Automobiles of Rolls-Royce stature aren’t expected to change capriciously. This past year though, the term “new” was affixed to this fabled British marque with the appearance of a Ghost. This smaller sibling to the Phantom has demonstrated genuine Rolls-Royce attributes, this, despite being based on lesser mechanicals. (But when the latter are those of a sumptuous BMW 7 Series, who’s to quibble?)
Indeed, we did very little quibbling in our August 2010 comparison test of the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Flying Spur; wondrous cars, both.
The 2011 Ghost is priced at $245,000. Phantom models are $380,000, $408,000, $443,000 and $450,000 for Sedan, Coupe, Drophead Coupe and Extended Wheelbase Sedan, respectively. Bespoke opportunities exist as well.