The new extended-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost has more interior space than any four-seat sedan apart from the Phantom.
Earlier this month, Rolls-Royce presented the all-new Ghost, marking the first time the "entry-level" luxury limousine has been redesigned in over ten years. But if you want even more luxury and interior space, Rolls-Royce has revealed the new extended-wheelbase version of the next-generation Ghost with more legroom for rear passengers to make chauffeured journeys even more comfortable.
Rolls-Royce claims the new extended-wheelbase Ghost "provides the indulgence of enhanced rear space within the rear suite with no compromise to driving dynamics".
Compared to the standard model, the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended is 6.7 inches longer, providing more rear legroom than any four-seat sedan except for a Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended. To prevent compromising the design, engineers disguised the exterior's extra length by only extending the rear door and body around the rear door apertures, preserving the car's sleek lines.
Inside, the rear cabin is even more luxurious than the regular Ghost. For the first time, Rolls-Royce is offering a reclining Serenity Seat that boasts a level of comfort comparable to a business jet. A fridge to store champagne is also provided between the rear seats. In fact, Rolls-Royce consulted with a master sommelier to learn the optimum serving temperatures and designed the fridge with two cooling modes catering to connoisseurs of vintage or non-vintage champagne. Other new comfort features include an advanced air purification system and built-in Wi-Fi.
The new Ghost Extended is also far more technologically advanced than its predecessor thanks to new features including laser headlights with more than 1.9 feet of illuminated range, a head-up display, self-parking, and a four-camera system with a panoramic view.
Mechanically, the new Ghost Extended is identical to the standard car. Underpinning the luxury limo is Rolls-Royce's new Architecture of Luxury aluminum platform shared with the new Phantom and Cullinan SUV, while a new Planar Suspension System featuring variable shock absorbers, self-leveling air strut assemblies, and an industry-first upper wishbone damper provides an even smoother ride.
Power is provided by a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 with 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but expect the long-wheelbase Ghost to cost more than the standard model, which starts at $332,500. Customer deliveries will start in Q4, 2020.