In 2009, Rolls Royce launched the ghost the smaller roller for someone who maybe didn't want the bigness of Phantom.
The car swiftly became the brand's biggest seller and now there's a new one.
This is it.
Now on the outside is a little bit longer and a little bit wider than the car that it replaces.
However, some clever design trickery means your eye is drawn in at the front and it hides It's size.
Also there are a couple of first right in front of you.
The first time the grill is eliminated, but so it's not too blingy.
The front struts and the grill.
They're all chrome but the hind is matte, so it's not too in your face.
Also, this is the first time the spirit of ecstasy sits out on her own.
In the body work itself.
She's not separated away on a different plinth.
So very, very clever and very, very smart.
You'll also notice that from the APL is backwards, there aren't any sharp lines.
This is done with lots and lots of welding.
In fact, 1.2 metres of the stuff per side This has to be done simultaneously Which means when it's being done, there's a chap on the left and a chap on the right welding away while there's also per man, another man there to make sure things don't get too hot.
If you take a look at the rear, you'll see the bodywork.
It's kind of scooped in, again, hiding the cars dimensions and giving it a really, really fancy rolls Boys look it is a stunning car to look at not too ostentatious, but it's still very much a Rolls Royce.
The exterior is beautiful for the interior of the most technologically advanced Rolls Royce to date.
It's pretty special too Before we get to the technology that's packed inside the new ghost, let's talk a little bit about the aesthetics about the design.
The wood in here looks and feels like wood.
It's not hidden under layers and layers of lacquer and it really lifts the interior.
Also the leather, well, that's taken from cows who have been nowhere near any barbed wire or anything like that.
If you take a look at Dual panel here.
This is a single piece of cow judging by it about a count leg because they get quite big out there.
Everything else in here is just sumptuous, its smells will be useful.
Everything is wonderful to touch wonderful to feel the experience of being inside a Rolls Royce is not lost on the new ghost.
Now, let's talk tech.
There is some aesthetic texture in the roof.
We have our Starry Night spec which you can have your own constellation verified by local observatory so you know exactly what you're looking at.
You know if you want the the old feel of home wherever you go alternatively you can have pretty much anything you want designed into the roof.
This story night though, has some shooting stars in it which is especially cool just every now and then you'll see a little star fly across the ceiling and that's that's a neat touch.
Up front there is an illuminated dashboard in here it says ghost in the stars on it but you can have pretty much whatever you want.
Just ask and it will happen.
In terms of functional tech, there's loads to go through.
The reason I'm in the back is because right here, there is a fridge with a summer and winter setting so your champagne will either be very cold or very, very cold and you can enjoy it on the fly.
Also, if I press this button here, the table comes down with a screen, which is fantastic and is HDMI port so I can put Things on it and start having basically a little slice of home on the move.
If I don't want the screen and just want the table.
Well, that's possible too.
Press this button and away it goes.
The entertainment is taken care of by a touch screen as this being a Rolls Royce it will give you pretty much every bit of information you could possibly want in the universe.
Also a neat touch in here.
The instrument dials while the silver rings are real, the information displayed on them is virtual.
This being a Rolls Royce you want the right to be smooth and whisper quiet as such, there is sound deadening pretty much everywhere there can be sound deadening in here so you don't get interference from the outside world.
That is apart from in the sills Down here,that acts as a sort of big echo chamber type thing that amplifies the music essentially making this very, very expensive, very, very loud hi fi, I can dig that.
On the right front.
Your dampers have dampers, so you can damp one damp and then everything is super smooth.
After all, it is a Rolls Royce.
You don't want to spill your champagne In fact, you can drive this down Belgian pave with a glass of champagne on the nose and it won't fall over.
That's cool and ridiculous, but I love it.
Rose's included a neat little party piece on this.
Now as you know, opening doors is the job of other people so that you can then go through them undisturbed and without having to use any of your precious hardened upper body strength.
Rolls Royce agrees.
However, there can't be someone standing outside of the car every time you wish to disembark as such.
Now what you need to do When you pull the door handle, you just keep it held and the door will open itself on its moses.
However, this is a Rolls Royce, which means it has its standard push door button to close, bye.
The new Rolls Royce ghost then the exterior is a sight to behold.
It is beautiful and well just look at it.
I love it.
The interior is full of some delicious technology.
I especially like the shooting stars in the roof.
But what about what's under the hood?
Well Under there is Rolls Royces.
6.75 liter twin turbocharged V 12.
kicking out 563 brake horsepower and 627 pound foot.
Rolls Royce says for naught to 62 in less than five seconds and onto a limited top speed of 155 miles an hour.
If you want one price to start north of 200,000 pounds and first deliveries of paint for the end of this year, as for what it's like to drive, you'll find out here pretty soon,