Rolls-Royce does appear to have a bit of an obsession with the supernatural, at least judging by its back catalogue of cars including the Wraith, Phantom, Spirit and Shadow. However, the most famous of them all was the Silver Ghost of 1906, a name used to promote that car’s ethereal quietness.
The current Rolls-Royce Ghost is a far cry from the original, but part of the reason you might be considering buying one is the promise of unparalleled serenity on the move - from behind the wheel, or behind your driver. Or, perhaps you wish to bask in the status of travelling in arguably the most famous marque in motoring, with that iconic Spirit of Ecstasy standing tall atop of the front grille.
Either way, the Ghost is perceived as one of the best luxury cars you can buy. But is it? Is it actually better than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series or Bentley Flying Spur? Read on and we’ll let you know.