Rolls-Royce has not only launched the updated Ghost, it has also made it cheaper by AUS $100,000. The Series II is a mid-life update with some new features and a more affordable entry-level variant.
The base variant of Ghost Series II does not feature 20-inch alloy wheels with a satin finish, chromed visible exhaust, full camera system (front/side), rear theater setup, picnic tables, lamb wool floor mats and Drivers Assist 3 package. Previously the entry-level variant was priced at AUS $645,000 but now with these features deleted, the entry-level variant is priced at AUS $545,000 drive-away.
The new Ghost gets minor upgrades such as redesigned LED headlamps and daytime running lights, a new bonnet with a “wake channel” flowing from the Spirit of Ecstasy, revised bumpers, and new paint and wheel options. The updated luxury saloon gets new seats which have enhanced thigh support and depth adjustment. The rear seats have been re-angled subtly to avoid the rear-seat occupants from neck straining. Also, the clocks and dials are now surrounded by polished metal like a luxury watch.
The latest model sports the same 6.6-litre V12 petrol engine which produces 563 horsepower and 780 Nm of torque, letting the Ghost reach from naught to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds. The beastly engine does however, consume 21.2 l/100km in the city and 9.8 l/100km on the highway.