New spyshots give us a closer look at the car's evolved design behind the usual camouflage. They come after a similar prototype was spotted on a car transporter.
Through the disguise, we can see that the Ghost's front end has a clear family resemblance to the Phantom, but the rear appears to be more shapely and features a heavier sloping rear window line. The interior, while not yet seen, will adopt many of the advanced features and traditional touches found in the Ghost's siblings.
The Ghost, sitting underneath the Phantom flagship and a rival for the Bentley Flying Spur and Mercedes-Maybach S 600, has been on sale with only a small facelift since 2010. It is therefore ripe for a redesign, with more developments under the skin than are visible here.
The earlier transporter images (below) were taken in Germany, surrounded by models from Rolls-Royce's parent company BMW. While it is expected that the Ghost will still be manufactured at the brand's headquarters in Goodwood, West Sussex, it's clear that some of the car's development and validation is occuring in BMW's facilities.