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2011 Rolls Royce Ghost

  • 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      20
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      563/575
    • ENGINE
      6.6L V12
    • MSRP
      $246,500
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2011 Rolls Royce Ghost Review

Delivers the presence and luxury with a lower price tag and a more manageable size.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost was introduced in April 2009 at the Auto Shanghai Show. This luxury saloon car was named to honor the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, a car that the company produced from 1906 to 1926.Only the customer’s finances and imagination seemingly limit options for the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost. Consumers can choose items like drop-down veneer picnic tables, multi-adjustment outboard back seats, and twin rear DVD monitors with a six-disc changer. They can also opt for a cooler between three seats.

The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost offers the Driver’s Assistance Systems package, which consists of automatic head beams, lane-departure warning, night vision camera, and a head-up display. The car is offered in over 12 exterior colors along with the choice of five wood and eight leather trims as standard fare. Those intending to be more exclusive can customize its Ghost in any manner as per the company’s Bespoke Commission program. Needless to say, the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost would be driven by those who are on the lookout for ultimate luxury. None of the parts of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost has ever reported any problem. That is quite unlikely considering the price of the car, and the luxury associated to it. In fact, it is luxury redefined in every aspect and once inside, it is like seeping into opulence.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 6.6-liter V-12
Transmissions: eight-speed automatic
Models: Rolls-Royce Ghost

What's New

The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost has extended the full ""Bespoke Commission"" option. Thus, it’s possible to customize the entry-level Ghost to almost the same degree as drivers can in the more-upmarket Phantom.

Exterior

The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost has standard features that comprise of 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, an active air suspension, rear and front parking sensors, keyless entry/ignition, automatic wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive cruise controls, and automatic xenon headlights.

Interior

Inside the 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost, metallic accents and exotic wood veneers are used liberally. Here, the passengers can seat cosseted in the best of leathers. While the plush carpeting is standard, one can opt for the genuine lamb-wool mats. Although the car comprises a dizzying array of several high-tech luxury features, the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost sports a relatively clean control and dashboard. This is because the multi-display clean is tucked neatly behind a wooden panel when not in use. The elegant control buttons look deceptively similar to that of a saxophone. It also has leather upholstery, power-closing rear coach doors, a pair of umbrellas that are stored inside the front doors, 10-way massing and power front seats, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a four-zone automatic climate control. The car comes with a 16-speaker audio system consisting of a DVD/CD player, digital music storage, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input jack, and an USB/iPod audio interface.

Performance & Handling

The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost receives a twin-turbo, 6.6-liter, V-12 engine that generates 563 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Power is dispatched to the back-wheels through the eight-speed automatic transmission. Rolls-Royce has claimed that the car takes less than five seconds to sprint to 60 mph from zero. The V-12, twin-turbo engine of the car is exceptionally silent and smooth. Besides, the benign response from the initial bit of throttle-travel leads to a lurch-free and smooth take off. Once leaned into it, the car unleashes a turban-like, steady, and smooth thrust that goes on to build-up seamlessly into triple-digit speeds. The automatic eight-speed transmission is also spot on.

The 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost has an active air suspension that performs its duties with accuracy, smothering ruts, and bumps that are most likely to have grimacing impact in lesser vehicles. Although the car has a neat weight of 5455 pounds, it often feels smaller than it actually is. The precise and light steering makes maneuvering the giant of a car a breeze, once the driver is acclimatized to its dimensions. While cruising along an open highway, the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost rapidly and quietly covers the ground and passengers feel that they are ensconced in some private jet of a multi-millionaire or a heritage luxury rail coach. On a curving road, the car could roll somewhat at lower speeds. However, as the pace gathers steam, the suspension of the car firms up and the feel of the road remain acceptable.

Safety

Safety features of the 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost include traction and stability control, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes, and side curtain and front-seat side airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Rolls Royce Ghost: 13/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Acceleration is swift
  • Cabin is quiet, luxurious, and comfortable
  • Good customization options
  • Comes with the exclusivity cache of a Rolls Royce

You Won't Like

  • Priced out of reach of the average driver
  • Trunk space could stand to be increased.

Sum Up

Delivers the presence and luxury with a lower price tag and a more manageable size.

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