The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost has been snapped during its on-road assessment
This is our first glimpse of the next Rolls-Royce Ghost. The second-generation smaller Rolls’ limo will feature a somewhat subtle exterior redesign feeding off the back of the latest Phantom, an all-new platform, the company’s latest infotainment system and an overhauled interior.
Like the recently-revised Rolls-Royce Phantom, the new Ghost will be based on the company’s all-new “Architecture of Luxury” platform. The fully-scalable, all-aluminium space-frame chassis will be used to underpin all next-generation Rolls-Royces, and will replace the previous Ghost’s BMW 7 Series-based platform.
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From these spy shots we can’t see any radical revisions to the Ghost’s exterior design, with updates being limited to a slightly smaller grille, a fresh set of LED headlights, new daytime running lights and reworked tail lights. However, the final look will remain Phantom inspired, taking in some of the cues of the latest version of the firm’s flagship.
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Inside, we expect the Ghost will adopt Rolls-Royce’s latest infotainment system and digital dash, as seen in the new Phantom and Cullinan. This means a 12.3-inch TFT screen in place of the old model’s conventional gauges and a concealable central screen, which disappears into the dash at the touch of a button. The whole interior design will be overhauled too.
Under the bonnet, we expect the new Ghost to be fitted with the latest iteration of Rolls’ 6.6-litre V12. The engine will likely be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and offer power figures in excess of 560bhp. A reveal will take place in 2020.
Now read our review of the previous-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…