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Stretched version of new Mk2 Ghost promises more space, added comfort and perfectly chilled champagne
James Attwood, digital editor
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24 September 2020

Rolls-Royce has launched an Extended version of its new Ghost luxury saloon, with additional space for rear passengers.

The new variant of the recently launched second-generation Ghost is developed for use as a chauffeured limousine, offering extra space and special features focused on the rear of the cabin. It will likely prove particularly popular in China, where there's high demand for extended-wheelbase saloons.

Rolls-Royce boss Torsten Müller-Otvös said the Ghost Extended was developed because the firm’s customers had asked for a version “that provides the indulgence of enhanced rear space within the rear suite with no compromise to driving dynamics”.

The Ghost Extended is based on a stretched version of the aluminium spaceframe architecture used on the standard Ghost (and the Phantom and Cullinan). It has been lengthened by 170mm from the standard Ghost’s 5549mm, with the wheelbase increased by 170mm to 3465mm. 

Rolls-Royce said that to maintain the Ghost’s ‘minimalist’ styling, its designers only extended the rear door and body around the openings, which ‘cloaked’ the extra length and helped to preserve the lines of the car.

Inside, the extra rear cabin room of the Ghost Extended has allowed for a number of new features. Reclining ‘serenity seats’, which Rolls-Royce likes to those in a business jet, are optional.

A champagne fridge has also been fitted between the rear seats. Because the optimum serving temperature of champagne is 6deg C for non-vintage bottles and 11deg C for vintage bottles, the fridge has two cooling modes at those temperatures. Other comfort features include built-in wi-fi and a new air purification system.

The engineering and drivetrain of the Ghost remains unchanged, using the same 563bhp twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine.

Customer deliveries of the Ghost Extended are due to begin before the end of 2020. Rolls-Royce hasn't disclosed pricing details.

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24 September 2020

 At the moment, you've got to sell, doesn't mattter where, you've got to go sell there,and that's what RR are trying to do, it's nothing to do with us, we near mortals can only dream of sitting in one let alone actually owning one, but there are that can, and why shouldn't you?, we would if we wanted.

 

24 September 2020
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 At the moment, you've got to sell, doesn't mattter where, you've got to go sell 

Not just at the moment, seeing as BMW have just been fined $18m in America for inflating its monthly sales figure for 5 years..

Is there no end to the corruption in the German automotive industry.

 

24 September 2020

We've seen the shortwheelbase we've all said yeah it's good, don't start "rubbing our noses in it" with the "billionaire specials". There are a lot more people on this planet with serious money than there used to be, soon enough we are all going to pay for this type of thing because it is becoming commonplace.

24 September 2020

Still no pic of the car's profile, whether in short or long wheelbase form. Is there something to hide? Less than balanced proportions?

24 September 2020

Why has this "luxury" vehicle got old fashioned door locks, like some 1980's Ford Cortina..  

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