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24 April 2012

Rolls-Royce reveals Ghost Six Senses

And it looks just like a normal Ghost. Still, we’d really quite like one…

Matthew Jones
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Chinese dignitaries! Record producers! Cheshire! Behold the new Rolls Royce Ghost Six Senses concept, designed to demonstrate just how much pimpification you can lavish on Roller's smaller, more motivated saloon.

Revealed moments ago at the Beijing motor show, RR's built the SS in collaboration with its bespoke department - its highfalutin in-house custom shop - to appeal to sight, sound, aroma, taste and touch.

It's added a walnut burr and oak-banded dashboard, white paint and forged alloys to tick off sight. Sound's covered by an upgraded amplifier and "exciter" speakers hidden in the leather headlining. Smell gets serviced by soft-grain leather, which, according to RR adds "hints of the woody spice", and taste by a special coolbox with champagne flute carriers. Touch is covered by natural grain leather and acres of lambswool. Seriously; the stuff's everywhere. Even in the 490-litre boot.

Underneath the wood and leather there's the standard 6.6-litre 48-valve V12, which winds out 563bhp and 780Nm of torque. Plenty power to put the fear of God into anything in the near distance.

Hints-of-the-woody-spice exponent, RR CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, says, "Ghost Six Senses redefines a simple truth. A Rolls-Royce is always so much more than the sum of its beautiful parts. The Ghost Six Senses concept is a luxurious environment designed for the most discerning of individuals. It delights the senses and draws you into somewhere that transcends the interior of a car."

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