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First Drive: 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is smaller in size, still larger than life

Rich people are different from the rest of us. Their wants and needs involve parameters and details completely foreign to the proletariat. While we use our vehicles for transportation, utility and sport, the rich view their automobiles as a necessary accoutrement to their elevated lifestyles. For the ultra-wealthy, an appropriate equivalent might be an original Remington bronze or Picasso painting. And just as they need art in their mansions, they need beautiful transportation. The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost lives up to those lofty requirements by simultaneously being a rolling work of art... Read More

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    Geneva: Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II rolls in with some subtle updates [w/video]
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    Downsizing is a relative term – especially when it comes to a Rolls-Royce. But that's just what the British luxury automaker did with the release of the Ghost in 2010. Sure, it's over seventeen and a half feet long (over eighteen in Extended Wheelbase form), but that's still shorter than the 19 feet the standard Phantom stretches, and that much ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II represents a host of subtle tweaks
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    It's not every day that an automaker admits in its own words that a new generation of one of its models is a "subtle redesign," but that's exactly how Rolls-Royce is describing the changes made to its Ghost Series II. Most of the bodywork has seen very light resculpting, including what the brand is calling a tapered "wake channel" that starts just behind ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II headed to Geneva
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    Rolls-Royce is not a brand that replaces its vehicles with any great frequency. It expands its lineup, sure: what started with just the Phantom saloon has since grown to include extended wheelbase models, coupes and convertibles, not to mention the addition of the Ghost, followed by the Ghost EWB and the Wraith fastback. What Rolls does to keep its models ...

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    Monterey: Rolls-Royce Alpine Centenary Ghost makes its first North American appearance
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    Rolls-Royce choose this year's Shanghai Motor Show as the occasion to show off its achingly cool Alpine Trial Centenary Edition Ghost, but The Quail was the site of the car's North American coming out party. The one-off Rolls pays tribute to a heroic moment in the marque's history, when four 1913 Silver Ghosts, three factory cars and one privateer entry, ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce Alpine Trial Centenary Collection celebrates century-old Austrian race
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    Among the harvest of premieres at the Shanghai Motor Show was a special-edition Rolls-Royce Ghost to celebrate the 1913 Austrian Alpine Trials. Four Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts entered the race a century ago, and in completing the 1,820-mile challenge flawlessly earned the sobriquet "The Best Car in the World." The new Ghosts commemorating the feat ...

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    Paris: Rolls-Royce goes glam, celebrates Art Deco heritage in Paris
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    Rolls-Royce has used the 2012 Paris Motor Show to pull the covers off its art deco-inspired Phantom saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Ghost models. These three bespoke machines are said to pay homage to the 1925 Paris Exhibition or Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Not coincidentally, the phrase 'art ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce showcases Ghost Six Senses concept in Beijing
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    "Stock" is a relative term. Stock cars, for example, like those raced in NASCAR, are anything but showroom stock. And at the opposite end of the spectrum, "stock" is just the starting point when ordering a new Rolls-Royce. The high-end marque offers its customers a virtually endless array of personalization options, and to drive that point, home ...

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    Official: Rolls-Royce debuts two-tone bespoke Ghost
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    For the first time in the life of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the company is offering a two-tone color scheme as a "bespoke" factory option. This comes as a surprise to us because we didn't know there was something you couldn't get on a Ghost. The company's stand at the Geneva Motor Show was used to display the first two examples: one with Infinity Black ...

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    Rolls-Royce debuts Ghost Extended Wheelbase in Shanghai
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    If you want a Rolls-Royce Ghost but the current model isn't quite big enough, or you can't stomach the idea of driving yourself to and from the country club, Rolls has you covered. The company just pulled the wrapper off the 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase at the Shanghai Motor Show today. The latest addition to the Ghost lineup is 170mm, or ...

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    SEMA 2010: Savini Wheels booth is full of superhero movie bad-guy cars
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    This is what happens at SEMA: you're strolling the aisles minding your own business, you turn your head and then a cluster of mighty malicious metal rocks you like a pow! straight out of vintage Batman. Holy Toledo! In this case it was the Savini Wheels booth, loaded up with a sedan and four coupes that should be parked outside the Legion of Doom. A ...

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    Geneva 2010: Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost doesn't look better in person
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    We previously mentioned in our coverage of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show that a blue and yellow color combination was a potential recipe for disaster. As proof, we present to you the Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost. Ok, so it's technically blue and gold, but that just might make it worse. The Swiss tuner has long been known for its controversial styling, and this ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mansory tunes Rolls-Royce Ghost, beats it with gilded ugly stick
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    Wealthy people of Abu Dhabi, your Rolls-Royce Ghost is ready. We've seen plenty of special-edition Rolls-Royce cars specially designed for the folks of the Persian Gulf, and this latest tweaking by Mansory is nothing short of... attention-grabbing. However, Mansory won't be limiting this gem to just one small part of the world – it will be showing ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Rolls-Royce ditches RR4 for Ghost nameplate
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    At the Shanghai Motor Show this morning, Rolls-Royce finally put the temporary RR4 moniker to rest by officially naming its new Flying Spur-fighting sedan the "Ghost." Shown in concept form as the 200EX at last month's Geneva Motor Show, the Ghost will be built later this year on a separate assembly line at the automaker's newly expanded Goodwood ...

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