Rolls-Royce Ghost Figures
Australian deliveries will be available from Q2 2010.
22nd July, 2009
- Engine power output of 420 kW @ 5,250 rpm
- 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds (Euro spec)
- Top speed of 250 km/h (electronically governed)
- Maximum torque 780 Nm @ 1,500 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. 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 providing the authentic Rolls-Royce environment. Naturally
engine, exhaust and even tyre noise have been engineered to be inaudible as far as possible, both internally
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
Customer deliveries of the Rolls-Royce 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.