A Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase will be the Race Director’s car at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The model, which boasts all the dynamic prowess of Ghost in an indulgent extended wheelbase experience, is one of two Rolls-Royce press fleet cars taking part in the festival this year.
Finished in midnight sapphire with a silver satin bonnet, the Ghost Extended Wheelbase will make light work of Goodwood’s curves and hill climb, thanks to a sophisticated V12 direct-injection power plant married to eight speed automatic transmission. As one would expect, power delivery is abundant yet effortless, with 563 hp available at a driver’s disposal and a 0-62mph time of just five seconds. Only when needed of course.
Double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension contribute to the car’s outstanding ride characteristics. Combined with an intelligent, four cornered air-suspension system and electronic variable damping, Ghost Extended Wheelbase delivers the refinement demanded by the world’s most exclusive customers, within a glorious hand-built interior bathed in light courtesy of a panoramic sunroof. Sumptuous hand stitched leathers in crème light and navy blue are framed by the car’s dark wenge veneer.
A second Rolls-Royce press car, a Phantom Saloon Series II in beautiful blue velvet sparkle, will take to the hill at the Moving Motor Show on Thursday 28 June for exclusive media and VIP drives. Phantom Series II was launched at Geneva this year and the press car will be available for loans at the end of July.