On YouTube: Curbside With The Rolls-Royce Ghost

By Gunnar Heinrich | YouTube

IT’S challenging to really know how a car will look “on-the-street” without, well, on-the-street shots or seeing it first in the flesh. In it’s unaltered conceptual form, yours has seen the Ghost in the confines of the IAC center in New York.

Not curbside.

And sure, we’ve all had a good gander at the Rolls-Royce Ghost, in all it’s silken splendor through the super polished lenses of paid-for videography and photography, but not nearly enough in terms of real-world takes on Rolls’ latest chariot sans test-mule cladding.

Well thanks to this video-picture montage of a Rolls-Royce Ghost (replete with glum looking driver) in London, we can now say that we have a better idea of how the car looks from the bystander’s P.O.V.

Quick verdict: in external grace, Ian Cameron’s Ghost has carried forward the best aspects of the Phantom while softening some of the edges. In presence, I’d say the W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (0:17) is now a true rival for street gravitas.

January 27, 2010

About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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