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Rolls-Royce Ghost is a paragon of luxury

Rolls-Royce Ghost is a paragon of luxury

Launched in 2009, the first Rolls-Royce Ghost was a hit in Malaysia and was the most successful model in the marque’s 116-year history. The latest variant, which was introduced in September 2020, had a reinterpretation to meet the demands of its customers, resulting a less formal, dynamic and modern creation – while retaining the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy and signature umbrellas. Here is what you need to know about the updates.

The facelift

The bonnet where the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy sits is now toned down by removing the panel line, allowing the emblem to shine on its own, while the front is illuminated with 20 LEDs underneath the top of the radiator grille. Turning to the flanks, it is decorated with a lower “waft line” inspired by boat design, creating a pure, uncomplicated sense of motion. The rear light graphic is no longer surrounded by shut lines, and modernised with a slight forward tilt instead.

The interiors

Living up to its name, the interiors is luxury in every sense of the word with a clever combination of leathers, woods and metals, where exceptional craftsmanship is showcased through the minimal stitchwork. Chiming with the signature Starlight Headliner is the Ghost fascia, a new decorative nameplate installed at the passenger side of dashboard, which the Ghost wordmark is lit evenly with a 2mm-thick light guide and features more than 90,000 laser-etched dots across the surface to create twinning starry cosmos. The hallmark Champagne fridge is nestled between the rear seats and comes with two cooling modes, chilling to six degrees and eleven degrees.

The specifications

Delivering ‘magic carpet ride’ with the guarantee of performance, comfort and control, the new Ghost is now equipped with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering. The Rolls-Royce 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine allows it to fire up effortlessly with an output of 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb-ft, sprinting from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds. Additionally, the world-first ‘Planar Suspension System’ is a revelation that creates a sense of flight on land never before achieved by a motor car, taking driving experience to the next level. Rolls-Royce’s remarkable acoustic engineering makes every ride extra pleasurable, thanks to the use of aluminium spaceframe architecture that offers an oasis of serenity. What’s more, the sound studio is just as mind-blowing. The Bespoke Audio engineering comprises 18 channel, 18 speaker and 1300W audiophile-grade system, offering a cinema-like auditory experience.

The technologies

It’s no doubt that safety first is the current priority for many. With the new Micro Environment Purification System, the fear of being exposed to polluted micro-environment is purged. The system is able to detect ambient air quality and automatically switch fresh air intakes to Recirculation Mode if unacceptable levels of airborne contaminants are present, creating a clean atmosphere in less than two minutes. Further enhancing the driving experience is an array of useful advances to give the drive a greater peace of mind including vision assist, night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning, alertness assistant, a four-camera system with panoramic view, and active cruise control to name just a few.

Priced from RM1.4 million, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is available for commission. Find out more here.