The new Rolls-Royce Ghost has finally been revealed, with the second-generation model assuming a “minimalist” design and retaining a V12 engine.

Billed as an “authentically super-luxury product”, the new all-paw Ghost rides on Rolls-Royce’s proprietary aluminium spaceframe architecture (which already underpins the Phantom and Cullinan).

At 5 546 mm, the new model is some 89 mm longer than its forebear, while its overall width has grown by 30 mm to 1 978 mm. The standard wheelbase now measures 3 295 mm, while unladen weight is listed as 2 490 kg.

The British firm says it has furthered developed the twin-turbo 6,75-litre V12 petrol engine, which here features a bespoke Ghost engine map to ensure “ample performance”. Peak power is 420 kW while maximum torque comes in at 850 N.m (that latter figure is available from a mere 1 600 r/min).

That’s enough, claims the firm, for the new Ghost to hit 100 km/h from standstill in 4,8 seconds, before topping out at an electronically governed 250 km/h.

Rolls-Royce says its engineering specialists have redesigned the Ghost’s suspension “completely”, incorporating a “world-first” upper wishbone damper unit above the front assembly. The five-link rear axle, meanwhile, benefits from the same self-levelling, high-volume air suspension technology, as well as rear-wheel steering.

“The only components that we carried over from the first Goodwood Ghost were the Spirit of Ecstasy and umbrellas. Everything else was designed, crafted and engineered from the ground up. The result is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

“It distils the pillars of our brand into a beautiful, minimalist, yet highly complex product that is perfectly in harmony with our Ghost clients’ needs and perfectly in tune with the times.”

Original article from Car