Series II makes debut at Geneva
In what will be a raft of exciting (and occasionally not-so-exciting) announcements from the Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce has unveiled its re-designed and updated Ghost Series II to the world.
“As a design statement, Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II continues to transcend time,” says Giles Taylor, Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “This is ensured by the deft treatment of features such as the new headlights, the new wake channel on the bonnet and surfacing that lend the car a more dynamic, purposeful stance and hint at the cutting edge technology inside. I am very pleased with the overall sense of design harmony.” Sounds good. Looks rather good too.
The new LED headlights are surrounded by daytime running lights at the front of the car, which also gets a revised bumper to create a ‘stronger stance’, and the ‘wake channel’ Mr Taylor speaks of on the bonnet which is intended to give the impression of a jet’s vapour trail and indicate the car’s dynamism. Overall we’d have to say that all the styling enhancements are positive, although we haven’t seen one in the flesh yet.
On the inside, Rolls-Royce has equipped the car with a suite of technological features including the option to have fitted ‘the most exhaustively engineered and finest audio system in automotive history’ which having heard a number of high-end audio systems recently is quite a boast. We can’t wait to try it out along with Satellite Aided Transmission, onboard WiFi, and all the usual refinements you expect of what Rolls Royce reasonably reckon to be “…the most connected, luxurious place in which to conduct business on the move.”