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Salon Privé to host new Rolls-Royce Ghost UK public debut

Rolls-Royce Ghost front

The all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost will headline the luxury car maker’s presence at this year’s Salon Privé (Blenheim Palace, 23-25 September).

It will be joined by two of the most coveted cars from Rolls-Royce’s illustrious history in the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance, presented by AXA.

The historic pair are a 1911 Silver Ghost – a two-seat open tourer which first earned the label ‘the best car in the world’ – and an ex-Sir Malcolm Campbell Phantom II Continental Touring Saloon. Delivered to the Land Speed Record hero on 28 March 1933, it was the last of Campbell’s three Phantoms.

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

The latest Ghost replaces the most successful product in the 116-year history of Rolls-Royce and reflects the company’s ‘Post Opulent’ design philosophy – as well as Sir Henry Royce’s timeless edict to ‘Take the best that exists and make it better’.

Only the famous Spirit of Ecstasy and the umbrellas were carried over from the previous Ghost. Everything else has been crafted and engineered from the ground up.

Based around a rigid aluminium spaceframe, the luxurious saloon features an effortlessly powerful 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine and incorporates all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and the latest tech.

Salon Privé Director David Bagley said: “The announcement that Rolls-Royce has chosen Salon Privé to give the new Ghost its UK public launch is particularly exciting. We can’t wait to get a glimpse of the marque’s future, alongside the great models from its past that will be centre-stage in the Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance presented by AXA.”

Rolls-Royce Ghost rear

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