Named in honor of the classic and legendary Silver Ghost of old, it has officially been ten years since the Rolls-Royce Ghost was introduced to the world. Its first incarnation was the 200EX Concept car, which was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show before entering production later that year for the 2010 model year.
While in development, the Ghost was known as the RR04 and was designed to be a smaller version of the Phantom, a “more measured, more realistic car.” The production model, which was largely unchanged from the 200EX in terms of design, was then unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The vehicle has undergone a few changes through, becoming the Ghost Series II for the 2015 model year. Rumor has it that the Series III will replace the current model in 2021, which we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on with our blog. The next-generation model will likely share the same platform as the Phantom VIII and Cullinan.
For now, however, the 2020 Ghost represents an incredible full-size luxury sedan. It’s packed full of the premium content Rolls-Royce enthusiasts have come to expect but slating into a lower price category than many other Rolls-Royce models. Powered by a 6.6L V12 engine, the Ghost is capable of generating 563 horsepower alongside 605 pound-feet of torque. This enables it to hit a top speed of 155 miles per hour and to get from a complete stop up to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds.
If you’re interested in a 2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost model of your own, be sure to get in touch with us at the St. Louis Motorcars sales desk, or simply schedule a test drive right here on our website. We look forward to seeing you in the driver’s seat!