Rolls Royce Unveils Ghost Series II At New York International Auto Show

At the 84th New York International Auto Show 2014 which started yesterday, Rolls Royce has unveiled the Ghost Series II for the North American markets. The Ghost Series II is the next generation of the original Ghost which was launched back in 2009 and comes with a host of technological advances as well as new features.

Starting with the exterior of the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II, it has been thoroughly revised. The LED headlights have been redesigned and now feature daytime running lights. The bumper at the front has been re-sculpted and has been made wider and more dynamic-looking. There is also a new bonnet with a tapered ‘wake channel’ and new wheel and paint options for better personalization.

Moving on to the interior, Rolls Royce has installed a set of redesigned front seats which now feature electrically adjustable depth and thigh supports, while at the rear the seats have been slightly leaned backward for better communication with other passengers. Other highlights on the inside include polished metal chaplets added to the instrument dials and clock fascia, two new veneers: Walnut Burr Crossband and Paldao, and more use of leather.

On the technological front, the Ghost Series II comes with new additions such as new LED headlights featuring anti-glare technology, reengineered front and rear struts, new damper settings, new steering gear, new bearings for the hydraulic rear axle for enhanced ride quality and stability, standard Satellite Aided Transmission technology and more.

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Powering the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II is a massive V12 engine featuring direct injection which produces a max of 563 hp at 5,250 rpm and peak torque of 575 lb ft at 1,500 rpm. Despite being a big machine, it takes only 4.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph and 5.1 seconds for 0 t0 62 mph. The top speed is limited to 155 mph. The Ghost Series II returns 13 mpg in city and 20 mpg on highway, while emitting 329 g/km of CO2.

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Technical Specification

Ghost Series II SWB

Dimensions

Vehicle length 5399 mm / 17 ft.9in
Vehicle width 1948 mm / 6 ft 5in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1550 mm / 5 ft 1in
Wheelbase 3295 mm / 10 ft 10in
Turning circle 13.4 m / 44 ft
Boot Volume (DIN) 490 ltr / 17.3 ft3

Weight

Kerb weight 2470 kg / 5445 lb

Engine

Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Max power @ engine speed 5 63 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Max torque @ engine speed 575 lb ft @ 1,500 rpm
Fuel type Premium unleaded1

Performance

Top speed 250 km/h / 155 mph (governed)
Acceleration 0 – 60 mph 4.8 sec
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 5.0 sec

Fuel Consumption

City 13 mpg
Highway 20 mpg
CO2 emissions 327 g/km

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – North America

Ghost Series II EWB

Dimensions

Vehicle length 5569 mm / 17 ft 3in
Vehicle width 1948 mm / 6 ft 5in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1550 mm / 4 ft 11in
Wheelbase 3465 mm / 10 ft 2in
Turning circle 14 m / 45.9 ft
Boot Volume (DIN) 490 ltr / 17.3 ft3

Weight

Kerb Weight 2520 kg / 5556 lb

Engine

Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Power output @ engine speed 563 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Max torque @ engine speed 575 lb ft @ 1,500 rpm
Fuel type Premium unleaded1

Performance

Top speed 250 km/h / 155 mph (governed)
Acceleration 0 – 60 mph 4.9 sec
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h 5.1 sec

Fuel Consumption

City 13 mpg
Highway 20 mpg
CO2 emissions 329 g/km