And we’re not just talking about the Black Badge’s pricing here. Rolls-Royce has a surprise in store for us. The luxury carmaker is all set to bring the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge to India, in the coming months. And yes, Mr Wayne, it only comes in black. The British carmaker describes its Black Badge […]
And we’re not just talking about the Black Badge’s pricing here.
Rolls-Royce has a surprise in store for us. The luxury carmaker is all set to bring the new Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge to India, in the coming months. And yes, Mr Wayne, it only comes in black.
The British carmaker describes its Black Badge series as, “for those who reject conformity and live on their terms. It’s for the innovators, trailblazers, rule-breakers, and above all, those who dare.” The theme is to be “bold” and we don’t mean just the color.
Folks at RR have retuned the mechanicals of the Ghost for better driving dynamics and more power. The latter is now up by 29hp at 593hp, thanks to its twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V12 engine. Similarly, torque is now up by 50Nm to around 906Nm, available from just 1,700rpm.
Then there’s the addition of a new ‘Low’ driving mode, which helps in sharpening the driving functions. This helps in making the 8-speed automatic’s gearshifts 50 percent quicker. You also get a tweaked exhaust note, adding further to the bold dynamic.
Other mechanical changes include a fully revised tuning for the all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive steering system, a custom throttle map and bigger air springs to reduce body roll under hard cornering. Additionally, the brake pedal’s biting point has been raised for a more aggressive drive.
Of course, cosmetically, the Ghost Black Badge comes draped in darker colours, apart from the front grille and the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ which is finished in chrome. It is a Rolls-Royce, so you can select up to 44,000 exterior colours. The dark elements extend to the cabin too, with black wood veneers and a minimal colour tone for the fabric.
Believe it or not, the Ghost Black Badge is targeted at more “younger buyers,” as the average age of Rolls-Royce buyers has dropped from 56 to 43. The standard Ghost is priced at Rs 6.95 crore (ex-showroom), so you can expect to pay a pretty huge chunk of change over this for this model.