Rolls-Royce has announced the launch of the Ghost V-Specification, a limited series model of the Ghost and Ghost Extended Wheelbase. The special model will only be available for customers to commission from January to June 2014.
Thanks to a 30hp power increase for a total of 593 hp (601PS), the Ghost V-Specification sprints from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds (a tenth of a second faster than the standard Ghost). The carmaker says the 6.6-liter V12 engine delivering 80 percent of its power from idle.
The Ghost V-Specification is also slightly more fuel-efficient than the standard model, averaging 13.6 l/100 km (17.3 mpg US) compared to 14.1 l/100 km (16.7 mpg US). CO2 emissions are also smaller: 327 grams vs. 329 grams.
The limited series model features subtle aesthetic upgrades including the hand-painted coachline featuring the V-Specification motif, optional visible chrome exhausts and 21-inch part-polished wheels. It is available with five new exterior colors (Graphite, Black Sapphire, Black Kirsch, Arctic White and Infinity Black), and if those aren’t enough, customers can choose from Rolls-Royce’s 44,000 hue palette.
The handcrafted interior also features the V-Specification motif engraved to the treadplates, embroidered to the rear armrest and hand-applied to the front multimedia screen lid. The interior is completed with an exclusively designed clock with a black crown surrounding the face.
“This limited series celebrates one of Ghost’s defining characteristics; the exquisite 6.6 litre Rolls-Royce V12 engine,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification may be the final Ghost model before the facelifted one appears sometime this year. The special edition model is listed at a German authorized Rolls-Royce dealer for €330,820 ($450,480), 19 percent VAT included.
By Dan Mihalascu