Rolls-Royce has announced the arrival of the new Ghost Extended in Australia, offering enhanced rear seating space with no compromise to Ghost’s driving dynamics.
Ghost Extended is the product of an exhaustive process of consultation with a new generation of Rolls-Royce clients, with intriguing interest in this model seen across the country.
Customers expressed a desire for a chauffeur-driven business vehicle for the week that can transform into a serenely comfortable and dynamic self-driven saloon at the weekend. Ghost Extended is the response.
First customer deliveries are expected to be made in the first quarter of 2021.
Ghost Extended offers 170mm more space than Ghost, providing more rear legroom than any four-seat sedan.
A key learning was that Ghost Extended customers wanted no compromise to Ghost’s pure, minimalist design. The marque’s designers worked to cloak the extra length by only extending the rear door and body around the rear door apertures, preserving the lines of the car.
Rear Suite Serenity
A suite of enhancements to the rear of the cabin reflects Ghost Extended’s flexibility. For the first time, a reclining Serenity Seat can be specified, offering a new dimension of rear seat comfort akin to a business jet cabin environment.
The rear cabin also provides the perfect environment to transition from business to leisure. A Champagne fridge is provided between the rear seats. To achieve this, the marque’s engineers consulted with a Master Sommelier.
Technology Without Obtrusion
Ghost is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever created. For Ghost Extended’s entrepreneurial customers, access to WiFi and cutting-edge infotainment systems is essential for use during the business day. However, technological functions have been deployed with care to reflect customer demand for a serene environment, free from unnecessary distractions.
To deliver this, Ghost is equipped with a new Micro-Environment Purification System (MEPS). This technology enhances existing air filtration systems through software and hardware. Highly sensitive Impurity Detection Sensors detect ambient air quality, automatically activating fresh air intakes into Recirculation Mode. If unacceptable levels of airborne contaminants are detected, the air is passed through a nanofleece filter that is capable of removing nearly all ultra-fine particles within the cabin in less than two minutes.
Other enhancements include laser headlights with more than 600m of illuminated range and key safety enhancements including vision assist with day and night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning; alertness assistant; a four-camera system with panoramic view, all round-visibility and helicopter view; active cruise control; collision warning; cross traffic warning; lane departure and lane change warning. An industry-leading 7×3 high definition head-up display and self- park ensures absolute effortlessness whatever the driving conditions.
All-Aluminium Spaceframe and New V12 Engine
Ghost Extended is built on Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminium spaceframe that underpins every new Rolls-Royce model. The marque’s hallmark Magic Carpet Ride is delivered by a new Planar Suspension System.
Featuring continuously variable, electronically controlled shock absorbers, self-levelling high-volume air strut assemblies and a world-first upper wishbone damper are all a part of the package. Ghost Extended also benefits from all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for the first time.
Power is provided by a 6.75-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine developed exclusively for Ghost. It produces 571PS and 850Nm of torque. The requirement for silence when travelling is answered through 100kg of acoustic damping materials incorporated into the chassis, bodywork and tyres, it delivers exhilarating performance without disturbing the serenity within.