In 2016, Rolls-Royce introduced the ‘Zenith’ assortment for the Phantom VII; an end-of-the-line particular to mark that automobile’s 14-year lifespan. A 12 months later, we noticed the Phantom VIII.
So, it seems the present Rolls-Royce Ghost’s time is almost up, too. As a result of in the present day, Rolls has introduced a restricted run of simply 50 ‘Zenith’ fashions, provided to have a good time a automobile “that has turn into the cornerstone of up to date Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles”.
Additionally, as a result of Rolls actually states that the Ghost is approaching “the top of its outstanding ten 12 months tenure”. We don’t know when the brand new Ghost will arrive – possibly subsequent 12 months, if the Phantom’s timeline is to be adopted – however we do realize it’ll be based mostly on Rolls’ “structure of luxurious”.
Which, in non RollsSpeak, means the corporate’s new aluminium spaceframe, which first debuted on Phantom VIII, and underpins the Cullinan SUV, too. It’s stiffer than the outdated platform, incorporates a new suspension setup and configuration, and can doubtless be the following quietest automobile you should buy in Britain… after the Phantom and Cullinan, no doubt.
So, extra on that when we’ve got precise affirmation. For now, allow us to digest this new Zenith. Keep in mind the RR 200EX idea from 2009? That automobile was a near-production prepared idea that previewed the very first Ghost, so Rolls has come full circle.
Mainly as a result of the Zenith attracts from that authentic idea. A commemorative ingot created from the unique 200EX’s Spirit of Ecstasy is about right into a plaque adorning every of the 50 vehicles. There’s additionally an engraving of that idea on the centre console, ambient lighting that filters by way of the perforated leather-based on the within of the doorways, and rear seat embroidery impressed by the 1907 RR Silver Ghost. Plus, Rolls’ starlight headliner; a function that sits 1,340 fibre optic lights into the roof’s inside lining in a capturing star configuration. Great stuff.
Two-tone paint finishes have been utilized: you select from blue with white, silver with white, or pink with black.
“Ghost is probably the most profitable Rolls-Royce ever created,” explains RR boss Torsten Müller-Ötvös, “and the Zenith Assortment marks an vital milestone in our trendy historical past.”