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Published on October 10th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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New Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Model Has These Advantages

It’s kind of strange that a car as long as the new Rolls Royce Ghost would have some customers wanting even MORE legroom. The 5.545m long 2nd generation Ghost was launched last month. Before the end of the month, the company showed the long-wheelbase model, called the Ghost Extended. We didn’t cover it at the time because there was just too much news about the more relevant Proton X50 and Honda City RS.

So, here’s what the Ghost Extended adds, and while billionaires all over will be rushing to fill up order books for this instead of the standard model.

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More rear Legroom Than Almost Any other Car

Behind the bigger brother, the Phantom Extended, this Ghost Extended has the most rear legroom of any 4 seater sedan. That’s a whole 17cm more room for your feet than in the standard Ghost!

Business Class Experience

The additional legroom allows customers to option in Rolls-Royce’s Serenity Seat, which reclines for that business class feel.

A Champagne Fridge

There’s also enough space between the rear seats for a small fridge that’s specifically designed to chill Champagne to either 6 or 11 degrees Celcius, depending on the age of the Champagne.

That’s it really, these three factors are what set the Ghost Extended apart from the regular Ghost, which is still a pretty extraordinary limo. Learn more about it here.

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ENGINEERING

Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended is built on the Architecture of Luxury, Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminium spaceframe that underpins every new Rolls-Royce model. The marque’s hallmark Magic Carpet Ride is delivered by a new Planar Suspension System, the result of more than 10 years’ exhaustive testing and refinement by specialist engineers. Featuring continuously variable, electronically controlled shock absorbers, self-levelling high-volume air strut assemblies and a world-first upper wishbone damper; this technology has never been previously applied to a production motor car. Ghost Extended also benefits from all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for the first time.

Power is provided by a 6.75-litre twin turbocharged engine developed exclusively for Ghost. It produces 571PS and 850Nm of torque. The requirement for silence when travelling is answered through 100kg of acoustic damping materials incorporated into the chassis, bodywork and tyres, delivering exhilarating performance without disturbing the serenity within.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The pursuit of design simplicity requires highly complex engineering and craft techniques. For example, sophisticated bodywork forms are only achievable through advanced generative design and 3D printing. This is the first time this technology has been incorporated within a component production facility and combined with Rolls-Royce’s craft and engineering competencies.

For Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended, beam-melted metal components are welded to the body-in-white, while parts made by multi-jet fusion and selective laser sintering are individually fitted at the Home of Rolls-Royce.

More traditional craft is given a contemporary expression through the introduction of two new wood finishes, developed especially for Ghost. Obsidian Ayous is inspired by the rich palette of colours found in igneous rocks, while Dark Amber has veins of fine aluminium particles running through the wood. Both are available in open-pore finish, allowing the tactility of the material to fully express itself.

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