13. 2017 Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge – Dark Beauty
Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke department can do some stuff that very few Bespoke teams can afford to do. The new range of ”Black Badge” cars is exactly the kind of high-end luxury car you expect from an already all-luxury lineup.
This car is meant for self-made, independent, young people, because until these Black Badge models, a Royce wasn’t exactly a car for people under 50. On the BB Ghost, black is everywhere, even the Rolls-Royce emblem is black. Inside, there’s no more wood, but instead carbon fibre vinyl everywhere.
The most interesting changes remain under the hood. The 6.6L turbocharged V12 gets a 40hp upgrade, which results in a whopping 610hp, while the 8-speed automatic transmission becomes quicker. Even if the top speed remains limited to 155mph (can’t the Bespoke department fix this?), the car gets 0.3 seconds faster from 0-62mph, with an impressive 4.6 seconds.