2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses


2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses

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.

Sight

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.

Sound

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.

Aroma

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.

Taste

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.

Touch

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.”

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 2012 Auto China
built at Goodwood, England
body stylist Ian Cameron
interior designer Charles Coldham, Alan Sheppard
engineers Helmut Riedl
production 1
engine V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Turbocharger
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
compression 10.0:1
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
driven wheels RWD
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
transmission 8-Speed Auto
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
final drive 3.813:1
top speed ~249.40 kph / 155 mph
drag 0.33 Cd
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.