Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

The new Ghost uses the same 6.75-litre V12 as in the Cullinan (with a few tuning tweaks) though it’s built for effortless power than overall performance. Torque is everything in the Ghost, and the V12 up front has 627lb ft of it – just a few hundred revs from idle. That’s not to say it can’t move though; it’ll hit 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds thanks to 570hp. And with lower gearing it’ll punch out of the corners too.

Handling

The new Ghost is both engaging and serene at the same time, and that’s mainly thanks to the technology under the surface. The aforementioned V12 lump – when combined with low-gearing – make the Ghost feel spritelier than you’d expect; it’s able to punch out of corners with ease.

Sensitive steering simple to direct, even if it weighs in at around two-and-a-half-tonnes, and new technologies which make driving a more engaging experience than you’d expect. A Planar ride system uses cameras to scan the road ahead, and actively brace the suspension in advance. At the same time, mass-damping devices on all four-corners of the car soak up any extra energy. The result is a car that wallows even less than the previous model and filters out the annoyance of whatever road surface you’re on.