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
Grasp an overly thick rim (like a BMW M3, say), and you naturally reach around to grab hold, pulling your shoulders forward and into a goblin-like crouch. The Ghost's slim-line control needs no such physical modification, so you end up with elbows further down, steering with four fingers and two thumbs, shoulders back and head high. The seats are pillowy, the view regal, BMW's 563bhp, 575lb ft 6.6-litre bi-turbo V12 nicked straight out of the 760i tickling about up front like whispers of mist. It relaxes into the kind of waft we've come to expect from cars like the Phantom and the Drophead Coupe.