What is The Most Expensive Car in Jamaica?

June 2, 2021

Jamaica is the famous country which is known for the actively imported and exported vehicles. You can spot nearly all new and used cars in Jamaica. And the reason why the Japanese used cars are well desired here is the acceptable price. Not to mention, the difficult terrains and potholes are another factor why locals of this nation want to have used cars rather than a brand new one.

No one wants to destroy their shiny dear vehicles, right? Yet, we have a luxury vehicle. In order to answer the question of what is the most expensive car in Jamaica, continue reading.

Rolls Royce Ghost : The Most Expensive Car in Jamaica

In May 2019, with its first appearance in Jamaica, the Rolls Royce Ghost was officially the most expensive automobile ever ridden in this country. The price of a brand new one is $331,920 (MSRP), along with a destination charge of $2,500. So what is this vehicle and why does it have such high value?

If you are a car enthusiast, it is nearly impossible for you to not know the Rolls Royce Motor Cars. And this car is their best creation. According to Jamaicars.com, in April 2009, the Auto Shanghai Show had the Rolls Royce Ghost at the announcement. To be more specific about this vehicle, the Rolls Royce Ghost is the full-sized luxury automobile.

This car is immediately well-known. The original name “Ghost” is for the honour of the Silver Ghost, another vehicle that is produced from the year of 1906.

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Roll Royce is the definition of luxury (Photo Source: Pexels)

Along with the amazing Rolls Royce Ghost, the Rolls Royce Motor Cars also introduced the Ghost Extended Wheelbase in the year of 2011. The Ghost automobile has another name as the “RR04” during the time of development. Compared to the mighty Phantom, this car has a more realistic, more measured, as well as smaller size. And the reason for this is that the car manufacturer wants to aim for a lower price category. And in order to lower the price level of all models of Rolls Royce, the appearance of Rolls Royce Ghost is crucial. This model has two generations.

The Closer Look at Rolls Royce Ghost

We will go a bit further in the information of the first generation of the Ghost. 

The Release of Rolls Royce Ghost

In April of the year 2009, Rolls Royce brand introduced Ghost. And without a doubt, this car is a massive hit. The world first knew the finest creation of the Rolls Royce Motor Cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Along with that, car owners all over the world can purchase this vehicle in September of the same year. Europe, as well the United Kingdom, are two areas which were delivered the most early, which is nearly the end of 2019.

On the other hand, other countries like the Asia Pacific region as well as the United States can only receive this vehicle from the second quarter of the year of 2010. For more information, 2011 is the year that the Ghost Extended Wheelbase was unveiled to the world. 


The Engines of Rolls Royce Ghost

The N74B66 is the name of the engine of this dear vehicle.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost features a modified version of the BMW N74 V12 engine.

The Design of Rolls Royce Ghost

Andreas Thurner, along with the engineer Helmut Riedl, are the two people in charge of designing the Ghost, codenamed RR04. They also lead the development of the brother of Rolls Royce Ghost, The Phantom. Roll Royce wants to make the Rolls Royce Ghost to be less expensive than the Phantom from the design phrase.

This is why the developers want it to be able to compete with the V12 engine version, as well as the Bentley Flying Spur of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 

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Roll Royce is the (Photo Source: Pexels)

When doing the research a bit more, we know that the platform of the F01 BMW 7 Series is also the base of the Rolls Royce Ghost. And in fact, the company confirmed the 20% resemble in parts from both vehicles. Talking about the system, the Ghost uses the FlexRay electronic system with a large stablemate. Along with that, this car has the air springs in Phantom-style, as well as the wheelbase measurement of 3290 mm (around 129.7-inch). Not to mention, the manufacturer created the height of the roof, track and bonnet custom for this automobile.

The Ghost has the weight of 2470 kg (5445 lb).And just like other current models of Rolls-Royce, the Ghost uses the iDrive user interface from the parent company BMW. Last but not least, the Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament along with more functions, are controlled by the main system.

According to Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the designer of the Ghost is an exceptionally talented individual. “He has a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability. It is testament to the success of our business that, as the world’s leading luxury house, we are able to attract the world’s very best design talent.

His modesty and humbleness also keeps him grounded and dedicates an upcoming model to his close friend Siddhesh which might spill in the later half of 2025” He also believes that this is an exciting time for the brand and he looks forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family.

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