New Gen Rolls-Royce Ghost To Get Trick Suspension Setup
The luxury carmaker has concentrated on making its "entry-level" car's ride even better by the looks of it.
The new generation Rolls-Royce Ghost that is currently under development is expected to be unveiled overseas by Autumn this year and it seems that the luxury car will come with some trick suspension tech.
Based on an all-new aluminium-intensive architecture as the Phantom and Cullinan, the last generation Ghost was based on the previous BMW 7-series platform, the luxury saloon will not have any compromises this time around, not that we are complaining about the way the last model drove.
To feature both all-wheel-drive and all-wheel-steering, the new gen Rolls-Royce Ghost tech will also include the new “Planar Chassis System”. What the suspension system does is that it employs a trick upper wishbone damper unit that will be mounted above the front suspension assembly.
The new Rolls-Royce Ghost suspension system will not only provide additional dampening, but also make use of GPS data and inputs from forward-facing camera system to adjust the dampening effect according to the road conditions. If it does what it says, then I reckon the system is a must-have on our poorly surfaced roads.
Design of the car, according the Rolls-Royce, would be more contemporary than the flagship Phantom saloon, featuring similar cab-back proportions, long bonnet, upright nose and a tapering tail section.
Interior-wise, Rolls-Royce has never failed to impress with its craftsmanship so far. Expect the new Ghost to feature design touches from the Phantom and also, the previous gen model’s conventional gauges will get replaced with a new 12.3-inch infotainment system and much more tech will be on offer.
Powering the luxury saloon will be a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 that will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Of course, it will likely produce more power and is expected to be faster than the old car.
Source – evo.co.uk