2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost to debut soon
Throughout the fall (September-December) of 2020, Rolls-Royce is expected to digitally announce the second-generation Ghost. Now the business is placing the final touches on the brand new luxury sedan.
It is predicted that the next Ghost would have an evolved vocabulary of architecture, just like the original Phantom. The second-gen Ghost will maintain features such as rear-hinged rear doors and distinctive grille, though at the same time adding in more futuristic details such as ‘laser’ headlights and full-LED tail lamps.
Within, the latest Ghost would have a configuration identical to the current Phantom and Cullinan – a modern, bigger main infotainment panel would surround the traditional instrument cluster, which will in effect be flanked by one clock. Higher on the central screen would be the air-con vents and other control surfaces.
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has announced in a recent open letter to prospective customers that the second-gen Ghost will be “Rolls-Royce ‘s purest speech yet” with a style to represent a current movement of minimalism.
He confirmed that studies by the firm had found that luxury car buyers in this segment showed growing desires for sleek designs and that this would be expressed in the latest Ghost.
“Ghost is Rolls-Royce ‘s purest mode of speech yet. It distills the fundamentals of our company into an elegant, streamlined, and extremely nuanced package that is beautifully in line with the desires of our Ghost consumers and, I agree, perfectly in sync with the times we all live in, “Müller-Otvös said.
Like its ancestor, the current Ghost will ride on a modern, custom-made frame, sharing the steel monocoque framework with the BMW 7 Series. The change is intended to make the current Ghost lightweight and stiffer than the outgoing edition, but with an improvement in software, facilities, and insulation, the firm is able to mitigate the weight reduction.
As with its ancestor, a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12-which is also used in the BMW M760Li-will drive the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost. The machine is supposed to be fitted with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and is also anticipated to provide the four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.
The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost is also supposed to incorporate a 48V electrical design in addition to hardware such as active roll bars.
Sometime in the future, the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost might find its way to India; the first-gen variant was on sale here for nearly a decade. The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost must clash with the likes of the all-new Bentley Flying Spur and Mercedes-Maybach’s next-gen range of sedans, expected to be introduced early next year.