A Brand New Rolls-Royce Ghost Is Coming, 10 Years After Its Introduction

After teasing the world with the 200EX concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce went on to unveil the first-gen production Ghost that very same year, in Frankfurt.

Fast-forward a few years and despite being called the Ghost Series II, the 2014 updated model was more of a thorough facelift, as opposed to a brand new car, which means that the Ghost, as we know it, has been in production for a decade now.

Meet the new Baby Rolls

This well-camouflaged all-new Ghost prototype was spotted recently on a BMW Group transport truck and as you can see, its does feature quite a few differences when compared to the current model.

So while the overall form factor is similar, the hood, for example, is completely different, the front wings don’t bulge upwards as much, the front fascia appears to have a cleaner design, like the latest Phantom, while the rear end is a tiny bit more arched – which should give it a sleeker profile.

We are curious whether or not this second-generation Ghost is larger than the current model, but we’ll just have to wait for an official word on that one.

2020-worthy tech

People lucky enough to own this car once it comes out, should get to enjoy all the safety and convenience technologies currently present in the automaker’s other two models, the Phantom and the Cullinan. So expect features such as those large TFT displays, but also a similar bundle of safety systems like the alertness assistant, active cruise control, cross-traffic warning, collision warning and lane change warning.

As for its driving characteristics, the all-new Ghost should be lighter and quieter than its predecessor. It will also probably be powered by Rolls-Royce’s new 6.75-liter twin turbo V12 engine (from the Phantom), but we can’t say for certain at this time.

The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost should make its debut on the motor show catwalk within the next year or so.

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  • CJKnox

    Looks great! Love the way it sits on its rear haunches.

  • charlotteharry57

    And it’ll look almost exactly like the current one.

    • PK

      that’s bmw group for you. i think they’re afraid of change lol

      • Nordschleife

        Now when make changes you all y’all about them. They are not afraid of change. They are annoyed at every change they make being criticized for diminishing the BMW design ethos.

        • Yavor

          Yeah so first you need to change, and of course you need to know your freaking customer base. Imagine if they made the default car a pink color. Would you find that a reasonable change?

          • Nordschleife

            It’s always that one person. They wouldn’t make a change like that. Even if they made black the default color for every BMW on earth then you’d complain about that. Like it or not while you all complain about every change, more and more BMW’s are sold.

            Everyone “car person” hated every Bangle BMW but BMW sales continued to grow but damn them for seeking sales vs remaining true to the “car people”.

        • PK

          either way they’ll be crucified for it am i right?

  • rover10

    Let’s hope it wasn’t designed by the same team as the Cullinan!

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    great alternative if you don’t want a facelifted 7 series

  • Vassilis

    Really looking forward to that. Love the Ghost.

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    There had better be more tech under that bonnet, because I prefer the current one.

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