2021 ROLLS ROYCE GHOST.- Rolls-Royce is widely recognized as an ultra-luxury coach builder for ultra-rich people, and the great ghost represents the entry point into that exclusive world. While the current generation of Series II has been around for a while, based on recent spy shots we hope that a new Ghost will be revealed soon. We can say that the style of the Ghost will be an evolution rather than a dramatic departure. However, the latest Ghost most likely no longer shares its fundamentals with the more mainstream BMW 7 series. Instead, he expects Rolls to drop the Phantom’s colossal shell and sumptuous cabin on top of an underlying structure of its own. Until more details are made public, we can only speculate on future developments, but we can report that the current model remains an incredibly luxurious mode of transportation.
While we hope it looks a lot like the outgoing model (the Rolls-Royce design evolves at a glacial pace), the Ghost 2021 will be brand new from scratch. We hope the latest and greatest Ghost is packed with even fancier quotes and higher technology.
> Sedan: $ 315,000.
> Extended wheelbase: $ 350,000.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
Like the cabin of any Rolls-Royce, the new Ghost is expected to be uncompromisingly opulent, with every surface, knob, switch and lever crafted from the finest materials. In order to stand out against rivals like the Bentley Flying Spur and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Rolls-Royce will likely be holding little. Think of stacked rugs, finely grained leather, superbly finished wood and metal accents, and a headboard with tiny built-in LED lights to simulate a starlit sky. The best seat in the house will be the rear, where passengers will no doubt be treated to even more luxuries like massage seats, rear-seat entertainment, and acres of legroom.
Infotainment and connectivity
Spy photos of the 2021 Ghost have unfortunately not given us a peek inside, but we expect a large infotainment touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot to be standard fare. In the outgoing model, a dual rear display entertainment system allowed passengers to adjust the radio, enter destinations in the navigation system, and more, which is something we hope to return by 2021.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The next Ghost should receive an engine similar to the one under the hood of other Rolls-Royce products, such as the high-end Phantom and Cullinan SUV. Both feature a dual-turbocharged 6.7-liter V-12 that makes 563 horsepower and up to 664 pound-feet of torque, and we expect the new Ghost’s V-12 to be even more powerful. The outgoing Ghost is set in motion by a dual-turbo 6.6-liter V-12 engine, and boasts a top governed speed of 155 mph. The last one we tested moved authoritatively in a straight line, but retaliated in corners when driving aggressively. We hope the new Phantom is more athletic, though still far from a sports sedan.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The EPA has yet to release the fuel economy estimate for the new Ghost, but if the 2020 model is anything to go by, we don’t expect it to be a sip of fuel. Once we get a chance, we’ll put the new Ghost through our 200 mile highway fuel economy test and update this story with results.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are unlikely to conduct crash tests on a low-volume, high-dollar trip, we expect Rolls- Royce stepped up his driver assistance game with the 2021 Ghost. The outgoing model offered few such features, but the new model should give leaps and bounds in this category. Key safety features are likely to include: standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Standard Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Assist. Adaptive cruise control available with semi-autonomous driving mode.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Like the rest of the Rolls-Royce line, the new Ghost will come with a four-year warranty and maintenance package that does not expire at a certain mileage limit. 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.