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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost KBB Expert Review

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MSRP $260,750

Fair Purchase Price $260,750
Fair Market Range ($258,142 - $263,357)

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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By KBB.com Editors - Updated Date: 3/11/2013


To the average consumer, the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost's $260,000 asking price might seem exorbitant, but to the ultra-rich, the 6-digit price tag is a real bargain. The Ghost's massively powerful twin-turbocharged V12 engine and copious array of high-technology luxury and safety features places this "baby" Rolls-Royce at the top of the luxury car pecking order. And, with the extended-wheelbase model, even the tallest of titans can find a comfortable place to rest their long limbs. What most sets the Ghost apart from lesser luxury offerings is the unquestionable attention to the customer's needs. Owners can choose from a number of luxury options, and can even have the car custom-built with whatever color or interior material they desire.

You'll Like This Car If...

Wall Street parking garages are littered with Mercedes-Benzes and BMWs, but a Rolls-Royce still stands out in a crowd, no matter where it's parked. If you are seeking a luxury liner that is as much fun to drive as it is to ride in, the 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost is it.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Ghost's size and heft won't impress sports car aficionados, and the limited number of dealers across the U.S. may curtail access. If you're more Warren Buffet than Donald Trump, a reasonably priced sedan such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 or BMW 7 Series may be a wiser choice.

What's New for 2013

For 2013, the Rolls-Royce Ghost gains a few new features, chief among them a new audio amplifier system with "exciter" speakers sewn into the headliner for better sound dispersion. Also new is an automatic trunk opener that is activated by passing one's foot under the rear bumper. The Ghost's interior is upgraded with new natural-grain leathers and cross-banded wood veneers.

Driving It Driving Impressions

Piloting the Rolls-Royce Ghost is an absolutely sublime experience. The Ghost provides one of quietest, most comfortable and composed rides we have experienced in a car. This aspect of the Rolls-Royce should not be a surprise, but rather expected of a car costing a quarter-million dollars and whose very brand name is equated with the finest things in the world. What delightfully startled us is the car's performance. The Ghost's massive, 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine propels this sedan rapidly yet smoothly. Like a razor-sharp knife gliding through butter, the Ghost has a silent swiftness that is nearly unparalleled. In the past, it was unbecoming to mention performance figures in relation to a Rolls-Royce, but nowadays the automaker is happy to report that its hand-built car can hit 60 mph from a standstill in a mere 4.8 seconds – fleet enough shame many sports cars. Cornering is just as pleasurable thanks to a sophisticated air-suspension system that keeps the Ghost planted.

Favorite Features

AIR-SUSPENSION SYSTEM
The 2013 Ghost's ever-adapting air-suspension is so sensitive that it can detect a rear passenger moving from one side of the seat to the other. The result is a Rolls-Royce that can take corners at speeds much higher than you'd expect.

MULIPLE CAMERA ASSISTANCE
If you own a Rolls-Royce, it is an unwritten rule that you back the big car into a space when parking. That feat is more easily accomplished with the Ghost's multiple camera system, which combine to create a virtual birds-eye view of the car and its surroundings. The system also is a help when going around blind junctions.


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