The ultra-expensive Rolls-Royce Ghost has been given a subtle makeover.
On the off chance you are in the market for a car that costs more than most houses and is about as luxurious as you can get, the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show is probably up your street.
Rolls-Royce has been careful not to mix things up too much, which is why the Ghost Series II looks very familiar. The addition of re-scuplted LED headlights with daytime running lights, a ‘tapered wake channel’ on the bonnet (that line thing in the middle) and restyled bumpers separate the old car from the new one.
Chrome inserts have been added to the front air intakes to help keep the anchors cool, while the famous ‘waft line’ has been redesigned so that it leans further forward.
The Ghost Series II, like its predecessor, is more luxurious than your front room. It has a 10.25-inch display for displaying things, Wi-Fi connectivity for keeping you linked to your golfing friends and two new wood veneer options in the form of Padao and Walnut Burr Crossband on top of the usual abundance of expensive materials.
Rolls-Royce has also added the ‘most exhaustively engineered and finest audio system in automotive history’, just in case you need any further persuasion.
Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT for short) rounds off the new additions. Like in the Rolls-Royce Wraith the feature debuted in, it uses GPS to look at the road you are on and adjusts the gears accordingly – a feature the chauffeur is sure to appreciate.
Seeing as Rolls-Royce neglected to mention anything about performance, we can only guess it has the same thunderous 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 as the current model, which means 563hp and 575lb/ft of torque.
Expect to pay more than £200,000 for the privilege of owning one. The poorer among us will have to make do with some pictures of the luxury beast instead.