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 fresh, however, is spruce them up with a Series II.
The Phantom family underwent just such a treatment a couple of years ago, and now Goodwood appears to be preparing to do the same with the Ghost. At least, that is, going by this teaser image it released with only the line, "After five years as the cornerstone of Rolls-Royce's sustainable growth success worldwide, this mid-life update is a showcase for the most recent technological advances from Rolls-Royce enrobed in a considered exterior design revision."

The arrival of the Ghost Series II at the Geneva Motor Show this year would put it significantly ahead of schedule for when Rolls updated the Phantom. That model arrived in 2003 and was followed by the Series II in 2012, giving the original a nine-year run virtually unchanged. The Ghost, however, only reached production in 2010, so introducing a Series II now would shorten that lifecycle to just four years.

Still, if BMW deemed now as the time to give the Ghost a mild facelift and some updated equipment, who are we to argue. Click the image at right to view it in high-res, and watch this space for more.


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      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the Rolls Royce brand, but, they still lack rear seating configurations. Ewbs should have full reclining seating options with massage feature both heated and cooled settings. Other brands (MB and Range Rover) are offering private jet like rear seats.
      NG22
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's hard to believe the Ghost is so old. In my opinion, it's still better looking than the Bentley Flying Spur.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yay for rich people??
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