The new Ghost variant is said to have the most rear legroom in its segment, offering 170mm more space than the Ghost, providing enhanced rear comfort for long distance journeys with no compromise to driving dynamics
Ghost Extended also benefits from all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for the first time to ensure unprecedented poise and surefootedness.
First customer deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2021.
Rolls-Royce said the Ghost Extended also caters to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The company discovered that there is increasing interest in the region for a super luxury car with dual business and family use.
A key learning was that Ghost Extended customers wanted no compromise to Ghost’s pure, minimalist design. The marque’s designers worked to cloak the extra length by only extending the rear door and body around the rear door apertures, preserving the lines of the car.
A suite of enhancements to the rear of the cabin reflects Ghost Extended’s flexibility.
For the first time, a reclining Serenity Seat can be specified, offering a new dimension of rear seat comfort akin to a business jet cabin environment.
The rear cabin also provides the environment to transition from business to leisure. To enhance this, a Champagne fridge is provided between the rear seats, created with the help of a master sommelier.
They learned that the optimum serving temperatures of non-vintage Champagne is around six degrees Celsius and vintage Champagnes is around 11 degrees. To that end, the refrigerator operates two cooling modes, chilling to six degrees and 11 degrees.
Ghost is the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever created.
For Ghost Extended, attention to air quality was paid on top of offering WiFi access and an advanced infotainment system.
If unacceptable levels of airborne contaminants are detected, the air is passed through a nanofleece filter that is capable of removing nearly all ultra-fine particles within the cabin in less than two minutes.
A suite of technologies enhances the driving experience in urban and country settings. This includes laser headlights with more than 600m of illuminated range and key safety enhancements including vision assist with day and night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning; alertness assistant; a four-camera system withpanoramic view, all round-visibility and helicopter view; active cruise control; collision warning; cross traffic warning; lane departure and lane change warning.
An industry-leading 7x3 high definition head-up display and self-park ensures absolute effortlessness whatever the driving conditions.
Ghost Extended is built on Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminium spaceframe that underpins every new Rolls-Royce model.
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The marque's hallmark Magic Carpet Ride is delivered by a new Planar Suspension System, the result of more than 10 years' testing and refinement.
Featuring continuously variable, electronically controlled shock absorbers, self-levelling high-volume air strut assemblies and a world-first upper wishbone damper; this technology has never been previously applied to a production car.
The engine remains unchanged from the standard Ghost. The 6.75-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine that was developed exclusively for Ghost line-up, produces 563hp and 850Nm of torque.
There is heavy insulation to keep the cabin as serene as possible, with 100kg of acoustic damping materials lining the chassis, bodywork and tyres.
This is the first time 3D-printing technology is used, in combination with Rolls-Royce’s traditional craft and engineering capabilities, to carve out sophisticated interior and bodywork forms.
For 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.
Two new wood finishes have been introduced - Obsidian Ayous and Dark Amber.
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.