After the unseemly scuffle between rival Germans over who was going to
pinch which bit of the auto Crown Jewels, it was BMW who emerged clutching
Rolls-Royce. Sacrilege? Not if you judge them by their wholly British factory
at Goodwood and the imperiously true-to-the-history luxo-barges it lovingly
Can you carry this off? Winning the Lottery isn’t enough – you need a
freakish level of assured unflappability to pilot what is basically a yacht,
complete with decking.
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.
£276,595 - £327,002
If you have to ask about depreciation, you can’t afford it. Which is
just as well, as it will lose a grand a week in value over three years. What
the hell, it’s only money.
A Rolls-Royce with sporting pretentions? Dash and blast it,
what the bally Moses do those cads think they're doing? If it wasn't so dashed
fantastic I'd take my stick to them.