The next Rolls-Royce Ghost is nearly here | CAR Magazine

The next Rolls-Royce Ghost is nearly here

Published: 30 May 2024

 Refreshed Ghost before you’re supposed to see it
 Will look more like the Spectre
 V12 gets small CO2 updates, infotainment untouched

Even Rolls-Royce isn’t above a facelift. You’re looking at fresh pictures of the new-look Ghost, snapped testing by our intrepid spy photographers. The new pictures show the next iteration of the ultra-luxury saloon cold weather testing just like any other car – and despite the camo it’s possible to make out some key changes. 

Most of the camouflage – and therefore the new stuff  – seems to be located around the front of the car (above): and we’re expecting it to borrow some key details from the recently revealed Cullinan Series II SUV.

All that camo suggests that the Ghost headlights are going to be revised, and a look at Goodwood’s latest SUV may provide some clues. It’s possible that the new light signature will stretch down vertically at the sides, much like Rolls-Royce’s most recent creation, and it’ll bear a resemblance so the Spectre EV too.

And the back? 

Vast swathes of uncovered bodywork on the side of the new Ghost tell us there’s not going to be much change along the car’s flanks – but a look to the back of the car reveals some changes to the rear lights: the shape is the same as before but like the front, the Ghost now gets similar lights to the electric Spectre. 

Anything else? 

The V12 stays for now, as does the interior tech – but the former is likely to have a number of emissions-related updates. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes