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Rolls Royce Ghost will get 4-wheel drive & highly advanced ‘Planar’ suspension

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Not too long ago, Iconic Luxury Car brand Rolls Royce teased us with an outline sketch of the next-generation Rolls Royce Ghost and now the brand has revealed significant engineering advances developed for the new Ghost. Rolls Royce had revealed the new highly advanced Planar chassis system with world-first suspension technology that was under development since 2017. 

In 2009, when the first Ghosts entered the market, the brand had delivered a luxury motor car that offered the best of both worlds, the Rolls Royce Ghost offers an impeccable chauffeur-driven experience as well as be chosen to drive, creating a perfect balance between the two. 

During the beginning of the development phase, Rolls Royce clients, a collective of business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs, when informed about the development of the new Rolls Royce Ghost they requested that Rolls Royce deliver a motor car that they could use more which is both refined to be driven in and even more enjoyable to drive.

To fulfil the challenges from the feedback, Rolls-Royce’s engineering experts rejected the use of a pre-existing platform and developed a proprietary spaceframe architecture to integrate elements such as all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering accommodating significant advances in Rolls-Royce’s hallmark magic carpet ride and dynamic abilities.

A key development was the Planar system comprising of three elements – an Upper Wishbone Damper unit, mounted above the front suspension assembly, a second Flagbearer system, which uses cameras to read the road ahead and prepare the suspension system for any changes in the road surface ahead and a third Satellite Aided Transmission, which draws GPS data to pre-select the optimum gear for upcoming corners. 

The Rolls Royce Ghost’s new Planar system anticipates and reacts to even the most demanding road surfaces. The brand has also revealed that the new-generation Rolls Royce Ghost will be officially unveiled in autumn this year.