Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, through its authorised dealer Quill Motorcars Sdn Bhd, has launched the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II. Building on the success of the original Ghost, the latest uber-luxury saloon from Goodwood has been refreshed inside out and comes with a slew of technological updates.
For starter, the Ghost features re-sculptured bumpers that evoke a wider stance and a new bonnet design featuring the trademark ‘wake channel’. It’s front face has been revised with a front grille repositioned slightly higher and newly designed LED headlights, which are framed by DRLs. And of course, customers can always opt for new paint and wheel options through the brand’s Bespoke personalisation.
The LED headlights is now whiter and brighter and comes equipped with electronic reflectors that move in the direction of travel in response to the steering wheel. It is also fitted with new anti-glare technology, which deflects light when a car approaches to give the driver the benefit of full-beam headlights at all times.
Inside, the Ghost Series II is fitted with completely re-designed front seats that feature electronically adjustable thigh support up to 60 mm as well as depth adjustment. At the back, the rear bench have been re-angled slightly to augment communication with fellow passengers. In other areas, the clock fascia and instrument dials are highlighted with matte chrome centres, three dimensional chrome surrounds and polished metal chaplets.
The luxurious cabin is embellished with full grain leather upholstery (same material used in the Phantom but processed for an additional four hours to accentuate the structure of the leather) as standard, with the option of extending it to the A and C pillars. The opulence in the cabin can be further highlighted with two new choices of crossbanded veneers called Paldao and Walnut Burr Crossband.
New technological enhancements in the Ghost Series II include improved voice control system that recognises full sentences instead of two-word commands and a Night Vision system that includes animal and pedestrian recognition. There’s also a standard Satellite Aided Transmission that utilises GPS and mapping data that ensure the vehicle is in the right gear when negotiating turns, exits and roundabouts.
With the Dynamic Driving Package installed, the vehicle gets enhanced suspension system with revised front and rear struts, new steering gear and adjusted dampers. In addition, new hydraulic rear axle bearings enhance ride quality and stability while reducing vibrations and cabin intrusions.
The large 6.6-litre V12 engine from the first edition Ghost remain untouched, meaning the luxury saloon packs 563 hp at 5,250 rpm and 780 Nm of torque peaking at only 1,500 rpm. The vehicle can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds and can speed up to 250 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at 21.2 litres per 100 km for city driving and 9.8 litres per 100 km for highway driving while CO2 emissions are capped at 327 g per km.
As for prices, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II will set you back RM2.45 million for the standard wheelbase version and RM2.65 million (both including tax) for the extended wheelbase version pictured here.