Rolls Royce Ghost vs. Phantom

Rolls Royce Ghost, the younger sibling of Rolls Royce Phantom, for some people Rolls Royce Ghost is the cheap alternative, people who cannot afford to buy a Rolls Royce Phantom. However, this is not the reality. When you approach to a Rolls Royce from that inferior good perspective, this means you ignored the characteristics of that car.

Recently, I saw a Rolls Royce Ghost in London. All the Rolls Royce Ghosts, I have ever seen was inside the showroom. And I didn’t have chance to see Rolls Royce Ghost in an urban area. On the other hand, Rolls Royce Phantom is a part of the London, you can spot in everywhere. And I found it very big, not very sporty and looks a like castle. Rolls Royce Phantom is never be my dream car. It was too serious and very bold.
I guess Rolls Royce noticed this and they introduced the Rolls Royce Ghost. This is the car, I really wish to own. When I saw the Rolls Royce Ghost, I realised one thing! You can drive this car by yourself. This is the main distinction between the Rolls Royce Phantom and Ghost. Also, Ghost does not have the sharp edges and looks way more sporty. The sharp edges of Rolls Royce Phantom make it very serious and reduce the sportiness. And this means, Rolls Royce knows how to separate their products without overlapping with each other.

Basically, if you are looking for a sporty looking Rolls Royce and want to drive it, go for Rolls Royce Ghost. If you wish to be driven all the time and look serious, go for Rolls Royce Phantom. But never confuse this cycle :)
Lastly, don’t stuck on that Rolls Royce Ghost is based on a BMW 7-Series! It is just a chassis and 7-Series  is a very well engineered car!

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Number of doors / seats
 -
4 / 5
Vehicle length (unladen)
mm
5569
Vehicle width (unladen)
mm
1948
Vehicle height (unladen)
mm
1550
Wheelbase
mm
3465
Turning circle
m
14
Overhang front
mm
867.5
Overhang rear
mm
1236.5
Track width front
mm
1622
Track width rear
mm
1660
Shoulder room front
mm
1510
Shoulder room rear
mm
1418
Elbow room front
mm
1540
Elbow room rear
mm
1448
Max headroom front
mm
1030
Max headroom rear
mm
990
Effective headroom front
mm
995
Effective headroom rear
mm
975
Ground clearance (unladen)
mm
150
Width including mirrors
mm
2108
Luggage compartment capacity (ISO3832)
ltr
490
Fuel tank capacity
ltr
82.5
Unladen weight (DIN / (EU)
kg
2420
Axle load ratio, rear (unladen)
%
48.2
Gross axle weight /max payload
kg
2940 / 580
Axle payload limit front / rear
kg
1445 / 1575
Engine type / Cylinders / valves
 -
V / 12 / 48
Fuel management
 -
Direct injection
Engine injector set-up / Aspiration

DI(VVT)/ twin turbo
Displacement
cm3
6592
Stroke / Bore
mm
88.3 / 89.0
Power output @ engine speed
bhp / kW (PS)/min-1
563 / 420 (570) / 5250
Max torque @ engine speed
lb/ft / Nm/min-1
575 / 780 / 1500
Compression ratio / fuel type
 -
10.0 / Super unleaded*
Transmission type
 -
8 speed automatic
Transmission ratios 1st/2nd/3rd/4th
 -
4.717 / 3.143 / 2.106 / 1.667
Transmission ratios 5th/6th/7th/8th
 -
1.285 / 1.000 / 0.839 / 0.667
Transmission ratio reverse gear
 -
3.317
Final drive ratio
 -
2.813
Steering / Total
 -
Hydraulic rack and pinion 19.9
Steering wheel revolutions lock to lock

3.1
Drag co-efficient cd / A / cd x A
 - / m2 / m2
0.33 / 2.60 / 0.863
Top speed
mph / km/h
155 / 250
Acceleration 0-60 mph / 0-100km/h
s
4.7 / 4.9
1km from standing start
s
23.1
Power to weight (DIN-Unladen weight)
kg/kW
5.6
Power per litre
kW/ltr
63.7
Consumption urban (EU)
ltr/100km
20.6 l/100 km / 13.7mpg (Imp)
Consumption extra urban
ltr/100km
9.6 l/100 km / 29.4 mpg (Imp)
Combined consumption
mpg (imp. gal.)/ ltr/100km
13.7 l/100 km / 20.6 mpg (Imp)
Range
km
602
CO2 Emissions (combined)
g/Km
319
Exhaust emissions standard

EU5
Front tyres
 -
255/50 R19 103Y
255/45 R20 101Y
Rear tyres
 -
255/50 R19 103Y
285/40 R20 104Y
Front wheels
 -
8.5J x 19 EH2
8.5Jx20 EH2
Rear wheels
 -
8.5J x 19 EH2
9.5Jx20 EH2
Wheel inset (difference between mounting face and centre of tyre section)
mm
25
Capacity of radiator incl. heating / motor oil
ltr
17.2 / 10.5
Transmission oil / final drive fluid
ltr
Lifetime filling
Battery capacity / location
Ah / -
90 (AGM) / Luggage compartment
Alternator output rating
A / W
210 / 2900
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