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2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

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  • Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    ZF eight-speed transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    563
  • Torque @ RPM:
    575
  • Displacement:
    6.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
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The last time we saw a Rolls-Royce Series II model was in 2012, when the luxury car builder released the Phantom Series II a full nine years after the Phantom debuted in 2003. With that timeframe as a point of reference, we would not expect to see a Ghost Series II until about 2019 or 2020.

Well, prepare to be surprised, as Rolls-Royce has revealed the Ghost Series II at the Geneva Auto Show . But just like I said earlier, the revisions are pretty minor relative to more mainstream automakers.

Then again, Rolls-Royce is not your "typical" automaker, as it finds a nice place and doesn’t change much until things get completely stale. Actually, the changes that Rolls Royce made are fairly extensive for a Series II model, so we can;t say that we’re upset with the new Ghost.

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2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost Inspired by Ancient Trading Routes

2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost Inspired by Ancient Trading Routes

A colorful look at Abu Dhabi’s colorful trading history

By now, you’ve probably seen your fair share of one-off, exclusive Rolls-Royce models the automaker’s Bespoke personalization division created for Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi as part of the dealership’s Wisdom Limited Collection. Well, we’re down to the last one-off exclusive and it’s a good one. It’s called the "Rolls-Royce Ghost Inspired by Ancient Trading Routes" and by far it’s the most colorful of all the one-off Rolls-Royce models that make up the collection.

Like most of its contemporaries in the Wisdom Limited Collection, the Rolls-Royce Ghost Inspired by Ancient Trading Routes is largely defined by the use of exclusive colors in its body and interior. In this case, Rolls-Royce Bespoke went for a colorful approach to signify the region’s rich trading history with other countries, most notably India and China, and the routes that these traders took to get their products in and out of their respective regions. It’s a fitting tribute to a significant part of Abu Dhabi’s history that helped shape the country into the booming urban jungle that it has become.

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Rolls-Royce Just Crushed 1,000 Diamonds to Make A Dull Paint for the Ghost

Rolls-Royce Just Crushed 1,000 Diamonds to Make A Dull Paint for the Ghost

Overpriced metallic grey anyone?

To say that Rolls-Royce makes luxury cars is an understatement. The iconic British firm goes beyond that, and it has been doing so since forever. You know those Bespoke models that pop up from time to time? Well, those aren’t rare, custom cars among standard models. Nearly every single model visits the Bespoke division before leaving the factory, because almost every Rolls-Royce (if not all) is tailored to customer specification. When you’re paying hundreds of thousands for a vehicle, you want to make it your own by adding all sorts of details and materials. It’s as simple as that!

Granted, it’s not wrong to say that Rolls-Royce is a luxury car manufacturer, but judging by the amount of bespoke and flamboyant features we see in most of its cars, we can file these products under "exuberant," "rakish," and in some cases even "ostentatious." They’re opulent means of transportation of opulent people and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, in its wild desire to innovate, a company like Rolls-Royce tends to blow things out of proportion. It doesn’t happen too often, but the unique Ghost Elegance that the Brits displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is the perfect example.

Yes, I’m talking about the Diamond Stardust paint.

Created for a what appears to be a very demanding owner, Diamond Stardust was created by crushing no fewer than 1,000 diamonds and mixing the resulted dust into the paint, in a process that lasted two months. Sounds pretty fancy and innovative, but there’s just one tiny problem. The dark gray color looks like a dull metallic paint. Sure, it looks as if the color has more glitter than the average metallic paint, but I’m not impressed.

Why is this a big deal? Well, let’s say that Rolls-Royce made a too big of a fuss about this paint and the lengthy process it needed to be created. And it’s not like the Brits discovered how to make flying to Mars more affordable, it’s just a paint that’s not too different from a metallic hue you can get with any Toyota or Hyundai.

I’m anxiously waiting for the paint made from 100 pounds of unobtanium.

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2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Elegance

2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Elegance

When the paint is as expensive as the car...

While the existing Phantom is on its way out, with a redesigned model to be launched soon, the Ghost is ready to soldier on for a few more years. Introduced in 2010 and updated in 2014, the full-size sedan will be around at least until 2018. Most likely, Rolls-Royce won’t bother to release another facelift, but we will see plenty of Bespoke-made versions, just like the unique Ghost Elegance that the British automaker launched just in time for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Created for an unnamed owner that "exudes unapologetic luxury and grandeur" (whatever this is supposed to mean...), the Ghost Elegance is just like any other Bespoke model, featuring custom paint with thin stripes on the outside and two-tone upholstery on the inside. However, unlike any other production car so far, it is finished in a paint created from diamonds. Yup, you read that right. And what’s more, Rolls-Royce crushed no fewer than 1,000 diamonds to create enough paint for about half a Ghost.

Named Diamond Stardust, this is arguably the most luxurious and expensive paint to ever grace a production car. A bit flamboyant if you ask me, but it definitely takes automotive paint to the next level.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost with Carbon Fiber by Vitesse AuDessus And Bengala

2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost with Carbon Fiber by Vitesse AuDessus And Bengala

Some fiber-heavy dress-up for your customized Roller

Vitesse AuDessus, a Maryland-based producer of premium aftermarket body components, has teamed up with Europe’s Bengala Automotive Design to create customized aesthetic packages for the existing Roller lineup, including the Phantom (sedan, convertible, and coupe body styles), Wraith, Dawn, and our personal favorite, the full-size Ghost luxury sedan. But we’ve seen countless customization programs for Rolls-Royce vehicles over the years, so what makes this one so special? To put it bluntly – oodles and oodles of carbon fiber.

Of course, these are Rolls-Royces we’re talking about, and as you might expect, not just any carbon fiber will do. Rather, these composite-laden Rollers get a material described as “a compressed carbon matrix,” which, according to the attached press release, is a material that’s a lot like the forged carbon fiber that Callaway Cars and Lamborghini use to create more speed. However, this time around, it’s getting used for looks, not velocity.

“As a designer I was inspired by the mosaic-like motifs and felt that the aesthetic could be elevated,” said Shoghi Saeidnia, Bengala’s owner and design chief, in regard to the carbon material. “I visualized a material with the look of honed granite that would communicate the antithesis of the current perception: opulent luxury as opposed to ascetic utilitarianism.”

So then – did Mr. Saeidnia succeed in his mission? Read on to find out.

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Top Gear Host Rory Reid Raps His Love for the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Top Gear Host Rory Reid Raps His Love for the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

He conveys what our hearts feel yet can’t usually verbalize

Journalist Rory Reid has been in the industry quite a while, but has now risen to A-list status with his new gig on Top Gear BBC. While no one has seen Reid and his fellow cast’s Clarkson, May, and Hammond impressions, we’re betting the revised version of Top Gear will be a smash hit.

Just have a look at this: Reid reciting lyrical poetry about his love affair with the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II.

Reid’s on-camera performance is awe-inspiring. His words, so eloquently spoke, about the Ghost are combined with cinematic videography that pull you in – allowing you to vividly imagine the texture of the deep-pile carpet between your toes; to see the Spirit of Ecstasy rise from the satin chrome grille; to feel the effortless acceleration from the 6.6-liter V-12.

Reid’s purpose for his rhymes are realized only seconds into the video when he says, “I wax lyrical about every time I spoke, so this time is prose, rhymes and flow, to convey my feelings about a ride this dope.” The lines keep coming with verses like, “I would never dismiss you, I care and miss you;” and “So much in common, we even share initials;” and perhaps our favorite, “One look and I’m trapped and froze, satin chrome, boy it looks like it’s made out of MacBook Pros.”

And when talking about the yards of white leather delicately stretched throughout the cabin, Reid rhymes, “That fashion house did fashion proud when they splashed it round.” Better yet, referring to the 6.6-liter V-12, he says, “I suppose it could choke the environment, but so could your Prius if you chose to recycle it. This will be here forever.” What a rather valid point, Mr. Reid.

The six-minute video is undoubtedly worth the watch. And while we don’t suspect Reid will be rapping about every car he drives on Top Gear, we are definitely impressed with his skills and on-camera presence.

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Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge

Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge

Lord Vader, your Rolls-Royce is ready!

Rolls-Royce’s recently established Bespoke division has come up with a bunch of exciting vehicles over the last couple of years, taking luxury to a level very few companies can match. Their options list is impressive, exterior and upholstery color combinations are essentially unlimited, while the finest leathers and most expensive veneers are usually combined with innovative materials and fancy accessories. When it comes to luxury, Bespoke is hard to beat. And, the brand-new Ghost Black Badge edition is here to prove just that.

Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show alongside the Wraith Black Badge, the Ghost Black Badge is described as a vehicle that speaks to "young, self-made people that make a bold and edgy lifestyle statement about their lives." It’s a somewhat new approach for Rolls-Royce, which used the Black Badge edition to ditch the Ghost’s glossy image in favor of a darker, more assertive appearance. Forget about massive amounts of chrome and the usual chutzpah, the Ghost Black Badge is as black as they get and features more innovative materials than any of its predecessor.

What’s more, this is the very first Bespoke-made Ghost to get a power boost. After years of making custom sedan with standard engines under the hood, Rolls-Royce finally meddled with the massive 6.6-liter V-12 to give us a Ghost that can give the Bentley Flying Spur W12 a run for its money on the performance front. Keep reading to learn more about that.

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2016 Rolls Royce Ghost “SaRangHae” By DMC

2016 Rolls Royce Ghost “SaRangHae” By DMC

Personalized Ghost is owned by a popular Korean actor

DMC Tuning’s proclivity to offer customized programs for its customers has helped endear it to a large swath of celebrity clients. Recently, the German tuner took up the task of customizing a Rolls-Royce Ghost owned by Korean actor Jang Keun-Suk.

The two parties agreed that this program wouldn’t carry the flashy upgrades of some of DMC’s past works. Instead, focus was paid on giving the Ghost an understated aerodynamic kit that doesn’t take too much away from the Ghosts standard looks.

The result is what DMC calls the Ghost “SaRangHae” Edition, a nod to the Korean definition of love. It may look like a standard Ghost for the most part, but it’s got a handful of modifications on the body and engine that helps improve its overall character and performance capabilities.

I don’t know who Jang is, but if his acting is as good as his taste in cars and aftermarket tuners, then maybe it’s time to give to go watch one of his movies — with subtitles, of course.

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2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost "Eternal Love" Collection

2016 Rolls-Royce Ghost "Eternal Love" Collection

The Rolls-Royce Ghost has received yet another special-edition model, this time around dedicated to romance.

If I had a penny for each special-edition model Rolls-Royce has built for Asia and the Middle East, I’d probably have enough to buy me a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. I’m obviously exaggerating here, but Rolls-Royce has built a lot of models for the said markets. And, it’s not planning to stop anytime soon. Its first special-edition model for 2016 is dubbed Ghost Eternal Love and debuted at the Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing, China.

Developed by the already iconic Bespoke division, the Ghost Eternal Love embodies "the theme of love" and according to Rolls-Royce it brings together "design elements inspired by the white swan, with remarkable Rolls-Royce craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology."

Much like every special-edition Ghost before it, Eternal Love is about custom specifications inside and out and a standard powerplant under the hood. The new model, to be sold exclusively in China, will be built in 16 units. That may not sound like a lot, but it’s a significant given that most Bespoke products are usually produced in in less than ten examples.

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2015 Roll Royce Ghost Chengdu-Panda

2015 Roll Royce Ghost Chengdu-Panda

When the Top Speed staff was brainstorming possible themes for Bespoke Rolls-Royce products, one of our editors jokingly suggested a panda-themed car. When Rolls-Royce announced the Ghost Chengdu-Panda for the Chengdu Motor Show, my first thought was, "Jeez, guys, we were only kidding!"

Fortunately, the Ghost Chengdu-Panda is much more tasteful than the black-and-white monstrosity that we envisioned. This tastefully modified Bespoke Ghost features special paint and interior trim, inspired by China’s favorite animal. It’s a handsome and subtle upgrade for Rolls-Royce’s junior sedan, and showcases the fact that Rolls-Royce doesn’t restrict the special stuff to the top-level Phantom. Any current Rolls-Royce product can be sent to the Bespoke Design team for that all-important personal touch, whether subtle or outrageous.

Introduced in 2009, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is the marque’s junior line, but that’s not to say it’s “lesser” in any way. The Ghost is aimed at a different demographic of the ultra-luxury market; buyers who are more likely to drive their own cars than be chauffeured. The more compact size creates a more engaging driving experience. With a V-12 under the hood, extended wheelbase and executive-class body, the Ghost is about the size of a 2014 Mercedes S-Class or 2013 BMW 7-Series (which it’s based on), but the luxury is in a different category.

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Rolls-Royce Unveiled Two One-Off Cars At Goodwood

Rolls-Royce Unveiled Two One-Off Cars At Goodwood

Rolls-Royce has an interesting relationship with the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Though the marque is no stranger to powerful cars, it tends not to build machines meant for such an outright orgy of flat-out speed. But on the other hand, Rolls-Royce is headquartered in Goodwood, and it would be downright strange to not participate in a car show that’s already at your doorstep. So Rolls must walk a line with what it brings to the festival, putting an emphasis on the Ghost and Wraith, rather than the Phantom, which is typically driven by a chauffeur.

Rolls-Royce brought one of each of these models to the festival, built specifically for the event and even sporting custom kickplates inscribed to commemorate the occasion. The cars were driven by Rolls-Royce/BMW test drivers for the famous hillclimb event, which must have been amazing to watch, given the sheer size of the vehicles. The short press release from Rolls even went so far as to call the Wraith “the ultimate gentleman’s Gran Turismo”. It’s a bold claim for a company not usually associated with GT cars, but there is certainly an argument for it. What do you think, too far?

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Rolls Royce Builds One-Off Ghost For Charity

Rolls Royce Builds One-Off Ghost For Charity

British luxury carmaker Rolls Royce has donated a one-off Ghost in support of Together for Short Lives, a children’s palliative care charity based in the U.K. The car was handed over at the charity’s Midsummer Ball in central London, where Rolls also revealed its plans for a yearlong initiative to support Together for Short Lives in its work to help seriously ill children and their families. 

“We’re proud to be able to support Together for Short Lives and the remarkable work they do,” said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls Royce Motor Cars. “I am certain that the funds raised on the evening and the activity planned throughout the next 12 months will have a lasting impact on the charity, allowing continued support for thousands of children and their families throughout the U.K.”

The car, a Ghost Series II draped in the charity’s bright purple color scheme and finished with Together for Short Lives branding, will be used to help raise funds during a non-stop “Rolls Rally” campaign that will see the sedan visiting all four corners of Britain over the course of the next year. The charity’s patron, television talent judge Simon Cowell, personally delivered the keys during the ball, symbolically cementing the partnership between Rolls Royce and Together for Short Lives. 

“[The car is] stunning, and it’s so exciting to see our name and the vibrant purple color of our brand,” said Barbara Gelb OBE, CEO for Together for Short Lives. “Over the coming year, we have the most amazing venture with Rolls Royce to raise awareness of the fantastic children’s hospice and palliative care services across the U.K., and, importantly, to raise money to help families get the care and support they need.”

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2015 Rolls-Royce Bespoke Ghost Mysore Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Bespoke Ghost Mysore Collection

The facelift Rolls-Royce introduced for the Ghost in 2014 might not have been as extensive as some would’ve liked, but the Brits did their best to counter that by launching a bevy of limited-edition models crafted by its Bespoke arm. From the China-exclusive Special Edition with its panda bear head rests to the flashy Suhail Collection and its cosmic influences, the Ghost received some of the finest materials and most exquisite paint jobs that can be had on a modern-day Rolls-Royce. Come 2015, and the luxury marque rolled out yet another Bespoke model, this time paying homage to Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the 18th century Mysore, a kingdom of Southern India founded in 1399 and disestablished in 1950.

Dubbed the Mysore Collection, the limited-edition Ghost matches its Bespoke siblings in terms of chutzpah and luxury, while sporting an array of unique features, as well as symbols that will remind customers that their rigs were crafted with one of Asia’s greatest kingdoms in mind.

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2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection

2015 Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection

You may find it hard to believe, but standard versions of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ghost or Wraith sometimes aren’t enough to satisfy the world’s thirst for luxury and opulence. For this particular reason the British company established Bespoke, a division specialized in customizing every available Rolls-Royce to customer specifications. Bespoke is responsible for a host of unique luxury vehicles as of December 2014, most of which were delivered to China and the Middle East. As 2014 comes to an end, the Bespoke division is rolling out the Suhail Collection, yet another special-edition line distinguished by a unique exterior paint job and an exquisite interior finished in the most exotic materials Rolls-Royce has to offer.

A new Rolls-Royce by Bespoke model with an endless list of luxury features is always big news, but the Suhail Collection brings something new to the table. It’s not some sort of revolutionary feature, but a privilege that allows this new package to adorn more than just one example of a certain model. Unlike other Bespoke collection, Suhail is available on three different Rolls-Royce models, including the Phantom, the Ghost, and the Wraith. Suhail is actually the first Bespoke collection worthy of the term "collection."

Numbers and availability aside, the Suhail collection wraps around a brand-new theme for Rolls-Royce, taking its inspiration from one of the brightest star constellations in the sky. Suhail also celebrates the work of 10th century Arabic mathematician, astronomer and physicist Ibn al-Haitham, the first scientist to realize that light enters the eye rather than leaving it. Obviously aimed at markets from the Middle East, the Suhail collection complements previous special-edition Bespoke vehicles released in 2014, including Year of the Horse, Pinnacle Travel, Waterspeed, Metropolitan and Maharajah.

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2014 Rolls Royce Ghost by Novitec Spofec

2014 Rolls Royce Ghost by Novitec Spofec

The Rolls-Royce Ghost usually isn’t the type of vehicle Novitec turns its attention to. It’s not a Ferrari; it’s not a Maserati; and last I checked, it’s not a Lamborghini either. But the Novitec Group now has a new tuning arm devoted exclusively to Rolls-Royce models. This new tuning arm is called Novitec Sporfec, which shouldn’t be confused with Novitec Rosso (Ferrari), Novitec Tridente (Maserati), and Novitec Torado (Lamborghini). It’s relatively new compared to the others, so it’s easy to see why some people were surprised to see this Rolls-Royce Ghost program.

Admittedly, I was one of those people but once my own surprise wore off, I looked a little closer at the new Ghost program and realized that Novitec Sporfec isn’t all that different from its brothers. For one, it goes to great lengths to develop in-house technology for its programs. It also uses these advancements to develop unique programs that provides across-the-board improvements on the vehicles it works on.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a perfect example of that. The list of upgrades are comprehensive with new components for every element of the British luxury sedan. This meticulous attention-to-detail has earned Novitec our praise in the past. With this new Sporfec division for Rolls-Royce models, I can’t see that changing anytime soon.

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2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Special Edition

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Special Edition

Rolls-Royce has made a habit of releasing numerous special-edition models of its luxurious vehicles. Often unique, these luxo-barges are delivered in Middle East and China, the world’s most important luxury markets. Phantoms, Ghosts, Wraiths, you name it. Rolls-Royce will customize its interior, add a bespoke paint job, ask a hefty premium in exchange and call it a day. After launching the stunning Pinnacle Travel Phantom at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, the Brits are introducing a bespoke Ghost limousine during the Chengdu Motor Show, scheduled between August 29th and September 7th, 2014.

Details are slim as of 08/15/2014, but the preliminary photos released by Rolls-Royce reveal a rather intriguing Ghost model, especially when it comes to its interior theme.

Stay tuned to TopSpeed for a detailed update on this exquisite Rolls-Royce Ghost. We’ll be right back as soon as the luxury company unwraps the limousine at the Chengdu Motor Show.

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2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

The last time we saw a Rolls-Royce Series II model was in 2012, when the luxury car builder released the Phantom Series II a full nine years after the Phantom debuted in 2003. With that timeframe as a point of reference, we would not expect to see a Ghost Series II until about 2019 or 2020.

Well, prepare to be surprised, as Rolls-Royce has revealed the Ghost Series II at the Geneva Auto Show . But just like I said earlier, the revisions are pretty minor relative to more mainstream automakers.

Then again, Rolls-Royce is not your "typical" automaker, as it finds a nice place and doesn’t change much until things get completely stale. Actually, the changes that Rolls Royce made are fairly extensive for a Series II model, so we can;t say that we’re upset with the new Ghost.

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2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

Time has grown short in our wait for the 2014 Geneva Auto Showto begin in the little Swiss city of Geneva. The main media festivities are set to take place March 4th and 5th with the show remaining in full swing throughout the week for the general public. There will be plenty of new cars debuting for the first time along with numerous cars with minor updates.

While the actual list is incredibly long, we’ve compiled a condensed version of the main vehicles on display that are either new or show a significant update over their outgoing counterpart. As the event rolls on, we’ll be bringing you the brand new information straight from the automakers regarding their latest models. Be sure to watch out for news on the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge’s powertrain, Subaru’s plans with the Viziv 2 Concept, and if Volkswagen will bring their Golf GTE to the United States.

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Video: Rolls-Royce Previews the 1,001 Nights Collection

Video: Rolls-Royce Previews the 1,001 Nights Collection

It’s easy to see why brands like Rolls-Royce have a deep interest in the Middle Eastern market. It’s one of the biggest sales markets for the company and as a sign of its commitment to building an even bigger presence in the market, the British company is preparing to launch its new 1,001 Nights Collection.

In case the name escapes you, the 1,001 Nights Collection is exclusive to the Middle East, further casting little doubt just how match Rolls wants to be loved in that region.

In this video, Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division is giving everyone a peek at the exclusive collection, which we will see manifest themselves in the Rolls-Royce Ghost in the future. Incidentally, Rolls-Royce already unveiled the Ghost One Thousand and One Nights Edition late last year.

But it’s only now that we’re seeing just how intricate and meticulous the level of detailing was in putting together what could very well be one of the most exclusive Rolls-Royce models we’ve seen in a while. From the unique motifs to the veneer and wood inlays with arabesque symbols, the Rolls-Royce 1,001 Nights collection is going to be all sorts of exclusive for arguably one of the most exclusive-starved markets in the world.

At this point, we don’t expect anything less from the region and the brand that wants a bigger piece of that said region.

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2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

Rolls Royce Germany unveiled a special edition Ghost that it developed in cooperation with Procar Automobile and named V-Specification. If you thought that this is just another special car that offers just some exterior and interior updates, you are wrong. The new Ghost V-Specification also comes with some significant engine upgrades.

The Ghost V-Specification is powered by a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine that delivers a total of 593 horsepower — an increase of 30 horsepower over the base 563 horsepower. Unfortunately, this added power does not lower the Ghost’s 0-to-60 mph time any, as it remains at 4.7 seconds.

The new Rolls Royce Ghost V-Specification will be available for order only between January and June of 2014, and along with the power upgrades, it will also offer some exterior and interior updates. The model is priced at €330,820 — about $450,000 at the current exchange rates.

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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Cantor Glory Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Cantor Glory Edition

There’s a reason why Rolls-Royce is rolling out all these special edition models in China. The market is fast becoming the largest one for luxury automakers and what better way to stake a significant chunk of it than to entice customers with vehicles no other country in the world will carry.

Sounds like a smart plan, right?

Rolls-Royce seems to think so, and that’s why its been busy the past couple of months launching special-edition Ghost models, including its latest creation, the Ghost Cantor Glory Edition.

Recently introduced at Auto Guangzhou, the Ghost Cantor Glory Edition pays homage to Guangzhou with a number of design elements attributed to the south Chinese city, including drawing inspiration from the iconic Canton Tower, while also adding touches of Guangzhou, no more distinct than the addition of the city’s Five Rams emblem in the coachline, veneer panels, headrests and dashboard.

A two-tone color scheme also points to the uniqueness of the Ghost Cantor Glory Edition with RR opting to use a Madeira Red for a glorious regal history and Cassiopeia Silver or Carrera White for the bright and modern present. The contrasting colors offer a touch of balance between the colors of the night sky with the metallic body of the aforementioned Canton Tower.

The finer details, including customer options to give this special-edition ride more distinct styling, can be accomplished through its Bespoke Atelier program, which is coming to China for the first time, and offering a range of customization options for all those deep-pocketed Chinese buyers.

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Video: 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Vs 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost

Video: 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Vs 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost

To be perfectly honest with you, the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur and the 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost are not necessarily our favorite cars. We’re more interested in nimble sports car, as opposed to massive luxury cars that go fast in a straight line. But if we had to choose between one to have handed to us, we would definitely opt for the Bentley limousine, just because it looks a bit sportier that the Rolls.

This is just our opinions, and we’re sire that plenty of you would take the Ghost. Let’s have a look to see that the folks at Motor Trend think on the two models, and which one would they prefer, as they put the two models against one another in the latest episode of "Head 2 Head."

Be prepared for a slightly unconventional test, as the Motor Trend folks wanted to see if the two models could do a little painting, on top of the typical testing. Check out the video to see which model did best!

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2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition

2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition

Starting January 31st, 2014 and running through February 18th, 2015 China will be in the Year of the Horse. According to the Chinese zodiac, each year is under the sign of a strong animal, and each repeats every 12 years, with the Horse bringing fortune and many changes in one’s life.

Of course, this has nothing to do with cars, but there are many people out there that govern their lives by the zodiac, especially in China, so it was expected that automakers would take this opportunity to rake in some extra profits.

Rolls Royce is one automaker that has no shame in producing special-edition models for events like this, and it did so with the new Ghost Majestic Horse Edition. This model will be built in limited quantities and will take inspiration from classical interpretations of the horse in traditional Chinese art.

Additionally, with 2014 is the first time in over 50 years that the element wood and the horse are marked together, the interior of the car will be all about wood.

There is no mention of performance upgrades, so we assume that this Ghost Majestic Horse Edition boasts the same 6,592 cc, V-12 engine with 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque.

Deliveries of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition will begin in the second quarter of 2014.

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Top-Ten Best Luxury Sedans

Top-Ten Best Luxury Sedans

A luxury limousine needs no explanation. For many buyers, is the only type of car on the market they will consider. Transporting themselves, family members and business colleagues in comfort and luxury is the name of the game.

It is much more than comfort for these affluent clients, or we would see American businessmen lapping up the Chevy Impala or Toyota Avalon like they do stock options in a venture capital-backed, start-up company.

No, for these buyers - it is either a professionally-driven car service or it must be the something extremely luxurious and "on brand." In other words, something these fancy folks think matches their lifestyle, clothing, accessories, vacation spots and what-have-you.

The luxury sedans on this list start at about $65,000 and go way up from there. These limos need to be huge in the back seat, ruling out the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6 from contention.

So, let’s talk big. A back seat so roomy that you can read the full newspaper and cross your legs. For that, it will take the size of the Audi A7 at minimum, and up to the Rolls-Royce Ghost LWB at maximum.

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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Vorsteiner

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Vorsteiner

When you choose a car to update, we are pretty certain that a Rolls-Royce wouldn’t be on the top of your list. It’s not because they are undesirable, but rather because they simply aren’t that easy to tune. However, Vorsteiner decided to give it a try and came up with a very interesting tuning kit for the Rolls Royce Ghost.

As with pretty much every other kit from Vorsteiner, this updated Ghost receives only aesthetic changes. No one should complain though, as the car’s standard performance figures are pretty impressive: a 6.6-liter, twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563 horsepower that sprints the car to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and pushes it to 155 mph.

The exterior kit is made from carbon fiber and, as usual, buyers can combine it with a set of VSE-002 Forged Wheels.

Click past the jump to read more about the Rolls-Royce Ghost by Vorsteiner.

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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Chengdu Golden Sun Bird Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Chengdu Golden Sun Bird Edition

Out of the shadows of the Frankfurt Auto Show, British automaker Rolls-Royce took a surprising step, debuting a special one-off edition of the Ghost, not in Frankfurt, but in a different place, albeit one whose name also starts in the letter "F."

That’s right, Facebook!

The one-off Ghost is (officially) called the Chengdu Golden Sun Bird Edition, and Rolls-Royce designed and inspired by an ancient Chinese artifact that was discovered in 2001.

In case you don’t know what the Golden Sun Bird is, it’s described as a ring-shaped piece of foil that was made of nearly pure gold. Looking at the artifact, you’ll notice a pattern that consists of four birds, all flying in a counter-clockwise direction around the perimeter with what looks like a sun on the center.

Apparently, the artifact’s stature as a true treasure from Shang Dynasty was more than enough to compel Rolls-Royce to build a one-off model inspired by it. The exterior of the model carries a two-tone white and gold color, adding prestige and elements of exclusivity that should justify the name it carries. Subtle gold stripes running on the sides of the Ghost bear the same bird drawings of the Golden Sun Bird, yet another hat tip to the old relic. From there, the nine-spoke wheels was redesigned with a golden circle in the middle, enclosing the brand’s logo in the process.

The interior also gets the same posh upgrades and modifications, although a golden brown hue as chosen on the fancy leather upholstery and trim of the cabin. The center console on top of the A/C vents bear an image of the Golden Sun Bird, same with the headrests on the rear seats. Finally, a small golden plaque on the door sills was put in, with the plaque saying "Hand Built in Goodwood, England" and "Chengdu Golden Sun Bird, One of One" just below it.

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2014 Rolls Royce Ghost

2014 Rolls Royce Ghost

The Rolls Royce Ghost was officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and since then, it received no major updates. However, it looks like parent company, BMW, has decided it is time for a small update. And when we say “small,” we really mean it.

As you can see, this prototype is wearing little camouflage and what it is wearing it only on the parts that are going to be updated. Expect to see new headlamps and a revised front bumper with a design inspired by the recently revealed Wraith. The exterior mirrors also seem to have received a new shape.
On the rear, the exhaust tailpipes are now hidden, giving it a cleaner look.

For the interior, Rolls Royce will offer an updated sat-nav and infotainment system.

We expect some smaller changes under the hood too, most likely in order to obtain more power and less CO2 emissions.

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2013 Rolls Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition

2013 Rolls Royce Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition

Back in 1913, four Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts were writing history at the Austrian Alpine Trials - the most arduous test of automotive endurance at the time. The four cars managed to travel over 1,820 miles, proving once again that Rolls Royce was indeed developing the best cars in the world.

This year, as a celebration to the event’s centenary, Rolls Royce has prepared an Alpine Trial Centenary Collection that takes inspiration from the 1913 Alpine Trials cars. The first car to be unveiled will be a special Ghost and we are going to see it at Auto China 2013.

The new Ghost Alpine Trial Centenary Edition is painted in the same blue used for James Radley’s Silver Ghost. The blue is be combined with a distinct black grille and wheels also inspired by the classic car.

The car’s cabin is also inspired by the Alpine Trials cars: the clock displays the stages of the rally and timings and it features a very nice "Alpine Trial Centenary" logo. As usual, each element of the interior is meticulously handcrafted by Rolls Royce engineers.

Hit the jump to read Rolls Royce’s press release.

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2013 Rolls-Royce FAB1

2013 Rolls-Royce FAB1

Automakers are getting more and more involved with charities each and every year, and now Rolls-Royce is chipping in. Rolls has unveiled the FAB1, which is a Ghost Extended Wheelbase that is slated to help raise £1 million ($1.53 million at the current exchange rates) for Breast Cancer Care by making this bespoke Rolls available for hire over the next 12 months.

This Ghost Extended Wheelbase features a pink body with a silver-satin-coated hood with the typical Spirit of Ecstasy on its nose. Inside is where the majority of the modifications come in to play, as it features pink highlights strewn throughout the Crème Light leather interior and pink breast cancer awareness ribbons hand embroidered onto the headrests.

On top of the bespoke items, this beautiful ride also includes the typical Rolls-Royce luxury items. These high-end features include: hand-veneered tables for the rear seats; a pair of 9.2-inch LCD screens; a champagne chiller box; a 600-watt, 16-speaker surround-sound system; and lamb wool floor mats.

Rolls-Royce makes no mention of the FAB1 being offered up for sale after its 12-month-long commission is completed. However, we’re pretty certain it will make its way to an auction block sometime next year with its proceeds benefiting the same FAB1 project.

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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Art Deco Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Art Deco Edition

Rolls Royce has unveiled in Hong Kong the special-edition Ghost Extended Wheelbase Art Deco. The new Ghost Extended Wheelbase Art Deco Edition will be limited to only 35 units and will be offered exclusively for the Chinese market..

The model continues the tradition started by the cars like the Year of the Dragon Collection and will be offered in two different exterior colors: infinity black or arctic white. The two exterior colors will be combined with dual bespoke coach line and illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy.

For the interior, Rolls Royce will offer handcrafted Art Deco inlays, Olympia-inspired motifs on tread plates highlighting "China Limited Collection – One of Eight" and headrest embroidery. Customers will also get a black and white interior scheme featuring a choice of four seat piping colors taking inspiration from the color palette of the era.

Hit the jump to read Rolls Royce’s press release and to read more about the model.

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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Firnas Motif Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost Firnas Motif Edition

Rolls Royce announced a new Ghost Firnas Motif Edition limited to only five units and offered exclusively through Abu Dhabi Motors dealer. It was built as a tribute to legendary Arab inventor Abbas Ibn Firnas - a man who attempted a glider flight using man-made wings and feathers.

The new Ghost Firnas Motif Edition "introduces subtle yet exotic features that encapsulate the true essence of Arab Andalusian culture." Its distinctive features include elements like a hand-painted twin-coachline, finished with the Firnas Logo, a personalized flight emblem placed on the control display, and in the embroidery on the front and rear headrests. There is also a personalized tread plate with a wing design and featuring a personalized message: "Firnas motif – one of five".

Under the hood, the model keeps the usual turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 engine that develops a total of 563 horsepower and a peak torque of 575 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.

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2013 Rolls Royce Ghost Sports Line Black Bison by Wald International

2013 Rolls Royce Ghost Sports Line Black Bison by Wald International

Not content with just breaking ground on their new program for the Toyota GT86, Japanese tuner Wald International has prepared yet another package, this time for the British luxury sedan, the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Set to be unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, Wald International’s Black Bison package comes with an extensive aerodynamic kit that features a host of new components, including a new front bumper, modified side skirts, and, a trunk-mounted spoiler that honestly looks out of place on the Ghost, and a far more aggressive rear fascia that incidentally comes with its own integrated diffuser. Wald also worked on lowering the suspension of the Luxury sedan while also equipping it with a new exhaust system and a new set of alloy wheels.

For the entire package, Wald has set a price of ¥1.3 million, or about $15,500 based on current exchange rates. Just like Wald’s program for the GT86, this one doesn’t carry any performance upgrades. But unlike the GT86, this is one aero program that just doesn’t fit in well with the esteem and class of the Ghost.

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2013 Rolls Royce Ghost One Thousand and One Nights Edition

2013 Rolls Royce Ghost One Thousand and One Nights Edition

There are likely just a few people in the world who have not read at least one chapter from the incredible “One Thousand and One Nights.” And it looks like Scheherazade stories not only inspired our childhood, but also a bespoke collection offered by Rolls Royce Middle East.

The new Rolls Royce Ghost One Thousand and One Nights Edition is offered in a variety of two-tone paint schemes, which are specially mixed by Rolls Royce’s bespoke team in Goodwood, England. Each unit will feature a "One Thousand and One Nights" logo elegantly framing the door handles.

Geoff Briscoe, Director Middle East, Africa and Latin America for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: "A Rolls-Royce is the perfect canvas from which to commission highly individual motoring masterpieces. The One Thousand and One Nights collection is a testament to the ability of our bespoke designers to take inspiration from a rich array of cultures."

The One Thousand and One Nights Ghost will debut at the Sharjah International Automobile Show on November 28th.

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2013 Rolls Royce Ghost

The 2013 Rolls Royce Ghost will embrace very subtle revisions to the interior upholstery and the infotainment system of the car. What possibly can they upgrade or facelift? It’s already the perfect car, but it will be seeing similar revisions already found in the Phantom Series 2, apart from the day-time LEDs.

Revisions in the 2013 Ghost were mostly concentrated on the infotainment system of the car. It features an all new, advanced amplifier with the addition of ‘exciter’ speakers. Sounds exciting? The upholstery now comes with natural grain leather and cross-banded wood veneers. If this is an option they are introducing now, what was the type of leather they were using? Printed leather? Certainly that wouldn’t go along with Rolls Royce’s reputation of building hand-made cars out of exclusive materials.

On the outside, a new alloy wheel option will be available for customers who aren’t satisfied with the current options along with an all new, cool feature called the Comfort Access Boot. This feature lets you open the boot using your feet with the help of a sensor under the rear bumper, should both hands be full. It’s a neat feature that doesn’t require the hassle of taking the key out of the pocket while juggling shopping bags, but in a Rolls Royce?

Though it cannot be considered an incremental upgrade at all, except the cool boot feature, the 2013 Rolls Royce Ghost is, nevertheless, a car that sticks true to the Rolls Royce tradition of absolute perfection, immaculate ride, and supreme refinement. What is your take on the 2013 Rolls Royce Ghost? Let us know in the comments section.

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2013 Rolls Royce Ghost Art Deco Special Edition

2013 Rolls Royce Ghost Art Deco Special Edition

The second of the three "Art Deco Special Edition" models British luxury automaker Rolls Royce is bringing to the 2012 Paris Motor Show was a unique take on the Ghost.

As if the Ghost isn’t unique enough by itself, Rolls Royce is taking a whole new approach with this one, dressing it up in a two-tone Jubilee Silver and Cobalt Blue exterior finish. Inside, the fine and fresh interior enhancements include a blindingly white leather interior with contrasting blue accents, a full wood dashboard, and last but certainly not least, bespoke marquetry adorning trim pieces that you can find throughout the cabin.

Under the hood, no modifications were given to this expected-to-be rare as rare can be Ghost Art Deco Special Edition. Be that as it may, the luxury sedan’s 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with 563 horsepower, a 0-62 mph time of 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph, is still plenty impressive in our book.

Finally, pricing for the Ghost Art Deco Special Edition has yet to be announced, although as a unique, special edition model, expect it to cost more than just a shiny penny if it does hit the production block.

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2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost "One-Off Qatar" Edition

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost "One-Off Qatar" Edition

The phrase "one-off" has been popularly used in the auto industry these days with plenty of automakers building one-off models for their popular line of vehicles.

The latest to do so is British luxury car maker Rolls Royce. Sure, they’re not known for one-off customizations like this one, but for a special client in Qatar, they went the extra mile, building a unique Rolls Royce Ghost with a two-tone English White and Ensign Red finish. The Ensign Red color, in particular, appears to be something Rolls Royce cooked up in their shops, accounting for a great chunk of the luxury car’s characterized phrase of one-off exclusivity.

Inside, there are also plenty of upgrades, highlighted by an interior trim that’s unmistakably Rolls-Royce: Seashell with Consort Red leather and an Elm Cluster veneer. Adding touches of panache to the leather and veneer, Rolls also added Consort Red accents that extend all the way to the dashboard, the steering wheel, and even the lower section of the floor.

For a one-off model, Rolls Royce did this Ghost some justice. Some people may be flippish on it, but from our end, it looks pretty good.

Heck, it’s even better when you account for its 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with 563 horsepower, a 0-62 mph time of 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph.

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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost "The Quail: A Motorstport Gathering" Edition

2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost "The Quail: A Motorstport Gathering" Edition

“Quail: A Motorsport Gathering” is one of those events that always inspires special edition vehicles, most of which are bespoke – one-off production – vehicles. We already got a good look at BMW and Zagato’s beautiful creation and now we have Rolls-Royce getting in on the bespoke fun with a one-off Ghost. Rolls Royce displayed this custom Ghost at The Quail: A Motorstport Gathering to show what its Bespoke division is capable of.

This 2013 Ghost Extended Wheelbase is decked out with the official flower of California, the Orange Poppy, in various places in the car. The exterior of this Ghost bears a Carrara White and Mazarine Blue two-tone paint job with a Mandarin Orange stripe separating the two colors. This flawless paint job sits atop the Ghost’s hefty body with a glass-like finish.

The suicide doors open up to expose a mirror-like polished scuff plate that you likely wouldn’t want to touch, except with a soft cloth. This scuff plate dons the aforementioned poppy flower, which is seen throughout this beautiful car, and a "Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2012" stamp.

The seats feature the same poppy flower embroidered on the headrests. They are covered with seashell and navy blue leather with navy blue piping to set them off. The two-tone coloring proceeds onto the dashboard to keep the effect going. A cross-banded walnut burr veneer is inserted in the dashboard and boasts a navy blue clock in the center of it.

The rear seats are ventilated to keep your passengers cool and boast a massage feature to keep them relaxed too. There is also rear theater entertainment and a coolbox to help keep drinks nice and chilled.

We’re not too sure what’s in store under the hood of the 2013 Ghost "The Quail: A Motorstport Gathering" Edition’s hood, but we’re pretty sure it is the same 6.6-liter V-12 powerplant found in the 2012 Ghost that pumps out 563 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 575 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.

In conclusion, we like this one-off Ghost, though it is one of the less exciting ones this year.

Click past the jump to read Rolls-Royce’s official presser.

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2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Pace Car

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase Pace Car

The famous Goodwood Festival of Speed started today and a very cool Ghost Extended Wheelbase will be used as the Race Director’s car for this year’s show. Next to it, a second Rolls-Royce press car, a Phantom Saloon Series II in beautiful blue velvet sparkle, will also take to the hill.

The Pace Car is finished in a very cool midnight sapphire combined with a silver satin bonnet. As usual the interior is hand-built and features sumptuous hand stitched leathers in creme light and navy blue.

The car is powered by a V12 direct-injection engine mated to an eight speed automatic transmission. To an impressive 563 HP, the Pace Car Ghost is ready to take the hill from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds. Only when needed of course.

The model also comes with double-wishbone front suspension, a multi-link rear suspension and an intelligent, four cornered air-suspension system and electronic variable damping.

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2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Carlex Design

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Carlex Design

The thing with people who love cars and have the money to splurge on them is that if they’re not impressed with the stock model, they can go crazy with aftermarket enhancements.

Take this particular Rolls-Royce Ghost for example. Built by Polish interior specialist Carlex Design, this project called "Ghost Save the Queen" isn’t your typical interior enhancement because as Carlex Design puts it, "we are not afraid of challenges and seek original solutions, which produce stunning interior innovation and unique solutions."

With that in mind, Carlex Design backed it all up with an exterior that has been painted in a stunning Deep Green paint finish. The luxury limousine was also given a number of upgrades, including the use of luxury ostrich and kangaroo leather, the presence of a royal crown embroidered in the seats, plenty of chrome parts, and wool rugs that have a pile length of 2.5 cm.

The embroidered royal crown, in particular, is an ode to the Queen, something that you would’ve probably guessed considering that the name of the program is, after all, "Ghost Save The Queen."

All told, the entire build took two months to complete, and certainly, if a picture did paint a thousand words, it would be foolish to underestimate how far these guys do take the phrase "unique solutions" seriously.

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Bespoke Edition

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Bespoke Edition

Back in 2010, Rolls Royce announced a new Bespoke department that allowed customers to customize their models in any way they desired. Hundreds of customers utilized this Bespoke program, confirming that it was a worthy addition to the Rolls Royce line. Most of the units given the Bespoke treatment were from the Phantom family, but now Rolls Royce has announced a very cool Ghost Bespoke Edition.

As you can see, this very cool Ghost is defined by the simplicity of colors. It features a two-tone color scheme that combines Diamond Black and Anthracite, offering a very elegant look to the luxury sedan. The simplicity of the exterior is combined with the luxury and elegance of the interior. It gets seashell-colored leather with back leather and black stitching. The "Black Stained Ash" wood is finished with a silver stripe of chalk.

We are thoroughly impressed with the Rolls Royce Ghost Bespoke Edition’s simplicity, as well as its beauty and elegance. Let us knowwhat you think in the comments section below!

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept

Rolls Royce has unveiled a very cool Ghost Concept at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show that is described as "a highly-bespoke luxury model that encapsulates the richness of experience that comes as standard with any Rolls-Royce and takes it to a new level of sensory indulgence."

The new Rolls Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept is painted in a very cool Carrara White finish - with a name like the Ghost Six Senses, white is the (super)natural choice - combined with new forged alloy wheels and diagonally-oriented, brown oak cross-banding. The interior adds supple natural soft grain leather in enveloping, hand-crafted seats and in the leather headlining.

However, one of the most impressive features of the concept is the audio system which fills the spacious rear cabin thanks to its upgraded amplifier and the inclusion of "exciter" speakers housed in the leather headlining. Since we are talking about a limousine, Rolls Royce has also included a coolbox that will help serve the most refreshing chilled drinks or vintage champagne.

"The Ghost Six Senses concept is a luxurious environment designed for the most discerning of individuals," commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. "It delights the senses and draws you into somewhere that transcends the interior of a car. Relax for a few moments and you will experience something that is hard to define, but which our customers understand so well."

Hey, as long as Bruce Willis doesn’t show up, we’ll take it!

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Edition by Kahn Design

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Edition by Kahn Design

Kahn Design are famous for their tuning kits for Land Rover models. However lately they have also updated two Ferrari models: California and 458 Italia. And now the tuner comes with an impressive tuning package based on theRolls Royce Ghost. As usual their packages include exterior and interior changes, but nothing has been updated under the hood.

The new Kahn Ghost Edition is dressed in a shadow line finish combined with a dazzling styling package consisting of clear side light repeaters, shadow line finish, head light surrounds, window surrounds, rear light surrounds and under floor lighting. The car sits on 22" Kahn Silver Mist Rolls Royce wheels in a meticulous diamond polish. As an option Kahn is also offering bullet resistant glass - as part of Kahn high security product range.

And as usual, for the interior Kahn is offering you the possibility to opt for any color or material you may think of. For example you can get a single sofa bench instead of the rear seats and you can have it paint in the same shade as your living room.

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost EWB Year of the Dragon

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost EWB Year of the Dragon

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and in the case of one enterprising dealer from Southern California, that imitation involves commissioning Rolls-Royce to build themselves a limited number of Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB Year of the Dragon Edition models.

In late 2011, Rolls-Royce celebrated the Year of the Dragon by releasing a limited edition Phantom exclusive to China that promptly sold out in a little less than two months. With the demand for the car stretching internationally, Rusnak Rolls-Royce has taken the ingenious step of commissioning the special edition Ghost Year of the Dragon, complete with all the custom embroidery work and gold-painted dragons found on the limited edition Phantom.

The luxury limo will also be powered by a 6.6 liter twin turbocharged V12 engine that delivers a total of 563 horsepower and 575 lbs/ft of torque with a 0-60 mph time of just five seconds, despite carrying the extra dimensions.

Rusnak Rolls-Royce will be the only dealership in the world selling the Ghost EWB Year of the Dragon, which pretty much puts these guys in some rarified territory of having to deal with all the customer demand for the limited run British luxury car.

Here’s to hoping that they’ve got the personnel to handle all the incoming calls.

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2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost "Paris Purple" by Fenice Milano

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost "Paris Purple" by Fenice Milano

Out of the enormous shadows of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Italian tuner Fenice Milano is preparing a sick program for the Rolls-Royce Ghost. And if there’s one thing we know about these dudes, the word "bland" is not part of their vocabulary.

Fenice Milano actually dropped the renderings for this particular Ghost called "Paris Purple" with the intent of getting somebody to dig into their pockets and order the custom luxury car. And now that a "very exclusive client" has given the green light to have it ordered, Fenice Milano is set to work on what can only be described as a pretty radical Ghost.

The unique purple paint finish is the first of many eye-catching things you’ll notice on the car, hence the name "Paris Purple." The car is also set to carry carbon wheel rims and 24-karat gold on the bonnet, the window frames, the radiator cowling, and the exhaust pipes. Yep, 24-karat gold on a car. That’s just how Fenice Milano rolls.

And, by the way, that’s just the exterior of the car. Inside, the Ghost also gets a significant make-over, thanks to plenty of leather, carbon, and gold details that we expect will be just as extravagant as that outside.

So who exactly is the celebrity that signed off on this project? Fenice Milano is keeping that a secret for now, but rest assured, we’ll find out who it is sooner rather than later.

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Geneva Editions

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Geneva Editions

While the entire Rolls Royce Phantom line-up has been refreshed for the Geneva Motor Show, the other model in the company’s line-up - the Ghost - has just received a series of two special editions. The two editions are offering a two-tone color combination - a first for the Ghost - a decision that has been inspired by the popularity of two-tone Phantom models.

The first version is has been painted in Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone. The interior is featuring the same two-tone theme: seashell headlining and sumptuous black leather frames black stained ash veneer into which steel pinstripes have been carefully crafted. And as a final touch Rolls Royce has also added lambswool floor mats that will help you relax your feet.

The second version has been built for a client in Middle East - and you may have expected is a little bit more wild. It combines Baynunah Brown, with Arizona Sun for the ca’’s bonnet, window surrounds, roof and luggage compartment. A gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy and double coach-line in gold finish the design.

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2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Vorsteiner

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Vorsteiner

Tuner extraordinaire, Vorsteiner, recently prepared a program for the Bentley Continental GT, leading some people to think that the tuner was favoring Bentley in the luxury car market. Well, you can put all those "bias" questions aside because they’ve come back with a separate program for the Continental’s chief nemesis, the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

We certainly have no objections to Vorsteiner’s interest in these two British luxury cars, especially when they have developed a package that maintains the Ghost’s luxury style while also adding functionality to compliment the car’s impressive performance credentials.

For starters, the front end of the Ghost was given a new add-on spoiler to go with a replaceable GT center chin splitter. The changes look subtle aesthetically, but it does add a touch of sportiness to the car’s front profile. From there, Vorsteiner also added new side skirts and blade attachments, as well as integrating wing elements that further add even more aerodynamic enhancements through additional downforce. Over at the rear, you’ll find a new carbon fiber rear deckled spoiler, as well as an add-on rear diffuser, which incidentally, comes with integrated aero fins. All these materials are made of Autoclave pre-preg carbon fiber technology, ensuring that whatever Vorsteiner puts in the Ghost is as strong and durable as any material in the market.

Rounding out all the changes are a new set of 24" 3-piece Forged Aluminum Wheels with factory floating center cap adapters that can be added as an option to the Vorsteiner’s aero package.

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Matte Black and Rose Quartz

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Matte Black and Rose Quartz

Rolls Royce announced its bespoke personalization program at the beginning of 2010 and by August 2011, the company had to expand their operations to meet growing demand. Out of all the Ghost models sold in 2011, 56% were bespoke models, so Rolls Royce doubled the number of bespoke experts working at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood.

As if they needed the extra push to market the bespoke program, Rolls Royce has released two customized Ghost models to illustrate what the program can do with their unique paint colors, coach lines, and tread plates. The customized Ghost models come in Rose Quartz with a Gunmetal metallic hood and Matte Black. Both of them are combined with unique features on the interior, like full natural leather, black carbon fiber veneers, a cupholder lid, and steering wheel spokes.

"It is always our goal to exceed our clients’ highest expectations and fulfill their innermost desires," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. "With highly bespoke Phantom and Ghost models, we are able to achieve this. The passion with which our bespoke craftspeople create these beautiful cars is reflected in some truly outstanding examples delivered across the globe last year."

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2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

2012 Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase

Rolls Royce has made history with the unveiling of the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase at the Shanghai Auto Show. This is the first time the company has chosen China as a world debut venue, setting aside any doubts that the country is moving on up in the automotive segment. Upon unveiling the new car, CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, "This latest Rolls-Royce is a model of outstanding design and unrivaled luxury. Ghost Extended Wheelbase delivers all the poise and dynamism enjoyed by discerning Ghost owners, with the indulgent experience of an extended wheelbase car. It is the very best of both worlds."

Compared to a standard Ghost model, the new Extended Wheelbase version features a 170 mm increase in its wheelbase. This extension is also evident in the back seat where the wheelbase enlargement has led to an increase in the rear cabin space. The new version has also received a panoramic sunroof.

Under the hood, Rolls Royce has kept the usual 6.6 liter twin turbo charged V12 engine that delivers a total of 563hp and 575 lbs-ft of torque at just 1,500rpm. The extra dimension hasn’t diminished the rate the Ghost sprints to 60 mph, so expect the same five seconds time.

The new Rolls Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase will be available in only limited numbers for 2011 until full production begins in 2012.

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2011 Rolls Royce Ghost by Mansory and Vellano

2011 Rolls Royce Ghost by Mansory and Vellano

When Mansory unveiled their tuning package for the Rolls Royce Ghost, no one was really impressed by the color they chose for the car’s exterior. Well, we guess Notre Dame fans were jumping at the chance to sit behind the wheel of the blue and gold spectacle, but we’d wager that the majority of the seeing public would rather feast their eyes on this pure white masterpiece.

This exquisite Rolls Royce Ghost was created upon request of an unknown customer who seems to have unbelievable taste. As part of the tuning package, the tuner added a new Vellano VTR extended lip by MC Customs, Miami and a new set of 24" wheels. As a reminder, Mansory’s original package included a new front skirt, a modified radiator grill insert, and 22" wheels. The interior combined delicate leather with diamond-quilted ornaments. Next to the exterior changes, Mansory also offered enlarged bi-turbo chargers, an ECU optimization, sports manifold, and the sports catalysers. These features added up to an impressive 720 hp and 780 NM of torque. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.4 seconds and top speed goes up to 192 mph.

They may have started off with a nice package, but these add-ons have turned the previously tuned Rolls Royce into the perfect limousine seen here.

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2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Platinum Motorsport

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost by Platinum Motorsport

When it comes to models such as the Rolls Royce Ghost, there’s not much that can be done to improve them. The Ghost is gorgeously elegant and, if someone were to take their chances and provide some modifications, they’d more than likely end up with a disaster such the as Ghost Diva by Fenice Milano. Fortunately for Platinum Motorsport, their tuning kit for the luxury coupe actually accentuates the vehicle’s elegance instead of downplaying it to a ridiculous level. We believe their success is attributed to the fact that very few changes were made.

And when we say few, we mean one. Yes, the only change brought to the Ghost by the American tuner is the new set of 22" Agetro V500 wheels painted in matte black. Of course, you can’t expect much else from a tuner that specializes in developing special wheels for special cars. At least they painted the Ghost in a matching matte black exterior paint.

The Rolls Royce Ghost’s 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine remains untouched, so it will still power out with 563bhp and 780 NM of torque.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Diva by Fenice Milano

Rolls-Royce Ghost Diva by Fenice Milano

While Mansory managed to create a real masterpiece from the Rolls Royce Ghost, the guys from the Italian tuner Fenice Milano created a car that is anything else but an elegant car. We say elegant because in general models coming from Italy are defined by elegance and style.

Their program is called "Diva" and will be available in three colors: navy, bronze, and white (with 24k gold flakes). The interior will get biscuit leather and 24k gold throughout, optional Alcantara inserts for the more ergonomically-designed seats, and wood trim.

However, they did not announced how this new package will improve the engine’s output.

Reminder: The 2010 Ghost will be powered by a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 563bhp and 780 NM of torque (most powerful car that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has ever produced). This power is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and to hit a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.

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Rolls Royce wants to expand Ghost line-up

Rolls Royce wants to expand Ghost line-up

Don’t look now, but the recent success the Rolls Royce Ghost has had in the market this year already has company executives thinking expansion. And by expansion, we mean, building new derivatives of the Ghost model line.

The Ghost, the Rolls Royce Phantom’s little yet equally luxurious brother has become a huge sales boon for the BMW-owned luxury car this year with sales already hitting record numbers – since BMW took over – at 1,467 units through August. That number alone has already surpassed the total sales numbers of 1,002 units sold in 2009.

In an interview done at the company headquarters in Goodwood, England, Rolls Royce Chief Executive Officer Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes noted that with the success of the model there remains a possibility of seeing a Ghost derivative down the road. “I’m quite confident that we’re going to see a Ghost derivative to come,” he said.

“There’s still a lot of potential in the market” for a less formal Rolls model.”

This year, Rolls Royce has set the bar for 2,000 units sold, and with the way things are going right now for the company’s smaller luxury ride, the 2,000 benchmark looks to be easily reachable.

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