November 27, 2022
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2011 Rolls Royce Ghost could be available as EWB version

2010 Rolls Royce Ghost

In a nutshell, the title pretty much says all there is to be said but I will make further clarifications still.

2010 Rolls Royce Ghost
2010 Rolls Royce Ghost

The Rolls Royce Ghost has a new option under development, the so called, EWB or Extended Wheelbase.

Ever since the 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost started showing up in tests and on the road it’s always been referred to as the “baby” Roller. The nickname comes from the fact that this is the smallest car Rolls Royce are making.

While the Ghost is the smallest Rolls Royce on offer, it’s not exactly your typical supermini. Even so, the British reckon it could benefit from the extra room a longer wheelbase can offer.

If the Ghost EWB will grow about as much as the bigger brother, the Rolls Royce Phantom does when in EWB form it should be nearly 10 (9.8) inches longer.

Now, unless you’re the tallest basket ball player the NBA that’s going to be more than enough legroom.

Also borrowing from the construction of the Phantom, the 2011 Rolls Royce Ghost EWB should feature the same way of differentiating itself from the regular version.

In theory the Rolls Royce Ghost EWB should feature not only longer rear doors but also modified B-pillars in order to help maintain the lines of the car.

How much more British and luxurious could you get? (Naturally apart from most of the car being German)

4 Comments

  • nikhilingale December 11, 2010

    a car with a short wheelbase will result in a greater lateral force on the rear tire which means greater acceleration…so what is the intention behind increasing the wheel base..? changing wheelbase dimensions is not a joke…it is most crucial dimension to be maintained…but if they have increased the wheelbase ,what modifications have they done in the rest of the design…?

  • Lupica G. December 11, 2010

    That’s one very important aspect of changes being made to a car’s chassis.

    The only thing is that cars from this group (luxury barges, sensory deprivation tanks, whatever you want to call them) will not be tested for such problems.

    The only important aspect here is the extra space gained for interior accommodations. Since they will have to do quite a lot more than simply weld a bit of metal in between, I’m sure they look into everything before undertaking such an operation.

  • nikhilingale December 11, 2010

    @Lupica:-Ur answer is not wrong but satisfactory,,,it seems u r not from any technical background…well,frm technical point of view…luxury cars are tested for their stability,anti skidding…bla blah.,..u know why f1 cars have longer wheelbases….to maintain stability,and lower center of gravity… same rule they have tried to apply here…..or take an example of limosine….even a glass of water when kept in the limosine shows no movement of water….this is because of its longerwheelbase and some special type of suspensions…..by the way rolls royace is doin good…. 🙂

  • Lupica G. December 11, 2010

    You’re right, my background isn’t tech.

    As for the glass of water “test” it would work on a motorway or some very smooth road, otherwise it’s pretty much impossible.

    I understand where you’re coming from with the stability and so on but you really can’t expect this sort of car (2.5 tons and 61 inches in height) to have any relevant performance under hard cornering.

    The center of gravity is way to high for such a feat and since these cars are aimed at smoothness rather than out and out performance reactions it matters in almost no measure how much punishment the wheels can take as far as lateral acceleration goes.

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