2014 marks the fifth birthday of the Rolls-Royce Ghost and the British luxury manufacturer has updated the Ghost model with a subtle facelift that was unveiled at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. The facelift is the first of the model since it went on sale in 2009 and the company says that the Ghost Series II gets even more luxurious and fancier than its predecessor. The headlight design gets a touch of flamboyance with the new curvaceous design.
Based on the BMW 7-series platform, the most noticeable change on the Ghost Series II are the redesigned headlight units. The headlights now feature LED lights and are bordered with daytime running lights. The bumpers also a see a revision with subtle changes that provoke a stronger stance on the Ghost. The front air intakes also feature chrome inserts while the waft line has been redesigned to lean forward. Other features on the Ghost facelift include the optional monogrammed stainless-steel fuel filler cap. The bonnet also gets a tapered wake channel that enhances the car’s dynamism.
As a Ghost buyer, the interior is where you belong and Rolls-Royce has given revisions to the interiors as well for additional comfort and style. The interiors feature redesigned seats with electronically adjustable thigh supports for front passengers. The new rear seats design offers absolute comfort. You also get the ‘lounge seat’ configuration in which the seats are gently angled towards each other. The three level heating is offered as standard, while the massage function is optional.
Keeping in line with the Rolls-Royce tradition, you get customisation options with the upholstery, audio as well as the new paint and wheel options. The instrument dials and clock have also seen subtle enhancements. The car also features re-engineered front and rear struts, new steering gear and adjusted dampers, while the Dynamic Driving package offers better cornering ability. You get 19-inch wheels as standard or can opt for 21-inch forged wheels.
The powertrain remains the same with the 6.6-litre V12 engine producing 563 HP of power under the hood of the Ghost Series II. The other updates include on-board Wi-Fi, Satellite Aided Transmission (SAT), updated car user interface and navigation systems as well as the Rotory controller presents a touch pad with the ability to write characters by finger. Rolls-Royce will launch the Ghost Series II in India by November 2014, selling it at a higher cost over the current model.