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
Max perkily tells me that the room I'm staying in was where they found toddler corpses walled into the edifice, and that the incumbent ghosts often wander abroad during the small hours. Not encouraging when you're huddled under the covers in some Hammer Horror four-poster bed in nothing but your pants. I don't sleep for a while, then nearly have a heart attack as Mal the groundskeeper pops his head around the door to say hello and lock up for the night. Reassured, I finally sleep.
Nocturnally unmolested, I surface for the drive home, keen to play with my own Ghost once again. And as I walk down through the courtyard in the pre-dawn murk, bats circling above my head as they slip between the mortar of the old stones (I swear I'm not making this up), I realise what it is about the new Ghost that so impresses. It's the Ghost's sense of self - the utter confidence of character that allows it to use BMW bits and still produce undeniably a Rolls - that makes it such a success.