We first saw a prototype of the second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost in January this year and now it’s time for a clearer look at the luxury saloon.
This latest set of photos reveals the dashboard of the new Ghost for the first time — or at least a part of it given that it’s still covered. While it obviously draws inspiration from the Phantom limousine and Cullinan SUV, the interior of the 2021 Ghost has its own style. The lower part of the dashboard, including the center console, looks very similar to the aforementioned models.
However, the upper part looks more modern and high-tech, with the layout of the center screen and the instrument panel reminding of the widescreen cockpit seen in some Mercedes-Benz models. We’re not 100 percent sure whether the instrument panel is digital but it certainly looks like it. Normally, the round dial edges would suggest otherwise, but that’s an arrangement seen in many BMW vehicles. The clock mounted near the central screen is clearly analog, though.
On the outside, the 2021 Ghost continues to carry plenty of camouflage as Rolls-Royce is not yet ready to give too much away design-wise. Nevertheless, it’s pretty obvious we’re dealing with an evolution of the current Ghost. Though it appears to have a sportier stance, the silhouette remains largely the same, as does the layout of the doors which continue to open in opposite directions.
Under the sheetmetal
The next-generation Ghost will adopt the common Rolls-Royce platform inaugurated by the latest Phantom. Unlike the flagship model, the Ghost is likely to feature all-wheel drive as well, at least as an option. Given the new architecture, power is expected to come from the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 power plant that equips the Phantom and Cullinan. There are also rumors of an all-electric version coming later on but they have not been confirmed.
The adoption of the new architecture also means the Ghost will benefit from all the safety and convenience features of its more expensive siblings. Expect the second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost to debut sometime next year at a major auto show as a 2021 model.