New Ghost gets AWD, AWS and active suspension
Rolls Royce is slowly revealing the secrets of its next Ghost, the latest being an insight into its new suspension system.
Rolls has said its clients want the new Ghost to be a car ‘that they could use even more; something even more refined to be driven in and even more enjoyable to drive’.
To achieve this RR says it has configured its spaceframe architecture to incorporate all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering. A new development is something called the ‘Planar system’, a form of active suspension management. It comprises an upper wishbone damper unit mounted above the front suspension assembly that the firm reckons ‘creates an even more stable and effortless ride’.
To deliver a truly adaptive ride, the system will use cameras to ‘read the road ahead and prepare the suspension system for any changes in road surface’. This will be complemented by the Satellite Aided Transmission, which pre-selects the optimum gear for upcoming corners using the sat nav data. Rolls says the Planar system ‘allows new Ghost to anticipate and react to even the most demanding road surface’.