Rolls-Royce has quietly released the Ghost V-Specification, an upgraded model bringing more power and luxury to its entry-level model. The most powerful Ghost ever made is powered by an uprated version of the twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine producing 593 hp (601PS), 30 hp more than the standard Ghost.
Despite producing more grunt, the engine is slightly more economical than the standard version, 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 increase in power is accompanied by a series of discreet exterior and interior upgrades. Available with five new exterior colors (Graphite, Black Sapphire, Black Kirsch, Arctic White and Infinity Black), the Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification features a hand-painted coachline that incorporates the V-Specification motif.
The car also gets 21-inch Part-Polished wheels, available for the first time on the short-wheelbase Ghost, as well as optional visible chrome exhausts.
On the inside, the limited edition Ghost gets a bespoke tread-plate bearing the car’s motif, which is also present on the custom-made covering for the entertainment system. There’s also an exclusive new clock design with a distinctive black crown surrounding the face. Additionally, the leather upholstery features contrast piping and stitching.
Rolls-Royce says the Ghost V-Specification will be produced for a limited period of time. German authorized Rolls-Royce dealer Procar lists the car for €330,820 ($450,480), 19 percent VAT included. The carmaker is expected to debut the facelifted Ghost at a major auto show this year, possibly in Geneva.
By Dan Mihalascu