As a “gateway to the brand” model, the Rolls-Royce Ghost
sedan has managed to nearly double sales for Rolls-Royce worldwide. While less expensive than its Phantom sibling, the Ghost is smaller in size, more rewarding to drive (as opposed to “be driven in”) and perhaps even more contemporary in its execution.
Adding to the Ghost’s entertainment value is a twin-turbo, 6.6-liter V-12 that produces 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. That’s substantially more power than the larger (and pricier) Rolls-Royce Phantom, and it enables the Ghost to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds on its way to an electronically-governed top speed of 155 mph, rivaling the performance of some legitimate sport sedans.
While fuel economy is improved compared to the larger and heavier Phantom, it’s still not a selling point for the Ghost. The EPA gives the car a fuel economy rating of 13 mpg city and 20 mpg highway, due in part to the use of an...