Next generation Rolls-Royce Ghost gets spotted for the first time
Mega-luxury auto behemoth Rolls-Royce is working on the next generation model of its Ghost. The next-gen Rolls-Royce Ghost has already started its road testing phase and its test prototype model has been spotted recently for the very first time.
The recently spied test mule of the next generation Rolls-Royce Ghost was seen wearing thick camouflages all over for obvious reasons. However, as the spy shots were taken up close, they offer a very clear look at the test prototype and reveal some of the expected design details of the mega-luxurious sedan model. The iconic British luxury auto giant had introduced the Ghost back in 2009, and updated the model back in 2014. Thus, the model has been running for quite a long time, and does need a full model overhaul. Although we can’t go by the general 6 year life-cycle of cars when we are talking about a Rolls-Royce model as they are really a class apart; nevertheless, a new-gen model is always more welcome.
Going by the spy pictures, the upcoming all new Ghost will be carrying forward the basic design language of its predecessor, as the silhouette of the car looks almost identical. Nevertheless, it will get evolutionary design changes and a lot of updates to offer a fresh visual appeal. The luxury sedan’s front fascia seems to be similar to that of the latest iteration of the Phantom, and gets sleeker and more rectangular shaped headlights. The front radiator grille also appears to be taller compared to the one seen on the ongoing model.
When it comes to the side profile, the all new Rolls-Royce Ghost’s A-pillar seems to be more raked as compared to the current model. Towards the rear, the roofline of the car slopes more gently and amalgamates with the boot lid more effortlessly than before, which also makes look more aerodynamically improved.
We don’t get to have a clear look at the upcoming new Ghost’s rear façade from the spy images. However, from whatever little can be ascertained, it seems like the boot lid of the sedan has received a more sculpted styling than the current-gen sedan.
There are no details regarding the under the hood mechanical specifications of the new-gen Ghost at the moment. As far as the platform of the all new model is concerned, Rolls-Royce had already confirmed that all its new models will be based on the aluminum Architecture of Luxury platform, which was introduced in eighth generation (current) Rolls-Royce Phantom flagship sedan, and has also underpinned the company’s first SUV model – the Cullinan.;
The next-gen Ghost could be powered by an updated version of the massive 6.75 liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine. And a new EV version of the sedan is also possible, as Rolls-Royce already revealed its interest in offering EV models. The British icon is expected to test the EV waters first with its smaller models such as the Ghost, before introducing the technology on its flagship Phantom.
Like its powertrain details, the global debut details of the all new Rolls-Royce Ghost are also a mystery as of now. We might expect it to be introduced sometime in 2020.
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