Novitec’s Rolls Royce Division - Spofec - came up with a classy new Look for the Ghostby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03:30
Modifying the appearance of high-end cars can lead to controversial results. This, of course, hasn’t stopped tuning companies from engaging in such practices. However, sometimes such companies do it right. The German tuning house Novitec is among them and their Spofec department, which specializes in Rolls Royce vehicles, has just introduced a subtly modified version of the Rolls Royce Ghost, once again.
We say “once again” because, back in 2014, the tuning company introduced another interpretation of the luxury sedan, based on the 2014 Ghost. We should point out that we love some of Mansory’s work too. However, some of their projects are a bit over the top, such as their own interpretation of the Rolls Ghost. What Spofec has done is much more toned-down and subtle, as befits a Rolls – just a few small touches in all the right places.
Spofec has blessed the Ghost with new carbon-fiber bodywork that gives the car a slightly more aggressive look, without being in your face. The visual alterations include a new front fascia with a larger intake, new front fenders with air outlets, rocker panels, and a subtle rear spoiler. And let’s not forget the 22-inch Vossen wheels, featuring Spofec’s SP2 design with nine pairs of twin-spokes, and a chrome finish matching the front grille.
The modifications are not just visual. The people at Spofec have played around with the Ghost’s 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-12, which in stock form makes 571 horsepower (420 kilowatts) at 5,000 RPM and 627 pound-feet (850 Nm) from as early as 1,600 RPM.
Through Spofec’s plug-and-play N-TRONIC module, for the car’s electronic control module, they’ve managed to extract 114 horsepower and 78 pound-feet (106 Nm) more. This translates into 685 horsepower (504 kilowatts) and 707 pound-feet (958 Nm), which is enough to rocket the Ghost to 60 mph in the low 4.0 seconds. Meanwhile, the top speed remains limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
But there’s more! Spofec has also fitted the Ghost with clever adaptive suspension, courtesy of a CAN-Tronic suspension module, calibrated to work with the new set of 22-inch “shoes”. It lowers the car by 1.57 inches (40 mm), at speeds of up to 87 mph (140 km/h).
Being a Rolls Royce and a custom one at that, everything is customizable. This includes the interior, for which Spofec has provided only two images. We see the usual highly finished saloon atmosphere, but this time with some contrasting stitching for added sportiness. That said, it’s still very much a proper Rolls.
Price-wise? Spofec hasn’t come up with any official figures, but does it really need to, considering who is buying cars like this? Rolls Royce will sell you a Ghost for anywhere between $316,500 and $428,625, so you can bet the Spofec treatment will probably cost around $100,000 on top of that.