Rolls-Royce has released a little more info on the new 200EX Ghost, probably in response to the noise Bentley is making about its upcoming Arnage replacement. The Ghost will have a state-of-the-art chassis which uses an intelligent four corner air suspension system and multi-link aluminum front and rear axles.
Various systems like Active Roll Stabilization, four corner air springs and Variable Damping Control operate as one with sensor data read and new settings calculated as often as every 2.5 milliseconds to provide what Rolls-Royce proudly calls a “magic carpet ride”. The air suspension system is so sensitive that it can detect even the smallest of changes. It can even sense the movement of a single rear passenger from one side of the seat to the other, and will compensate accordingly.
Now that’s a huge claim to make considering magic carpets miraculously fly through the air so you shouldn’t have to feel any bumps on the road at all. The suspension system can also rise and lower itself by 25mm to either assist with entry and exit or allow the Ghost to travel over uneven ground.
The Ghost measures 5399mm long, 1948mm wide and 1550mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3295mm. Unlike the Phantom range’s 6.75 litre V12 engine producing 453 horsepower and 720Nm of torque, the Ghost will have a 6.6 litre turbocharged V12 that’s said to produce at least 500 horsepower, and that already exceeds the Phantom’s engine. This will be mated to a 8-speed ZF transmission, similiar to the one in the 760Li and the 5-Series GT.
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