2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly presents the Ghost Six Senses concept, a highly-bespoke luxury model that encapsulates the richness of experience that comes as standard with any Rolls-Royce and takes it to a new level of sensory indulgence.
Approaching this luxurious Rolls-Royce and opening its coach doors immediately ignites the senses for sight, taste, touch, sound and aroma. And the sense of surprise and delight continues as guests encounter the lavish use of soft, sumptuous leathers, finest veneer detailing and special bespoke enhancements.
“The Ghost Six Senses concept is a luxurious environment designed for the most discerning of individuals,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. “It delights the senses and draws you into somewhere that transcends the interior of a car. Relax for a few moments and you will experience something that is hard to define, but which our customers understand so well.
“It can be likened to an aura, a sense that the stunning hand-made interior embodies something of the heart and soul of each proud craftsperson involved in its creation. That’s a uniquely Rolls-Royce sixth sense that this car presents so elegantly.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is the world’s leading luxury goods manufacturer. And while the world of luxury presents many objects of desire that captivate one or more senses, it takes one of these hand-built cars to awaken all five.
Beautiful and elegant, a Rolls-Royce Ghost is a sign of impeccable taste, a luxury car that is instantly pleasing to the eye. Ghost Six Senses’ pearlescent Carrara White finish complements new forged alloy wheels while eyes are immediately drawn to rich interior detailing upon entry through its coach doors. The deep lustre of the Walnut Burr veneer complete with diagonally-oriented, brown oak cross-banding, are designed to hint at the extraordinary power at the driver’s disposal.
For more than 100 years the sound of silence has driven the Rolls-Royce brand. But 21st century Ghost and Phantom models also present an auditorium in which the most advanced systems can deliver music in the most impressive fashion. The concept audio system in Ghost Six Senses richly fills the spacious rear cabin thanks to its upgraded amplifier and the inclusion of ‘exciter’ speakers housed in the leather headlining that help raise the centre of sound closer to a passenger’s ear.
The finest interior materials create scents that are unique to Rolls-Royce. The rich aroma greeting Ghost Six Senses’ occupants comes from the most supple natural soft grain leather in enveloping, hand-crafted seats, as well as in the car’s leather headlining, with added hints of the woody spice in the walnut veneer.
Bathed in light from a panoramic sunroof, the rear cabin urges occupants to relax in style. For the ultimate taste experience the most refreshing chilled drinks or vintage champagne can be served from Ghost Six Senses’ coolbox, in flutes featuring a delightful sound-wave etching.
From cool chrome and sumptuous leather to the finest veneers, a Rolls-Royce is the most tactile way to travel in ultra-luxury. Ghost Six Senses takes this concept further with the inclusion of natural grain leather for the first time. Deep pile lambswool rugs encourage occupants to submerge feet, while opening the boot effortlessly with remote opener, reveals a further lambswool lining to cosset luxury bespoke luggage.
“Ghost Six Senses redefines a simple truth,” added Torsten Müller-Ötvös. “A Rolls-Royce is always so much more than the sum of its beautiful parts.”
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|released at||2012 Auto China|
|built at||Goodwood, England|
|body stylist||Ian Cameron|
|interior designer||Charles Coldham, Alan Sheppard|
|valvetrain||4 Valves per Cylw/VVT|
|fuel feed||Direct Injection|
|displacement||6592 cc / 402.27 in³|
|bore||88.3 mm / 3.5 in|
|stroke||89 mm / 3.5 in|
|power||419.8 kw / 563 bhp @ 5250 rpm|
|specific output||85.41 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||238.56 bhp per tonne|
|torque||779.6 nm / 575 ft lbs @ 1500 rpm|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|front tires||255/45 R20 101Y|
|rear tires||285/40 R20 104Y|
|front brakes||Ventilated Discs|
|f brake size||36 x 410 mm / 1.4 x 16.1 in|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Discs|
|r brake size||30 x 402 mm / 1.2 x 15.8 in|
|front wheels||F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Assist|
|curb weight||2360 kg / 5204 lbs|
|weight distro||52 % / 48.2 %|
|wheelbase||3295 mm / 129.7 in|
|front track||1622 mm / 63.9 in|
|rear track||1660 mm / 65.4 in|
|length||5399 mm / 212.6 in|
|width||1948 mm / 76.7 in|
|height||1550 mm / 61.0 in|
|gear ratios||4.717:1, 3.143:1, 2.106:1, 1.667:1, 1.285:1, 1.000:1, 0.839:1, 0.667:1|
|top speed||~249.40 kph / 155 mph|
|city fuel econ epa||20.5 L/100 km or 11.47 mpg-us|
|hwy fuel econ epa||9.6 L/100 km or 24.50 mpg-us|
|fuel capacity||82.5 litres or 21.78 gal.|