As the driver’s car in the Rolls-Royce lineup, the Ghost requires no chauffeur-though you can still get away with one. Despite its size and bulk, the Rolls Royce Ghost is fun to drive, with its twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine generating 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque.
The Ghost can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and carry on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The Ghost’s power and performance (and its size) come at a cost though: gas mileage is just 13 mpg city and 20 mpg highway, despite an eight-speed ZF automatic shifting gears.
Under the skin, completely out of sight, the Rolls Royce Ghost shares some of its underpinnings with the BMW 7-Series. This is, in our estimation, a good thing, contributing a tested, proven engineering base that enables the Ghost to be as good a driver’s car as it is. The Ghost is also eminently comfortable, as you’d expect of a Rolls-Royce, riding on an air-damper and multi-link aluminum suspension, with active anti-roll and chassis stabilization for better handling and safety.