Rolls reportedly planning hybrid Ghost

Rolls reportedly planning hybrid Ghost

Rolls Royce Ghost official fq

If you’ve been thinking about getting a new Rolls-Royce Ghost but you’re hesitant because of the negative environmental impact of the Rollers’ V12 engine, then it’s good news for you.

Apparently a hybrid version of the Ghost is in the works. It’s rumoured to be based off the mild hybrid system of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, which makes sense considering that the two luxury vehicles use the same platform. The massive Ghost will likely still have a 6.2-liter V12, but the beefy powerplant will be helped by a 20kW electric motor capable of an extra 15 hp fitted into its eight speed ZF auto transmission.

The reported hybrid Ghost won’t have the ability to run on battery power alone, but the luxury barge will employ start/stop technology. The net result of the of the hybrid unit will reportedly be a measly 15% bump in fuel economy.

A 15% efficiency improvement probably won’t do much to improve the Ghost’s likely poor fuel economy figures, but the added torque from the Ghost’s electric motor could help it reach 100 kph more quickly than the gasoline-only 4.8 seconds.

If this hybrid Rolls makes it to production it’d make the already massive Ghost even heavier and more costly, but it would be cool to tell other rich cats that your chauffeur drives a hybrid.

Rolls Royce Ghost official fq

If you’ve been thinking about getting a new Rolls-Royce Ghost but you’re hesitant because of the negative environmental impact of the Rollers’ V12 engine, then it’s good news for you.

Apparently a hybrid version of the Ghost is in the works. It’s rumoured to be based off the mild hybrid system of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, which makes sense considering that the two luxury vehicles use the same platform. The massive Ghost will likely still have a 6.2-liter V12, but the beefy powerplant will be helped by a 20kW electric motor capable of an extra 15 hp fitted into its eight speed ZF auto transmission.

The reported hybrid Ghost won’t have the ability to run on battery power alone, but the luxury barge will employ start/stop technology. The net result of the of the hybrid unit will reportedly be a measly 15% bump in fuel economy.

A 15% efficiency improvement probably won’t do much to improve the Ghost’s likely poor fuel economy figures, but the added torque from the Ghost’s electric motor could help it reach 100 kph more quickly than the gasoline-only 4.8 seconds.

If this hybrid Rolls makes it to production it’d make the already massive Ghost even heavier and more costly, but it would be cool to tell other rich cats that your chauffeur drives a hybrid.

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