The 2.5 tonne steel bodied Rolls Royce Ghost V12 is a smaller 150lbs lighter “more realistic, more measured” car that the aluminium bodied range topping Rolls Royce Phantom.
At it’s heart lies a 6.6 litre / 402 cui twin turbo charged V12 BMW N74 motor that produces 540hp and 500 lbs/ft torque, which is transmitted through an 8 speed automatic gearbox, sufficient to propel the Ghost V12 from rest to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with top speed is limited to 155 mph.
Designed by Andreas Thurner and engineered by Helmut Riedl the Ghost V12 sits on a modified 7 Series platform.
20% of the Ghost V12’s parts are said to be common to the BMW 7 Series,
including the iDrive user interface which is used to control climate, radio/CD, navigation and communication systems.
The Ghost V12 is fitted with an active four corner air suspension with Active Roll Stabilisation and Variable Damping Control operating the air springs.
Since its’s launch in 2009 a number of special editions have been built still today available are the Mansory White with led daytime running lights, Extended Wheel Base, China Edition with red interior gold coach lines and gold mascot, Two Tone and Art Deco which features an illuminated mascot.
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