Four-wheel steering will also be featured.
A new suspension, called Planar system, will make its debut with the Ghost.
The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Since its introduction in 2009, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has gone on the be the most successful model in the storied brand’s history. Of the many secrets to its success is the fact that it is a car that owners can enjoy driving, or being driven in.
Until we get to see the final production Ghost, the most notable changes to the new Rolls are found in the structure and chassis. The new car will be built on the latest version of Rolls-Royce’s aluminium platform currently used to underpin the Phantom and Cullinan. Like the Phantom, the Ghost will be fitted with 4-wheel steering.
Unlike the flagship Phantom, the Ghost will gain all-wheel-drive as well as new suspension technology called Planar system. This “world-first” technology, which required three years of development, features an upper wishbone damper unit mounted above the front suspension assembly for “an even more stable and effortless ride”, according to autocar.
The Ghost will also be equipped with the Flagbearer system which, through the Satellite Aided Transmission and cameras to read the road ahead, will prepare the chassis and suspension for an upcoming corner.
The new Rolls-Royce Ghost engineering lead, Jonathan Simms, said: “When it came to creating a new Ghost – one that outshines its incredibly capable predecessor – the engineering team had to start from scratch. We pushed our architecture even further and created a car even more dynamic, even more luxurious and, most of all, even more effortlessly usable.”
Torsten Müller-Otvös, Rolls-Royce boss, said: “[The new] Ghost is the purest expression of Rolls-Royce yet. It distills the pillars of our brand into a beautiful, minimalist, yet highly complex product that is perfectly in harmony with our Ghost clients’ needs and, I believe, perfectly in tune with the times in which we are all living.”