- Key Competitors: Bentley Continental.
- Power: 6.6L V12 twin-turbo – 563-hp / 575 lb-ft of torque.
- Transmission: 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
- Performance: 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds; top speed of 155 mph.
- Pricing: $245,000.
If you’ve been sticking us around with us for a couple of months than you know most of what there is to know about Rolls-Royce’s new Ghost. So let’s not bore you and focus on something new about the Ghost.
Word has it that Rolls-Royce is working on a hybrid version of the Ghost that will share its technology with the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. Sources say that engineering the hybrid version of the Ghost will be fairly straightforward since the F01 7-Series and the Ghost share the same platform. Other fuel-saving features will include a start-stop technology system. A 20kW/155 lb-ft electric-motor will sit between the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission; however, no electric-only driving mode will be available.
Overall, fuel-economy should be improved by 15 percent. The standard Ghost manages an estimated fuel-economy of 17 mpg.
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2009 LA: 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost:
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2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost:
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