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Deutsch100 10-30-2012 08:08 AM

New pic of my RR Ghost, aka Big 7 Series :)
 
Just snapped a quick pic on Sunday. I am really loving my RR Ghost. It has all the features I loved in my '10 and '12 7 Series...just in a more cushioned, posh package ;)

The only thing that I miss, I mean truly miss is the Regenerative braking. I confirmed with the Rolls Royce dealer, BMW and Rolls Royce that my '12 Ghost does have Regenerative braking, but for some reason it still brakes dusts like mad. They blame the weight and size of the car, and that the system cannot prevent brake dust, like the 7 Series does. I have to clean at least every other day, for the wheels to look polished and shiny. A high quality problem for sure :D

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...h100/Ghost.jpg

Leslierc 10-30-2012 08:37 AM

Quite elegant! Perhaps it's my imagination, but I think I can see some of the 7 in your RR.

blue22flames00 10-30-2012 09:50 AM

Any pics of the inside??

ChrisF01 10-30-2012 11:46 AM

Front license plate?!!

Gorgeous car, but I can't put a front plate on any of my cars. It's only like ~$200 per "without correction" ticket. Worth the price, stupid California...

Gorgeous though :thumbup::rofl:

Individual750LI 10-30-2012 12:11 PM

Interior pics please! :D

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7166269)
Front license plate?!!

Gorgeous car, but I can't put a front plate on any of my cars. It's only like ~$200 per "without correction" ticket. Worth the price, stupid California...

Gorgeous though :thumbup::rofl:

It came that way! For some reason, the dealer does drills the front license plates to all their Rolls Royces and Bentleys and Jaguars, Audis and Porsches! I know, I hate it too!

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Individual750LI (Post 7166325)
Interior pics please! :D

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...sch100/RR4.jpg

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blue22flames00 (Post 7166058)
Any pics of the inside??

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...sch100/RR3.jpg

jdefg2000 10-30-2012 02:04 PM

funny...i have bought from Rusnak in the past.....did you like them overall?

Individual750LI 10-30-2012 02:20 PM

I love the interior of the Ghost!

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by jdefg2000 (Post 7166562)
funny...i have bought from Rusnak in the past.....did you like them overall?

We bought our '12 Bentley also from Rusnak. I do not think I have ever been given more care, time, courtesy, sincerity or genuine honesty in the last 20 years of my car obsession! 100% impressed and recommend Rusnak Pasadena!!

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 03:34 PM

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...interiorII.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...nteriorIII.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...RRinterior.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...teriorIIII.jpg

blue22flames00 10-30-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Deutsch100 (Post 7166455)

:yikes: that interior is gorgeous!!

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blue22flames00 (Post 7166743)
:yikes: that interior is gorgeous!!

Thank you! I think it is really gorgeous too. Every Rolls Royce attention to detail , brand history and identity and "Britishness", with BMW quality and reliability!! :thumbup:

f01driver 10-30-2012 03:44 PM

Looks amazing!

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by f01driver (Post 7166759)
Looks amazing!

:thumbup::)

bruno787 10-30-2012 05:43 PM

@Deutsch100

How does the Ghost compare to the Continental GT? Fit and finish and driving dynamics?

ChrisF01 10-30-2012 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deutsch100 (Post 7166443)
It came that way! For some reason, the dealer does drills the front license plates to all their Rolls Royces and Bentleys and Jaguars, Audis and Porsches! I know, I hate it too!

If I was the guy who drilled those holes I'd be SICK and throw up.

When you buy a RR/Bentley, you're buying automotive art thats to be enjoyed. As much as I love my 7, its a common mass-market car. Those are special bespoke cars, even if the Ghost isn't truly bespoke - it's definitely not a mass market car.

I can understand Audis, Jags, and Porsches but yikes. I'm one of -those- customers that in order to pull a trigger would demand a new bumper:rofl:

Call me crazy...

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by bruno787 (Post 7166970)
@Deutsch100

How does the Ghost compare to the Continental GT? Fit and finish and driving dynamics?

The fit and finish in both cars is incredible. I personally think the Rolls Royce is tad nicer, but my spouse favours the Bentley GT.

I mean of course the GT is easier to manuever and handles better....it is a 2 door "sports coupe", that is a lot smaller, lighter and more nimble.

I prefer the V12 in the Rolls Royce and the 8 speed transmission. The W12 engine in the GT is awesome, but it has a 6 speed transmission (very, very good, but the RR is smoother and more buttery).

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisF02 (Post 7166979)
If I was the guy who drilled those holes I'd be SICK and throw up.

When you buy a RR/Bentley, you're buying automotive art thats to be enjoyed. As much as I love my 7, its a common mass-market car. Those are special bespoke cars, even if the Ghost isn't truly bespoke - it's definitely not a mass market car.

I can understand Audis, Jags, and Porsches but yikes. I'm one of -those- customers that in order to pull a trigger would demand a new bumper:rofl:

Call me crazy...

Demand a new bumper??? LOL I'd love to see a RR dealer grant that. Do you have any idea how much just the metal front grille is?? I saw one on eBay for $10,000!! I could not believe that, so I called my salesguy at the RR dealer, and he said BUY IT!! :) he he he
The replacment at any RR dealer is $20,000 for a single metal front RR grille!!!! So, I have a feeling a dealer would laugh, if you wanted a new bumper, because you did not like the front license plate. Oh, and by the way, My Ghost is Bespoke. Roughly 85% of all RR sales are bespoke! Crazy, stuff huh???:yikes:

AdamG13 10-30-2012 08:37 PM

Are you going to put a CA plate on the front of it? The front/rear plate system out here makes sense, but most auto makers don't really seem to mold their cars to fit an american plate very well at all. Even the american-made vehicles. I've never had a front plate on mine and haven't had any problems from police in CA, but it also could be because I run out of state plates. I have a second place out in FL and register all of my vehicles there. $70 per year vs ~$1200.

Deutsch100 10-30-2012 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdamG13 (Post 7167291)
Are you going to put a CA plate on the front of it? The front/rear plate system out here makes sense, but most auto makers don't really seem to mold their cars to fit an american plate very well at all. Even the american-made vehicles. I've never had a front plate on mine and haven't had any problems from police in CA, but it also could be because I run out of state plates. I have a second place out in FL and register all of my vehicles there. $70 per year vs ~$1200.

The cars that I've had, that did not have the front holes drilled for a CA license plate...I did not have a front plate (I would say 6/10 of my cars in the past 20 years, I did not have a front plate). The cars that I bought, that had pre-drilled holes and a factory designed plate holder for USA plates, then I just put the front plate on.

The Rolls Royce is specially designed for USA plates. It is drilled, yet there is no bulky plastic holder/device for the license plate. It is actually made for it!

Of course, I would prefer no front license plate, but I just do not dwell or think about the small detail. I just love the car too much, to think or worry about having a front license plate :):D

f01driver 10-31-2012 03:57 AM

Omg, $20k for the grille, I would be so nervous driving the Ghost on the highway because of rock chips and stuff.

Deutsch100 10-31-2012 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by f01driver (Post 7167646)
Omg, $20k for the grille, I would be so nervous driving the Ghost on the highway because of rock chips and stuff.

Seriously!! :eek: What is worse, is for some reason young kids are obsessed with The Ghost, and they whip out their smartphones while driving & try and take videos. There have been Several!! times, when they have almost hit me, because they were trying to video a Rolls Royce, instead of driving.

It's funny, where we live you can see EVERY DAY Ferraris, Lambos, dozens of Turbo 911 Porsches, Astons, etc, etc...But I have seen 2 Rolls Royce's in 5 years living here. Crazy!

I was seriously floored, when I found out the front grille alone is $20,000!!! Fingers crossed, if it ever needs replacing...it is done on someone else's insurance policy!! LOL

Gor@AcutePerformance 10-31-2012 03:35 PM

Beautiful Ghost, as for the brake dust just get black wheels so it will go unrecognized =P


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