Rolls-Royce Ghost to get AWD and a magic carpet ride

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Rolls-Royce has confirmed that the all-new Ghost will be all-wheel-drive. Scheduled to be unveiled in the fall, the new luxury sedan has been designed to be the ultimate daily-driver.

Researchers at Rolls-Royce identified that the Ghost is usually the go-to car in its customers’ collections, and the goal for the new model was to further improve the experience from both the back seat and behind the wheel. Sometimes even Jeeves needs the day off.

The Ghost sits on an aluminum spaceframe developed for the latest Phantom and Cullinan SUV, which also enables the use of all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for improved traction and agility in any conditions.

A key new feature for the Ghost is a Planar system to guarantee a magic carpet ride no matter what the road throws up. Planar is comprised of an additional upper wishbone damper unit, cameras to read the road and ready the suspension for surface changes, and a transmission that uses GPS to follow the driving route so it can pre-select the right gear for an upcoming corner.

It’s smart stuff and you can find out more detail by watching the video below or tuning in to a new podcast series. Just search “Ghost Stories—A Rolls-Royce Podcast” on your chosen platform.

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