2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Unveiled at Frankfurt

Ladies and Gentlemen, bear witness to the modest, subtle new automobile from Rolls-Royce - the 2010 Ghost.

Roughly a week ago, the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show wrapped up an exciting ten or so days of new cars being paraded around for industry insiders. A few days ago I presented a video clip in this blog documenting what Edmunds.com believed to be highlights of the Frankfurt festivities. One of the new cars coming out that caught my attention was the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost. So I spent this evening doing some digging around on what this latest Rolls-Royce production model was all about, and this video is the best synopsis of this classy ride.

This video produced by CarAndDriver.com goes through all the neat interior and exterior features of the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost. This new Ghost is nothing like the car of the same name made in Britain in the early 1900's - the technology within is beyond state of the art and genuinely clever (check out the back doors that close themselves with the press of a button!). This new Rolls has a retractable hood ornament (thieves be damned!) and a beautiful V12 engine that can go 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. Some critics claim that the 2010 Ghost, while bearing some internal and external similarities to the Rolls Phantom, is perhaps a more modest, "everyday driver", at least as far as Rolls-Royce goes. But you better be an everyday baller if you wanna get one of these - estimated U.S. cost is rumored to be around $250K.