Rolls-Royce Ghost: super natural
Is the new Rolls-Royce Ghost an unearthly blend of waft and warp speed, or is it just a skinny Phantom?
Posted: 07 Jan 2011
Truth? It looks less like a good idea now that we've rocked up to Chillingham Castle in Northumberland, some 70 miles south of Edinburgh and purportedly the most haunted castle in England, to be confronted by what has to be one of the spookiest-looking edifices ever. This is old-school, hardcore architecture of the kind that says ‘Yes, we may have glass in the windows now, but we still remember where to put the cauldrons of boiling oil should we need to repel boarders.' There is no Disney patina, and there appear to be bloodstains around the studded doorway. The Ghost, the imperious, solid, hyper-real, still massive Ghost looks right at home parked outside. Scaled to fit. Fit for purpose.