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
Which is totally wrong. This is supposed to be a smaller, sportier, more usable Rolls, but the only way this Ghost qualifies as ‘small' is in comparison to the ermine and aluminium freight train that is the Phantom. The Ghost may be 18 inches shorter, but it looks and feels pretty bloody big from where I'm sitting - ideologically somewhere between a Range Rover and a Peterbilt truck, weighing only 135kg less than its almighty sibling. And as for ‘sporty' - well, um, that's not going so well either, because the steering is devilishly calorie-free, the ride is soaked in plush, and the BMW 8-speed auto (also pilfered from an eviscerated 7) is unfelt in operation. Right now, this Ghost feels about as sporty as a velvet beanbag stuffed with baby rabbit ears.