more poised and a touch more nimble-feeling than a Phantom, while still being an outstanding chauffeur car if you’d rather be driven.

Many of its components, particularly its advanced electronic features, come from the latest BMW 7 Series, although they haven't been slavishly lifted; that unique Rolls-Royce character still permeates everything in the Ghost.

The BMW links are important, though, because they help to ensure the Ghost is what it claims to be: a luxurious limousine with sense of communication to satisfy owners who might also have a Ferrari or two in the garage.

The one weak spot is the sporadically firm low-speed ride, which feels jarring over severe, sharp-edged potholes, although this Ghost Series 2 is appropriately silky-feeling most of the time.

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