Ghost in the Machine

04.04.2011

TECHNOLOGY

If the modern day incarnation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost had to be summed up in one word, that word would be, without question: Presence. Heralding a new direction for the pristine automotive brand, the new Ghost exudes the same modern luxury and aesthetic cues as the Rolls-Royce Phantom, but does so by taking up considerably less space (17 inches to be exact) than its sibling specter. It does so by honing, reshaping and reinterpreting what a modern Rolls-Royce is. And as such, the Ghost, like the original 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, is a defining automobile.

Despite its starting price of $245,000, labeling the Ghost as an entry level Rolls-Royce would be insult to the saloon, especially given that it produces 0-60 in 4.7 seconds from its 6.6 liter turbo-charged V-12 536 hp engine. Couple its performance with the elongated, limo-like body style, rounded profile, superb handling, saloon doors and traditional styling cues, and it’s clear that the automobile could oust the Phantom as the go-to car for enthusiasts of the brand.

Though it boasts seating for five, exceptional legroom, and sumptuously leather-wrapped heated/cooled massage seats and entertainment for rear passengers, the Ghost is undoubtedly a driver’s car. It handles more nimbly than the Phantom, allowing the driver to easily slice through city streets, bob and weave in highway traffic and hug winding turns on coastlines.

The cabin features a universal passenger design with an integrated heads-up display for the driver (which projects a digital speedometer and navigation in the windscreen), 600-watt sound system and rear and side-view parking cameras. The cameras are especially useful, as parallel parking the behemoth can be some work.

Ultimately, it’s the deliberately subdued moments of pushing the Rolls-Royce Ghost, such as cruising slowly through a yellow light or banking a slow turn on a city street where its presence is not only known, but also felt. (Rolls-Royce)

  • http://twitter.com/ADMagazine_kris KrisJohn

    Lovely..American Dreaming Dreaming

  • Big Ghostface

    Bout to cop one these in a minute.

  • http://twitter.com/FrankJL9 Frank lopez

    Yo jigga been all about the HIGHLIFE even when he was broke. Check the tapes circa 1994.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Galdamez-Arce/100000651183531 Alex Galdamez-Arce

    damn

  • Anonymous

    @ street digest
    You basically saying you want Jay-z to focus strictly on negative stuff?
    These are the positive things that he likes, and as it seems it’s not only expensive cars and watches. But music, technology, even jeeps, clothes and other things that people LIKE.
    We can’t just have sites for people to read about other people’s sorrows, we need lifestyle too.

  • http://twitter.com/QuestStJacobs Quest✖SAINT✖Jacobs
  • http://twitter.com/OSIPE43 Azizi

    Nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kenneth-MrChillin/554109912 Kenneth MrChillin

    sexyness

  • Aode526

    god damn

  • http://Peachfuzz.net DanielDanTastic

    14mpg. Grow up.

  • http://xeno.com/ xeno

    This magazine is not for the posers. Its for the go getters. If you have a problem with the content, you should probably re-evaluate yourself and your pursuit of happiness.

  • http://twitter.com/Sibu_D hasib dange

    sleek

  • http://twitter.com/Sibu_D hasib dange

    sleek

  • http://profiles.google.com/joegrrrcia Joe Grrrcia
  • http://www.facebook.com/jona.crooner Jona Crooner

    this shit just motivated me…

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelina.gammage Angel Gammage

    You know when I discovered this site, I was under the impression that anyone who didn’t like Jay wouldn’t be on here. However I discovered, even though people dont have anything positive to add they will take those negative seconds out of their day, to go out of their way to say something irrelevant. Yeah, Im a witness to people dying in the streets but that doesnt mean it has to be the focus of everyday of my life. Thats how bosses move and why they post 300k cars to give that motivation to people like me tired of seeing it death, turmoil and anger. We strive harder for things like this……..My Dream: Range Rover Supercharged Sport …..
    My dream came true….how about you whats gonna make you make moves? Jay-z has about 7-8 websites dealing with all types of issues as a matter of fact……

    http://www.blackplanet.com/IWillNotLose_empow
    http://www.blackplanet.com/IWillNotLose_Educat/
    http://www.blackplanet.com/IWillNotLose_Commun/

    You Should check those out if you wanna drive that one day!

    The Dynasty Diva

  • http://twitter.com/therealgrimes MEL GRIMES

    IT WAS ONCE SAID THAT I WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO NOTHING…LOOK AT ME NOW…ALL OF THIS HAS TO ACCOUNT FOR SOMETHING

  • http://www.facebook.com/AhyashCoutour Steven Ova

    is dat a umberella, #AREUSERIOUS …. i mean who does that to a car… that is amazing

  • sham

    thats a nice car…

  • http://twitter.com/chynanichole Chyna

    @Johnlegendos please say that again!! Yes we all deserve a little bit of enjoyment from time to time too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1001000950 Leo McNeil

    Wow this is a beautiful car!!

    I am really enjoying this site its pretty hot.

  • Anonymous

    It’s only a souped up BMW 7 Series. Save your money until you can afford a Phantom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000073258594 Wesley Masiya

    Dope wheels

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000073258594 Wesley Masiya

    Dope wheels

  • http://twitter.com/surereef sherief salem

    Wait…how many umbrellas come with this car!?!?

  • Anonymous

    money money money money money money…… ana lots more to roll up in that

  • Anonymous

    imagine……sunday evening about 630pm, about 75 degrees and the sun is that redish orange color. windows down, roof back, wifey co-pilot and we knock’n 112 joint cupid. just cruise’n through philly. Damn! that’s a good day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chuck-Xtra-Ordinary-G/1514464026 Chuck Xtra Ordinary G

    PRETTY DOPE///

  • Anonymous

    peep this…Sunday evening around 6:30pm, the sun is that redish and orange color. It’s about 78 degrees, windows down and roof is back. You knock’n “feelin it” off of reasonable doubt for those that don’t know lol. Back to the senerio…wifey play’n co-pilot and we cruise’n through the streets of philly.
    west philly 49th hoopes st!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/LINKZINC Linkz

    i claim this car i have spoke it in to my world i will have it by may 6

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tshepo-Mike-TheMessiah-Sethebe/1650648977 Tshepo Mike-TheMessiah Sethebe

    Presidential, built with the man in mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tshepo-Mike-TheMessiah-Sethebe/1650648977 Tshepo Mike-TheMessiah Sethebe

    Presidential, built with the man in mind.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z is what humanity needs to feed from ehwn it comes to aiming high…I am in Botswana and its not that overdeveloped but, I BELIEVE.

    The Ghost is hear…

    The Kings rule and they follow.
    Twisted ride…ayeeeeye!

  • http://twitter.com/shawal Shawal

    I really love RR, but 1 question…

    If its heavy rain outside, how can i take the umbrella without getting wet???

  • http://twitter.com/shawal Shawal

    I really love RR, but 1 question…

    If its heavy rain outside, how can i take the umbrella without getting wet???

  • http://profiles.google.com/nypaperchaseer ariel martinez

    DOPE…

  • http://twitter.com/boardroombboys Ronald Gaineous

    “cop u1″ “cop me12″ on the plates…

  • http://twitter.com/PatMJr Patrick Mondesir

    @ Shawal your driver would open the door and get the umbrella. Roockie

  • http://www.facebook.com/dastatzdezigns Dominic Adam Smith

    THAT IS SO FUCKIN BALLER.
    PREZZY SHIT! LOOKS LIKE A DAMN TRANSFORMER YO TRANSFORMERS WHATCH OUT DONT LET THIS DECEPTICON FOOL YOU . “PHANTOM BITCH CANT TOUCH IT”-JROB LOL

  • http://twitter.com/BadboyCK Chris K

    …until I stop next to you in my Phantom

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1584338130 Rza Miguel

    The height of luxury.

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