The 2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost is your answer for those who want a spirited driving experience and a sybaritic luxury in the same ultra-priced motor car. The interior features sumptuous leather seats and beautifully crafted wood veneers. A 6.6-liter V-12 engine runs almost silently under the Ghost’s long hood and provides effortless acceleration, just don’t expect rough handling to match. The Ghost’s suspension is tuned for comfort, and its driving behavior is not about anything other than plush. We have already spied on the new Rolls-Royce Ghost 2021 in testing and expect the production model to tilt before the end of 2020.
Aside from a new option of metallic brush or dark brushed finish for the Ghost’s interior dash finish, it carries over unchanged from the 2019 model. From 2020 it will be the last model year before a complete redesign, Rolls-Royce is shipping the Ghost with a limited production Zenith model.
> Sedan: $ 314,400
> Extended wheelbase: $ 348,400
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
To enter the cavernous rear seat on the Ghost Series II, have your personal assistant open the rear door. Available with a short or long wheelbase, Series II provides ample distribution space; one percent of the percent will be delighted to know that they will be treated with some of the best interior materials on the planet. The cockpit can even be equipped with a head that reproduces a star-filled night sky, while two 9.2-inch screens complete the Ghost’s rear-seat theater system.
Infotainment and connectivity
All ghosts come with a large infotainment touchscreen in the front with navigation, but a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system is an option that allows passengers to control the radio, navigation, and other infotainment features of the car remotely. A premium 18-speaker stereo system is also available to replace the car’s standard 16-speaker unit.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The Ghost hood is crowned by the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy ornament. Beneath it lives a 4.6-liter V-12, good for 563 horsepower that’s paired with a satellite-assisted gearbox. This setup uses GPS data to read the road landscape ahead of you in an effort to anticipate your driving needs and change gears at the right time. Black Badge models make another 40 ponies; Rolls claims a governed top speed of 155 mph for each version. The last Ghost we tested had the standard power level, but still managed to move authoritatively in a straight line, even though it was listed as a sailboat when going around corners.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The EPA’s fuel economy ratings for the Ghost aren’t great, but really, what 12-cylinder doesn’t guzzle gas? While quiet in the city, your driver should wait around 12 mpg. Taking a long distance highway drive should net you at around 18 mpg. We haven’t taken the Ghost in our 200-mile highway fuel economy test, but if we do, we’ll update this story with results.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have released crash test data for the Ghost. But passengers can rest easy, as the front display and night vision camera help ensure the driver is less distracted and more alert to anything that might come out in the dark. Key safety features include: Standard Forward Collision Warning. Standard front and rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control available and night vision camera system.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
No matter how many miles are earned, Rolls-Royce offers warranty and maintenance plans that span four years. The limited warranty covers 4 years or unlimited miles. Powertrain warranty covers 4 years or unlimited miles. Free maintenance is covered for 4 years or unlimited miles.