You could be forgiven for not being able to spot the 2022 Ghost at a distance. Rolls-Royce owners have made it quite clear that they like the current design DNA, so the British manufacturer was conscientious not to tread on VIP toes.
Look closely, and you'll note that the Spirit of Ecstasy is now part of the hood. The famous Pantheon Grille is now backlit, and we're not entirely sure it's a great idea. It makes the Ghost look like a rolling nightclub, which is decidedly not elegant. And surely that's what a Rolls-Royce should be first and foremost?
The rest of the design is quite good. We like the smiley front end, which was purposefully designed that way. The side consists of three simple design lines, and timeless design is always minimalist. The rear fits in with the rest of Rolls-Royce's range, though updated with the latest LED lighting technology. The car rides on glossy 21-inch alloy wheels.
The Ghost is available in two sizes: Regular or Super Size. Actually, the models are officially known as the Ghost and the Ghost Extended. One is for driving, the other for sitting in. The standard Ghost is 219 inches long, while the extended model is a full 226 inches. A standard Ghost rides on a 129.7-inch wheelbase, while the longer Ghost sits on a 136-inch wheelbase. Either way, you're getting some serious interior space. Both models are 84.6 inches wide, and the height is 61.85 inches for the standard model and 62 inches for the Ghost Extended. The new Black Badge Ghost is 218.3 inches long, 61.9 inches tall, and the same width.
As you'd expect, every Ghost is quite hefty. The standard Ghost weighs 5,628 pounds, while the Ghost Extended tips the scales at 5,730 lbs. The more performance-oriented Black Badge Ghost has an unladen weight of 5,490 lbs.
|Rolls-Royce Ghost Trims||Ghost||Ghost Black Badge||Ghost Extended|
|Max Width||76.7 in.||76.7 in.||76.7 in.|
|Length||212.6 in.||212.6 in.||219.2 in.|
|Height||61 in.||61 in.||61 in.|
|Wheelbase||129.7 in.||129.7 in.||136.4 in.|
|Rolls-Royce Ghost Trims||Curb Weight|
|Ghost Black Badge||5,445 lbs.|
|Ghost Extended||5,556 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
One of the unique selling points when you're paying this much for a car is that you can have anything you want. According to Rolls-Royce, nothing is off the table. As long as you have the cash, that is.
Let's go through the basic color selection to give you some idea of how customizable the Ghost is. You first select the main exterior color, consisting of 50 plus options broken down into four palettes: Standard, Commissioned, Special Order, Crystal Finish.
There are far too many options to name, but you can go the subtle route and order several sedate colors like Darkest Tungsten, Dark Emerald, English White, Jubilee Silver, or Gunmetal. If you're more of an extrovert, Rolls has several wild options. There's Purple Silk, Arizona Sun (orange), Fame Green, and Belladonna Purple.
The Black Badge has a few additional darker colors to choose from. These include Black Ember, Berwick Bronze, Black Green, Melanite, and Madeira Red. The additional colors verge on being black, but with a hint of color.
If you wish, you can have a secondary contrasting exterior color. Following that, you need to decide whether you want a hand-painted coachline or not. If you do, you need to select the color and whether you want a single or double.
That's the end, right? Nope. You still need to decide what alloy wheel design you want and whether you want a pinstripe or some other detail on said alloys. Only then are you done.
All of the above is just part of the standard configurator. Rolls-Royce has a whole different department that caters to bespoke orders. If you want the color of your Ghost to match the pink diamond inserts on your pimp cup, Rolls-Royce can do that.