Rolls-Royce has taken the wraps off a new Black Badge edition for the Ghost and Wraith models created to lure in younger customers.
Both cars have received a black gloss Spirit of Ecstasy figurine along with several black exterior trim pieces, including the badges. In addition, some of the chromed surfaces have received a darker finish for a more elegant appearance while the composite carbon fiber alloy wheels are new to the range and come with aluminum hubs.
What you see is not an ordinary shade of black as Rolls-Royce mentions it has taken the hue to “new levels of intensity” by adding multiple layers of paint. In addition, each body panel of the Ghost and Wraith is hand polished to ensure utmost quality.
Both cars come as standard with LED headlights and with a series of interior cabin tweaks, such as the darker air vents, carbon fiber composite trim, and a unique centerpiece clock.
It’s more than just making these two look prettier as Rolls-Royce has also upgraded the Ghost’s biturbo 6.6-liter V12 by 40 horsepower (30 kilowatts) and 44 pound-feet (60 newton meters) to 603 hp (450 kW) and 620 lb-ft (840 Nm.) In addition, the eight-speed automatic gearbox of the Ghost now has a sportier setup by keeping the lower gear longer to enable higher rpms.
The Wraith’s 623-hp V12 engine has also been massaged and it now delivers 642 lb-ft (869 Nm) of torque, up by 52 lb-ft (70 Nm.) Moreover, the elegant coupe has an upgraded air suspension, optimized drive shafts, and the same optimized gearbox as the Ghost. The extra power of both models is being matched with a beefier braking system featuring one-inch larger discs at the front axle.
With the arrival of the Ghost and Wraith Black Badge, Rolls-Royce is announcing a permanent Bespoke series of models tailored to “young, driven, self-made people that will make a bold and edgy lifestyle statement about their lives.”