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
You're always acutely aware of the generous mass and proportions, but it doesn't stop the Ghost from being able to punt down a twisty road like an AMG Merc. Nearly. But where the big Merc is heavily tied down to extract that performance, it takes an altogether larger class of pothole to get the Ghost to crash, even on the standard run-flat tyres - usually the bane of any car that wants to filter out tarmac pimples. Of which, when you start to run across the pretty moorland side of Northumberland, there are a lot.
But aimless driving isn't what we need. To really get a measure of the car, the Ghost needs a backdrop. To complement the whole old-school, old-money image of Rolls-Royce the company, we chose a beautiful old castle, steeped in history and a weight of ages. To represent the Ghost, we chose a really haunted castle, steeped in blood and the weight of corpses. The joys of literal thinking are almost boundless.