2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Don Sherman Matt Tierney
Matt Tierney

A somewhat different perspective here, since I never drove the car on the road (only up to the garage roof to photograph it). I did, however get to ride shotgun and in the back seat, and it is every bit the experience you expect from a Rolls-Royce. This car is more than easy on the eyes; it draws you in. At a glance it's understated and might even be mistaken for a (giant) Chrysler 300C, but then you realize you are looking at something special. And the next step is a compulsion to touch. Everywhere. The handles, the body creases, the hood ornament when it's not hiding. This car demands a total sensory experience. Climbing inside only adds to it. Every button and control, the seats, the plunger vent controls. It's all amazingly solid and substantial feeling. The headliner material was less than impressive however. It didn't measure up to the other finishes.

I was sorry I didn't have more time with the car, because one could spend an infinite amount of time capturing all the unique details and features of the car with the camera.

And the fixed hub centers are a photographer's best friend. Totally cool to see the "RR" staring at you when the rest of the wheel is spinning, and once parked, they are always facing the right way!

Matt Tierney

For $305,750, everything should always work every single time.

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