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Old 28th May 2009, 00:16   #16
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its B-O-R-I-N-G, in every way. there's nothing exiting about it, we have seen enough of this stupid design. common Rolls.
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@ Sahil: Will try to make a comparo of the three.

@V10: May I know who your friend is? maybe we know each other!
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Old 11th June 2009, 18:40   #18
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Default Rolls-royce Ghost Will Deliver Impeccable Poise

ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST WILL DELIVER IMPECCABLE POISE

11.06.2009 - Press Release

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will ensure that the new Ghost model delivers peerless riding dynamics by making use of the very latest developments in chassis engineering.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO, Tom Purves, says, “The Ghost will be as refined and as cosseting as anything that this marque has ever produced. But it will have a dynamic vitality afforded to it due to the latest technology and engineering techniques. These have been bestowed on this car with the same care and attention as the more traditional materials within.”

Rolls-Royce Engineering Director, Helmut Riedl, says, “A Rolls-Royce should be effortless in every way: the way it accelerates, brakes and handles. It should do all of these functions with apparent ease regardless of the complex mechanicals that are working out of sight of the driver and passengers. The driver simply has to point the car in the preferred direction of travel and press the accelerator.”

He continues, “The individual technologies determining handling and safety work together controlled by dual Integrated Chassis Management systems meaning that even under vigorous testing the Ghost remains perfectly poised. We are very proud of our engineering team’s achievements with Ghost. The balance of refinement and dynamic ability is astonishing.”

At the heart of the Rolls-Royce Ghost’s magic carpet ride will be a state-of-the-art chassis which uses an intelligent four corner air suspension system and multi link aluminium front and rear axles.
Designed to be fully integrated, each of the cars dynamic handling and safety systems has been engineered to work together in harmony. Systems such as Active Roll Stabilisation, four corner air springs and Variable Damping Control operate as one, imperceptibly to the driver and passengers to provide the best possible comfort for occupants and to ensure that the tyres maintain optimum contact with the road, even on rough surfaces for driving safety.

The new air suspension system is so sensitive that it can detect even the smallest of changes; for example the movement of a single rear passenger from one side of the seat to the other, and will compensate accordingly. The complex on-board computer system reads multiple inputs from sensors around the car - the dampers alone making individual load calculations every 2.5 milliseconds. This ensures not only perfect comfort but also precise steering and dynamics for the driver. The air suspension system also incorporates a lift and kneel function, raising or lowering the Ghost by 25mm. This can either assist with entry and exit or allow the Ghost to travel over uneven ground.

In engineering the Ghost, Rolls-Royce has delivered poise, precision and unrivaled comfort. The Ghost will be built on its own dedicated production line at Goodwood and will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Series production will begin later in 2009.

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Old 25th July 2009, 09:22   #19
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Default Rolls-royce Motor Cars Confirms Ghost Figures

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ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS CONFIRMS GHOST FIGURES

- Engine power output of 563 bhp / 420 kW / 570 PS @ 5250 rpm
- 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds / 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds*
- Top speed of 155 mph / 250 km/h (electronically governed)
- Maximum torque 780 Nm / 575 lb ft @ 1500 rpm


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed headline performance figures for Ghost, their new model which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The Ghost will be powered by a brand new 6.6 litre turbo charged V12 engine unique to Rolls-Royce. This engine will produce 563 bhp, delivering a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a governed top speed of 155 mph. The engine is combined with an 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox.

Rolls-Royce Director of Engineering, Helmut Riedl said, “First and foremost Ghost is a Rolls-Royce. This means that despite its extraordinary performance figures it has been engineered for effortless composure and refined power delivery. This is illustrated by the significant levels of low down torque available which makes pulling away very smooth and for an exceptionally relaxed driving experience."

Riedl continues, “Rolls-Royce power is entirely different to anything else in the automotive world. It is delivered free from stress and exertion but at the same time must engage the driver. Ghost is about fingertip control while still enjoying a dynamic connection with the road. Equally passengers need to be cosseted from the physical sensations of acceleration, braking and cornering. Our chassis set up keeps Ghost stable and flat, preventing it from wallowing or pitching in the corners or imposing undesirable forces on those inside.”

Rolls-Royce has already confirmed that the Ghost will ride on an intelligent four corner air suspension system using multi link aluminium front and rear axles. The fully integrated system allows each of the Ghost’s dynamic handling systems to work together in harmony, providing the optimum levels of refinement and comfort at all times.

The vehicle acoustics also play a vital role in creating the authentic Rolls-Royce environment. Naturally engine, exhaust and even tyre noise have been engineered to be inaudible as far as possible, both internally and externally.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Tom Purves, said, “Ghost is not about a single superlative but rather a careful blend of attributes. A Rolls-Royce should carry its power with grace, agility and refinement and this is never achieved by a focus on outright performance. Mastery comes in creating a balance and having driven the Ghost again recently I can say confidently that our engineering team has achieved this in fine style”.

Customer deliveries of Ghost in the UK and Europe will begin late in 2009 with pricing from £165,000 excluding taxes and delivery charges. Customer deliveries in other markets including the USA and Asia Pacific region will begin from the second quarter 2010.

A full technical specification will be released later in the year.

Source: Rolls Royce Cars Press Club
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Old 13th August 2009, 11:01   #20
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Beautiful & informative promotional Video of upcoming Ghost released by Rolls Royce!

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The lineage is Phanton and now termed as Ghost... it has to be intimidating :P but this one's a bit more curvy than the predecessor and ofcourse more powerful. However, the interiors are kinda unchanged and luxuriously boring. Pricig is a bomb INR 12.7 mn... approx and that too excl the mandatory ones :P
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At last a cheaper Rolls Royce
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Not really, this price is an absolute conversion from the GBP price, It is yet to be topped with the custom duty, invoicing charges, delivery etc etc... I guess in India, it would easily cost INR 40 mn and above excl the accessories or other exclusivities.
This aint a cheaper one :(
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Here are some pictures from a friend who was there:-
pardon my ignorance ,but what is that first car from right- next to the black 599 in the second snap?
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Not really, this price is an absolute conversion from the GBP price, It is yet to be topped with the custom duty, invoicing charges, delivery etc etc... I guess in India, it would easily cost INR 40 mn and above excl the accessories or other exclusivities.
This aint a cheaper one :(
I guess the pricing may fall just above INR 30 million!
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pardon my ignorance ,but what is that first car from right- next to the black 599 in the second snap?
I can't see a black 599 in the 2nd snap. But if you meant the 1st snap, it's a blue Lambo Gallardo spyder beside it!
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I can't see a black 599 in the 2nd snap. But if you meant the 1st snap, it's a blue Lambo Gallardo spyder beside it!
yeah i can see the lambo spyder, but i am talking about the second snap with the two rolls and assumedly the black 599 and there is a light greenish car to the far right of the snap. I was wondering about that particular car ?
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2nd pic has 2 Rolls, one Aston Martin(looks like a DB 9 but I could be wrong) and a Ferrari 575M.
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First official Video of Ghost relased by Rolls Royce:

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Full details, 50 pics and press release here:

Rolls Royce Ghost: Baby Phantom with Twin-Turbo V12 Officially Revealed, 50 High-Res Photos - Carscoop
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