2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

The award-winning, four-seater Ghost has seen outstanding demand since its worldwide launch in 2009. Designed as a vision of simplicity, it is a Rolls-Royce that drives and rides in peerless fashion. Ghost Extended Wheelbase takes this principle further, designed as a car to drive or in which to be chauffeured. It will be built to order and is available in only limited numbers for 2011 until full production begins in 2012.

Ghost’s ample interior space is further enhanced in the Extended Wheelbase variant by the addition of 170mm to the car’s wheelbase, but with no detriment to the model’s balanced proportions and stunning contemporary design. Legroom is significantly enhanced with knee-room more than doubled compared to the standard Ghost.

Increased cabin space in the rear passenger compartment and a panoramic sunroof sets new standards for interior ambience and light. Effortless entry and exit for passengers further reinforces Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ pinnacle position in the ultra-luxury segment.

Powered by the acclaimed Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6 litre twin turbo charged V12 engine which produces an effortless 563hp and 780Nm of torque at just 1,500rpm, Ghost Extended Wheelbase accelerates from 0-100km/h in just five seconds. An intelligent, four corner air suspension maintains a perfect balance between ride and handling.

On the unveiling of the new car, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, “This latest Rolls-Royce is a model of outstanding design and unrivalled luxury. Ghost Extended Wheelbase delivers all the poise and dynamism enjoyed by discerning Ghost owners, with the indulgent experience of an extended wheelbase car. It is the very best of both worlds.

“This is the first time we have undertaken a world launch of a Rolls-Royce car in China, underscoring the strategic significance of this market and the Asia Pacific region. We expect to build on last year’s record growth, with further strong demand for Rolls-Royce models and a positive economic forecast throughout the region,” he added.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
released at2011 Shanghai Motor Show
built atGoodwood, England
body stylistIan Cameron
interior designerCharles Coldham, Alan Sheppard
engineersHelmut Riedl
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrain4 Valves per Cylw/VVT
fuel feedDirect Injection
displacement6592 cc / 402.27 in³
bore88.3 mm / 3.5 in
stroke89 mm / 3.5 in
power419.8 kw / 563 bhp @ 5250 rpm
specific output85.41 bhp per litre
torque779.6 nm / 575 ft lbs @ 1500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front tires255/45 R20 101Y
rear tires285/40 R20 104Y
front brakesVentilated Discs
f brake size36 x 410 mm / 1.4 x 16.1 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs
r brake size30 x 402 mm / 1.2 x 15.8 in
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Assist
weight distro52 % / 48.2 %
front track1622 mm / 63.9 in
rear track1660 mm / 65.4 in
width1948 mm / 76.7 in
height1550 mm / 61.0 in
transmissionZF 8HP90 8-Speed Auto
gear ratios4.717:1, 3.143:1, 2.106:1, 1.667:1, 1.285:1, 1.000:1, 0.839:1, 0.667:1
final drive3.813:1