“The New Ghost is the result of in-depth dialogue with Rolls-Royce’s diverse and global customer base,” states Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
“Many of them asked the marque to create a motor car that provides the indulgence of enhanced rear space within the interior suite with no compromise to driving dynamics.”
“Ghost Extended answers this customer demand by creating a product that augments both their business and lifestyle requirements.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the new Ghost Extended, offering the indulgence of enhanced rear seating space with no compromise to Ghost’s driving dynamics.
Ghost Extended is the product of an exhaustive process of consultation with a new generation of Rolls-Royce clients.
This global, highly dynamic group of entrepreneurs expressed a desire for a chauffeur-driven business tool for the week that can transform into a serenely comfortable and dynamic self-driven saloon at the weekend.
Ghost Extended is the response.
Designed by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Ghost Extended offers 170mm more space than Ghost, providing more rear legroom than any four-seat sedan with the exception of a Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended.
A key learning was that Ghost Extended customers wanted no compromise to Ghost’s pure, minimalist design.
The marque’s designers worked to cloak the extra length by only extending the rear door and body around the rear door apertures, preserving the lines of the car.
Ghost Extended is built on the Architecture of Luxury, Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminium spaceframe that underpins every new Rolls-Royce model.
The marque’s hallmark Magic Carpet Ride is delivered by a new Planar Suspension System, the result of more than 10 years’ exhaustive testing and refinement by specialist engineers.
Featuring continuously variable, electronically controlled shock absorbers, self-levelling high volume air strut assemblies and a world-first upper wishbone damper; this technology has never been previously applied to a production motor car.
Ghost Extended also benefits from all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for the first time.
Power is provided by a 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged engine developed exclusively for Ghost.
The requirement for silence when travelling is answered through 100kg of acoustic damping materials incorporated into the chassis, bodywork and tyres, delivering exhilarating performance without disturbing the serenity within.
The pursuit of design simplicity requires highly complex engineering and craft techniques.
For example, sophisticated bodywork forms are only achievable through advanced generative design and 3D printing.
This is the first time this technology has been incorporated within a component production facility and combined with Rolls-Royce’s craft and engineering competencies.
For Ghost Extended, beam-melted metal components are welded to the body-in-white, while parts made by multi-jet fusion and selective laser sintering are individually fitted at the Home of Rolls-Royce.
More traditional craft is given a contemporary expression through the introduction of two new wood finishes, developed especially for Ghost.
Obsidian Ayous is inspired by the rich palette of colours found in igneous rocks, while Dark Amber has veins of fine aluminium particles running through the wood.
Both are available in an open-pore finish, allowing the tactility of the material to fully express itself.
Project: Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended
Designers: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars