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The Top Gear car review:Rolls-Royce Ghost
For:Even closer to the Phantom after 2015 facelift
Against:Every now and then, you'll regret not getting a Phantom
What is it?
The Ghost is a Rolls to take when the parking is tighter and the chauffeur’s got the day off. Smaller, in the same way a tanker is to a supertanker, the Ghost keeps Rolls-Royce’s imperious manner but with slightly more bluff edges and not quite as aggrandising a front grille. coming from a company that still refers to its products as ‘motor cars’ the Ghost retains old-world charm and luxury despite being largely based on a BMw 7-Series’s gubbins.
Now in 2015 Series II guise, the Ghost is closer than ever before to its big brother - the venerable Phantom. Every single panel on the front of the car has been changed. There’s new LED headlights, some new interior tech’, and even a satellite-aided gearbox.