Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase 2014
Call it handsome; call it powerful; just don’t call it the baby Rolls. Losing any reference to being the small brethren, the Ghost Extended Wheelbase, or EWB for the Rolls-Royce crowd, will surely excite those from the L.B.C., or Long Beach, California, for the hip-hop crowd, with an extra 6.7 inches of rear cabin space. It’s enough to allow any entourage to stretch out and will surely be the choice ride for basketball superstars such as the 7-foot 2-inch Shaquille O’Neal (and don’t let those Buick ads tell you otherwise). But the truly amazing thing is the how a 18-foot, 5,500-pound sedan with large expanses of soft full-grain leather, natural wood veneers and deep-tufted carpets can still make you want to forgo the rear chairs for the driver’s helm. Thank a massive, 6.6-liter V-12 with twin turbochargers for a torque wave that begins at a paltry 1,500 rpm and an air suspension that actively cancels out body roll for a ride that is smooth and stable.
Engine: 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-12
0-60: 4.8 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (limited)
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 575 foot-pounds