Bespoke 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost at 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’EleganceEnlarge Photo
Because of the way the EPA calculates fuel economy for 2013, the Ghost’s gas-guzzler tax has risen to $2,100 from a previous $1,700. The actual EPA-rating for the vehicle is 13/21 mpg city/highway.
Prices are also up for the Ghost Extended Wheelbase, coming in at $300,100 instead of last year’s $293,700 last year.
There aren’t many changes to the vehicle itself for 2013, which is natural given the Ghost was only introduced in 2010.
Perforated leather headliner and a panoramic sunroof are made standard on the Ghost Extended Wheelbase model, while Natural Grain (previously an exclusive item for Phantom buyers) is now available across the Ghost range.
An updated night vision system has also been installed across the 2013 Ghost range. It now features pedestrian detection technology that primes the brakes and gives off audible and visual warnings if a person or object is up ahead.
There’s also an updated sound system and smart trunk opener that requires only a leg movement beneath the rear overhang to open up the trunk lid. Finally, an additional forged alloy wheel option, which can be specified alongside a palette of 44,000 exterior paint options, completes the update.
No changes have been made to the drivetrain, which retains a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 dishing out 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. This engine is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and can accelerate the big sedan from 0-60 mph in around 5.0 seconds.