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The ultra-luxury saloon, the sixth new model from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars,
caters for customers who require increased space and comfort without sacrificing
Ghost's unique balance of dynamism and poise.
The award-winning, four-seater
Ghost has seen outstanding demand since its worldwide launch in 2009. Designed
as a vision of simplicity, it is a Rolls-Royce that drives and rides in peerless
fashion. Ghost Extended Wheelbase takes this principle further, designed as a
car to drive or in which to be chauffeured. It will be built to order and is
available in only limited numbers for 2011 until full production begins in 2012.
Ghost's ample interior space is further enhanced in the Extended Wheelbase
variant by the addition of 170mm to the car's wheelbase, but with no detriment
to the model's balanced proportions and stunning contemporary design. Legroom is
significantly enhanced with knee-room more than doubled compared to the standard
Increased cabin space in the rear passenger compartment and a
panoramic sunroof sets new standards for interior ambience and light. Effortless
entry and exit for passengers further reinforces Rolls-Royce Motor Cars'
pinnacle position in the ultra-luxury segment.
Powered by the acclaimed
Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6 liter twin turbo charged V12 engine which produces an
effortless 563 hp and 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) of torque at just 1,500 rpm, Ghost
Extended Wheelbase accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. An
intelligent, four corner air suspension maintains a perfect balance between ride
On the unveiling of the new car, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös
said, "This latest Rolls-Royce is a model of outstanding design and unrivalled
luxury. Ghost Extended Wheelbase delivers all the poise and dynamism enjoyed by
discerning Ghost owners, with the indulgent experience of an extended wheelbase
car. It is the very best of both worlds.
"This is the first time we have
undertaken a world launch of a Rolls-Royce car in China, underscoring the
strategic significance of this market and the Asia Pacific region. We expect to
build on last year's record growth, with further strong demand for Rolls-Royce
models and a positive economic forecast throughout the region," he added.