Following the debut of the all-new Ghost, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the Ghost Extended, which offers even greater space and opulence.
Rolls-Royce says that the Ghost Extended is the product of an exhaustive consultation process with a new generation of Rolls-Royce clients.
Based on their inputs, Rolls-Royce determined that many of the Ghost’s customers sought a chauffeur-driven limousine during the week that could become a “serenely comfortable and dynamic self-driven saloon” on weekends.
A LARGER LOUNGE
The Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended offers 170mm more space than the Ghost. This enables it to provide more rear legroom than any four-seat sedan – with the exception of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended.
Rolls-Royce says that the Ghost Extended’s design remains uncompromised in spite of its additional length.
Designers “hid” this by only extending the rear door and body around the rear door apertures, thus preserving the car’s lines.
For the first time, a reclining Serenity Seat can be specified in the Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended, creating rear seat comfort that’s “akin to a business jet cabin environment”.
A Champagne fridge is also provided between the rear seats. But it is no ordinary unit.
After consulting a Master Sommelier, Rolls-Royce engineers gave the fridge two cooling modes: six degrees centigrade for non-vintage Champagne, and 11 degrees centigrade for vintage Champagnes.
Rolls-Royce claims that the Ghost is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever created.
The Ghost features WiFi access and infotainment systems for business use, but the carmaker says that these have been “deployed with care” to cater to clients’ demands for a serene environment.
The commitment to delivering a pure, detoxifying space means the Ghost is equipped with a new Micro-Environment Purification System (MEPS).
This technology enhances existing air filtration systems through software and hardware. Impurity Detection Sensors detect ambient air quality, automatically activating fresh air intakes into Recirculation Mode.
If unacceptable levels of airborne contaminants are detected, the air is passed through a nanofleece filter that can remove nearly all ultra-fine particles in the cabin in under two minutes.
Pursuing design simplicity requires highly complex engineering and craft techniques. For instance, sophisticated bodywork forms are only achievable through advanced generative design and 3D printing.
This is the first time this technology has been incorporated within a component production facility and combined with Rolls-Royce’s craft and engineering competencies.
In the Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended, beam-melted metal components are welded to the body-in-white, while parts made by multi-jet fusion and selective laser sintering are individually fitted at the Home of Rolls-Royce.
More traditional craft is given a contemporary expression through the introduction of two new wood finishes, developed especially for Ghost. Obsidian Ayous is inspired by the rich palette of colours found in igneous rocks, while Dark Amber has veins of fine aluminium particles running through the wood.
Both are available in open-pore finish, allowing the tactility of the material to fully express itself. Customer deliveries of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.