The Porsche Panamera a car that created its own niche when it was launched in 2009. At that time, its biggest competitors were the Aston Martin Rapide and the Maserati Quattroporte.
Looks can be deceiving. A quick glance at the new Rolls-Royce Ghost as it wafts oh-so-serenely by, and you might be hard-pressed to distinguish it from the outgoing model. Yet only two components have been carried over—an umbrella and that hood-mounted, gossamer-winged flying lady known as the Spirit of Ecstasy.