The next-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost will be lighter and more technologically advanced.
After being on sale for ten years, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is finally getting a long overdue update following the launch of the Cullinan SUV last year and the new flagship Phantom VIII back in 2017. Rolls-Royce's new entry-level luxury sedan won't be arriving until next year to rival the all-new Bentley Flying Spur, but these latest spy shots give us an early look at the next-generation Ghost in prototype form. This time, our spy photographers also managed to snap some photos of the opulent interior, giving us a first look inside the new Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Inside, the dashboard shares a lot in common with the Phantom and Cullinan. Compared to the current Ghost, however, the cabin will be considerably more technologically advanced, as the prototype sports a fully digital driver's display and a wide screen for the infotainment system. While the new Ghost is being thoroughly modernized, Rolls-Royce has still added a traditional analog clock. The air vents also look identical to the vents found inside the Phantom and Cullinan.
On the outside, the new Ghost is still covered in camouflage that disguises the details, but the overall shape appears to adopt an evolutionary design with a larger grille and slim full-LED headlights. This makes sense since the Ghost is a popular seller for Rolls-Royce, so we weren't expecting the exterior to look drastically different.
Like the new Phantom and Cullinan, the next-generation Ghost will utilize Rolls-Royce's aluminum spaceframe platform, which should make the luxury sedan much lighter than the current model. Power will most likely come from the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 that debuted in the Phantom, but reports suggest it will retain the automaker's 6.6-liter V12. In the current Ghost, this engine produces 563 horsepower. A mild-hybrid variant could also adopt the Cullinan and Phantom's 48-volt electrical system, and an all-wheel-drive system will also reportedly be on the options list.