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YouTuber MrJWW reveals 5 best things about the new Rolls Royce Ghost

Published: 2/Sep/2020 9:24 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:50

by Kieran Bicknell

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Representing the last word in automotive opulence; The all-new 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost is a masterpiece of luxurious design mixed with dynamic driving. YouTuber MrJWW is one of the first to get their hands on this masterpiece of luxury personal travel.

Rolls Royce has long held the title of being the most luxurious automotive manufacturer of them all, and it seems the new Ghost is set to uphold the revered title.

Based upon an all-new Aluminium architecture; The 2021 Rolls Royce Ghost has been designed from the ground-up to create the most luxurious, relaxing, and opulent travel experience – second only to its stablemate the Phantom.

As one of the first to explore Rolls Royce’s latest model, MrJWW (James Walker) was keen to discuss the details of the “distilled serenity, luxury, and tranquility” found in the all-new Ghost.

New 2021 Rolls Royce Ghost
YouTube: MrJWW
The 2021 Rolls Royce Ghost has been specifically engineered for the best-possible driver and passenger experience.

Starting with its construction, the new Ghost has been crafted from Aluminium which, when used in conjunction with precise hand-welding techniques, results in a virtually seam-free finish to the body panels.

Rolls Royce is keen to make this their most acoustically-sensitive vehicle yet, even going to the lengths of “acoustically treating” the driveshaft to ensure minimal vibration and intrusion.

Small features such as soft-close doors, open-pore wood, and a dual-setting champagne cooler contribute to the luxurious experience of the Ghost, with JWW describing it as “The purest Rolls Royce I’ve ever sat in”.

With acoustics being a major part of the Ghost’s design, Rolls Royce managed to fit over 100kg of sound deadening to the car, along with double glazing and a bespoke sound system. The end result is designed to amplify the quality of the driver or passenger’s music and improve the overall ambiance.

Given the fact that Rolls Royce is actually proud of the Ghost’s weight, it may be surprising that they have also built the car with driving dynamics in mind. Powered by a 6.75l V12 engine, the Ghost puts out an impressive 563hp through all four wheels and even features dynamic rear steering for maximum agility.

With its impressive acoustic qualities, dynamic on-road driving experience, and “next level artisan craftsmanship” the all-new Rolls Royce Ghost looks set to become a new favorite for entrepreneurs, musicians, and the super-rich all over the world.

 

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SSC responds to backlash over ‘faked’ Tuatara 331mph record run

Published: 30/Oct/2020 10:58 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 11:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Following a jubilant celebration of achieving an alleged 331mph, SSC North America have been forced to admit the video for their record run is inaccurate, following backlash from numerous media outlets.

What should’ve been an epic achievement of automotive technology and driving has transformed into a nightmare for SSC North America. After their Tuatara ‘megacar’ apparently broke the world production car speed record, a number of prominent automotive media outlets and YouTubers said the video was faked.

These were not hollow, empty statements either. Even big-name YouTubers such as Shmee150 got in on the act, and presented several convincing arguments against SSC, including a number of mathematical analytics that could not be doubted.

SSC did attempt to fight back, claiming that GPS company Dewetron had ‘validated’ the run, but even this has now been cast into doubt. Following the backlash, Dewetron themselves have issued a statement saying they “did not validate any data from world record attempts or preceding tests.”

SSC Tuatara
SSC North America
According to Jerod Shelby, there were “inaccuracies” in the video shown.

SSC Tuatara record run video issues

Now, SSC CEO Jerod Shelby has explained the situation, citing a “video mix-up” as the cause of the inconsistencies. According to Shelby, the ‘wrong video’ was overlaid with the data log displays, which lead to a “variance in sync points” when media outlets had analyzed the video.

Not only that, but according to Jerod there are “two videos, each with inaccurate information” that the team “hadn’t double-checked the accuracy of the video before it was released.”

Given that this is a monumental event in the world of automotive performance, it seems strange that the quality control would not have been ultra-scrutinized before the video released on BBC’s Top Gear.

Does the SSC speed record still stand?

While the video issues have finally been addressed by SSC North America themselves, there is no word as to whether the official record attempt has been impacted.

According to Shelby, the “accuracy of the equipment and speed sensor” are both confirmed in a letter from GPS suppliers Dewetron, which was issued when they got the equipment.

The official submission to the Guinness World Records Association is also yet to be made, due to waiting on “third-party pieces of information.” Whether or not the record will be validated is still unclear.