In a nod to consumers' desire for more functionality, performance and safety — even in an ultraluxury sedan — the upcoming redesign of the Rolls-Royce Ghost will feature standard all-wheel drive and an advanced, smart suspension.
The Ghost, which is slotted below the larger Phantom in Rolls-Royce's lineup, previously was rear-wheel drive. Rolls-Royce says the redesigned Ghost, which moves to an aluminum architecture, will feature all-wheel steering, also found on the Cullinan SUV.
Rolls-Royce developed what it has named the Planar system for the redesigned sedan's suspension.
The system is highlighted by three components, including an upper wishbone damper unit, which is mounted above the front suspension assembly and allows a more stable ride. A camera-based Flagbearer system monitors the road ahead and prepares the suspension system for any changes in surface.