Luxury British brand introduces stretched Ghost edition along with several China-only bespoke Phantom and Ghost editions.

China is the market for extended-wheelbase variants and Rolls-Royce has introduced the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase edition at Auto Shanghai today.

The wheelbase of this stretched Ghost is 170 mm (6.7 inches) longer than on the standard model and good for twice as much knee room, says Rolls-Royce.

The Ghost Extended Wheelbase will be built to order and is available only in limited numbers for this year until Rolls-Royce can ramp up production in 2012.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is powered by a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 with an output of 563 PS (414 kW / 555 bhp) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft). The extended-wheelbase Ghost does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5 seconds flat.

"This is the first time we have undertaken a world launch of a Rolls-Royce car in China, underscoring the strategic significance of this market and the Asia Pacific region," says Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

At the Auto Shanghai event, Rolls-Royce has also introduced several bespoke editions exclusive to the Chinese market.

The Phantom Extended Wheelbase Saloon comes in a Rhapsody Black exterior with an interior finish in Ardent Red and Seashell with a Piano Black veneer. 

There's also a Phantom Drophead Coupé in a Maiden Blue exterior with a Navy Blue and Seashell interior complimented by Straight Grained Oak and Ebony.

Also on the Rolls-Royce stand at Auto Shanghai is the China Edition Ghost which comes with a red interior contrasted with gold twin-coachlines, gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy badging and stainless steel pinstripes. Exterior color choices will be Deep Garnet, Black Ember and Infinity.

All the aforementioned bespoke models are part of the Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection of which a total of just 100 models will be available.



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