Rolls-Royce Ghost: the leaked Youtube video

Published: 13 August 2009

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There's a leaked video doing the rounds on Youtube revealing official footage of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost and we're hosting it below. The production manager of the Ghost, Dan Balmer, is shown praising the car’s exceptional abilities: a new ‘anti-roll stabilisation system’ keeps the car level even when taking corners and it's the first time we've seen inside the production Ghost. 

Of course, take his driving impressions with a pinch of salt; Rolls-Royce does pay his salary, after all. ‘Supercar figures, but the ride is something else,’ he purrs. We'll be the judge of that when we drive it next year, but it's still a fascinating early look at the Ghost which has changed little from the 200EX concept car.  

Does the Ghost sound like a Rolls, then?

Absolutely. The Rolls-Royce Ghost’s engine is a huge 6.6-litre V12 with twin turbochargers. It's rated at 563bhp and 575lb ft, meaning standstill to 60mph takes 4.7 seconds. Somewhat surprisingly, that makes the Ghost faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. 

When can I see the real thing?

As the video reveals at the end, the Rolls-Royce Ghost was supposed to be revealed to the world at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show. Looks like the cat may have poked its head out of the bag a little early.