Next-Gen Rolls-Royce Ghost Due In 2021, Will Remain A Baby Phantom

Roughly 18 months after the latest-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom was unveiled, the luxury marque has commenced testing of the next-gen Ghost.

Reportedly on track to launch as a 2021 model, the new Ghost will be underpinned by the same platform as the Phantom that will be shortened to accomodate the more compact dimensions of Rolls’ entry level luxury sedan.

The prototype our spy photographers snapped is covered in thick camouflage, but it’s not particularly difficult to imagine what the new Ghost looks like underneath. For starters, a set of larger headlights virtually identical to those of the Phantom will characterize the front fascia. Alterations will also be made to the front grille to provide a refreshed and more modern feel.

The overall shape of the Ghost is expected to be retained for the 2021 model, and changes to the rear fascia could be limited to different lights and a bespoke bumper.

While the exterior won’t be very different, the interior should undergo some welcome changes. Expect new gauges, an updated infotainment system and the possible inclusion of ‘The Gallery’, a special section of the dashboard that can be turned into a tiny art gallery that’s already available in the new Phantom.

All current Rolls-Royce Ghost models feature a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 with power ranging from 562 hp and 575 lb-ft (780 Nm) in the standard model to 604 hp and 620 lb-ft (840 Nm) in the Black Badge. In all likelihood, this engine will be carried over to the 2021 Ghost with few changes, although we wouldn’t rule out the new 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 from the Phantom finding its way into the Ghost, too.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops

  • Elmediterraneo

    Late 2017/Early 2018 : Phantom
    Late 2018 : Cullinan
    Late 2019 / Early 2020 : Ghost
    At that pace we will have the new Wraith and Dawn before 2022…

    Meanwhile Alfa Romeo still stuggles to release a 3rd model after the Giulia in 2017 and the Stelvio in 2017…

  • MarkoS

    It looks like a Rolls Royce no surprise there. Just looking at these photos I’d say some very nice evolutionary changes are in store.

  • maxnix

    Ah, I will be in the market for a new compact about then when the market is in full correction.

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