Till we meet once more… in 2020.
The world obtained its first have a look at the Rolls-Royce Ghost with the introduction of the 200EX idea on the 2009 Geneva Motor Present. Over the last decade that adopted, the Ghost grew to become Rolls-Royce’s most profitable automobile whereas decreasing the typical age of homeowners. It is smart, then, that the Ghost’s remaining hurrah can be an enormous one.
Rolls-Royce on Wednesday unveiled the Ghost Zenith Assortment. Restricted to only 50 automobiles, this run represents the height of the Ghost’s exclusivity, because the automaker claims it would have extra bespoke touches than some other instance of the mannequin. That is the second Zenith assortment from the automaker; the primary got here on the finish of the seventh-generation Phantom in 2016.
Lots of the Ghost Zenith Assortment’s distinctive touches get their inspiration from the 200EX idea. In truth, every Ghost’s middle console sports activities a small plaque made out of the melted-down metallic of the 200EX’s Spirit of Ecstasy hood decoration. The plaque is engraved with the Ghost’s major character strains, in addition to some textual content explaining its provenance. The automotive’s Spirit of Ecstasy and clock are each engraved with the identify of the gathering, as properly.
It will get even fancier from there. There’s some lovely marquetry out there in three completely different supplies that transitions from the driving force’s space to the passengers, hinting at the truth that the Ghost was designed for each drivers and the pushed. The rear seats have contrasting leather-based, in addition to embroidery that pulls inspiration from the 1907 Silver Ghost. Lengthy-wheelbase fashions have a headliner that evokes the Spirit of Ecstasy, whereas short-wheelbase variants have a singular model of the “starlight” headliner, which is made out of 1,340 individually woven fiber optic lights, that reveals capturing stars careening throughout the sky.
The outside sports activities a two-tone paint job in considered one of three colorways — blue with white, silver with white or crimson with black.
There are two ensures in regards to the Ghost Zenith Assortment — it will be unique, and it will be costly. Solely 50 are being made, and since Rolls-Royce’s press launch says the order books will shut “imminently,” you may should hurry if you wish to scoop one up. Whereas Rolls-Royce did not point out pricing, a base Ghost begins round $310,000. When you’re holding out for the next-generation mannequin, that ought to make its first look in 2020.
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