• Feb 24th 2010 at 11:29AM
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Wealthy people of Abu Dhabi, your Rolls-Royce Ghost is ready. We've seen plenty of special-edition Rolls-Royce cars specially designed for the folks of the Persian Gulf, and this latest tweaking by Mansory is nothing short of... attention-grabbing. However, Mansory won't be limiting this gem to just one small part of the world – it will be showing it off in the flesh at next week's Geneva Motor Show.

The most noticeable visual change is the car's gold and blue exterior livery, which includes 22-inch gold varnish wheels wrapped in high-performance Dunlop SP SportMaxx tires. Other (more subtle) tweaks include new side skirts, a rear spoiler and a revised rear fascia with integrated diffuser.

Mansory has, however, made a few tweaks that we highly approve of. Larger turbochargers, a remapped engine computer, a sports manifold and new cats means that total power has been increased to 720 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque – gains of 150 hp and 177 lb-ft over the standard Ghost. Hitting 62 miles per hour from a standstill will only take 4.4 seconds, meaning the Mansory version is half a second quicker than the stock car.

Follow the jump to read the full details in Mansory's press release, and stay tuned for live impressions and photos from the Geneva show floor. That is, if our eyes ever stop burning.

[Source: Mansory]
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World premiere at the 80th Geneva Motor Show

Unlimited luxury in a golden robe - MANSORY refines the Rolls Royce Ghost

A large programme for the "little" Rolls Royce. Automobile refiner Kourosh Mansory offers a breathtaking individualisation for the Rolls Royce Ghost. The specialist for luxury cars combines most precious materials with elaborate performance, individual appearance and stylish interior refinements. This creates a unique overall concept with a self-confident character.

The most striking part of the metamorphosis is an individually varnish in Gold and Blue. The self-assured colouring does not only reflect the exclusive status of the car, but also emphasises the newly developed exterior shape.

The golden varnish accentuates the delicate cross-beam in the new front skirt as well as the vertical gill between the headlights and the front wheel houses. Also the modified radiator grill insert duly profits from the varnish.

The evidence for the increased performance of the MANSORY Ghost can be found in the side skirts, the stainless steel sheeting, the unobtrusive rear spoiler and the rear skirt with the indicated diffuser and the two-pass end pipes of the double sport exhaust system.

The sportiness imbued by the exterior package is confirmed by the content under the bonnet. Enlarged bi-turbo chargers, the map optimisation of the control electronics as well as the sports manifold and the sports catalysers significantly increase the performance of the Rolls Royce. Instead of serial 570 hp (420 kW), the Ghost refined by MANSORY now renders phenomenal 720 hp (530 kW) at 5,850 r.p.m. The engineers from the Bavarian town Brand near Bayreuth catapult the maximum torque from 780 to astonishing 1,020 Newton metres. Therefore, the engine accelerates the 2,360 kg of the car from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds and is thereby half a second faster than the serial version. Thanks to the removed top speed limitation, the acceleration does not stop at 250, but only at 310 km/h.

With these performance values, also the wheels are growing. Especially for the Rolls Royce Ghost, MANSORY developed a new design whose innovative look perfectly matches with the new appearance of the car.

The monoblock rims measure enormous 22 inches and their surface is refined with the same golden varnish as the exterior. At the front axle, 9 inch wide wheels carry the high-performance tyres Dunlop SP SportMaxx in the dimension 265/35, whereas the rear 10.5 inch wide wheels are fitted with tyres in the dimension 295/30.

The interior presents itself as an oasis for luxury and perfectly goes with the exquisite outer refinement. Large parts of the interior are covered with the most delicate leather with diamond-quilted ornaments and are completed by an ultra-suede lining from the roof line to the dashboard. Special wide carbon and a sports steering wheel in combination with light bamboo wood inlays render and atmosphere which can not be surpassed in terms of exclusiveness. Moreover, there are illuminated door sills and the implemented ambience light effects: seats, door casings and dashboard are equipped with LEDs which supply a pleasantly soft light throughout the passenger cabin.

Once again, company founder Kourosh Mansory has understood to lift a top luxury class automobile into even higher levels. After the refinement, the Rolls Royce Ghost presents itself with a self-confident character. There is a perfect synergy between technology and luxury which further confirms the individual design.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      bling bling baby! ah new money and taste just never go together.

      photoshop away the gold, make it monochrome and the body kit and LEDs are not so bad looking.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Automotive tuning and modification license hereby REVOKED. PERMANENTLY.
        • 5 Years Ago
        made for those who have more money than sense
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hope there is a car god they will have to answer to after death.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Some cars simply shout "Tasteless nouveau riche". This one does it with a 12000-Watt, 22' MTX Jackhammer speaker on full song (those who follow the Pimp My Ride show know what I'm talking about).
        Yes, Mansory has a market,and thank goodness it isn't in Europe. Nevertheless, no matter how different the cultures, crass is crass no matter where.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Meh with prestige and what not it still looks horrible.

        I'm sure it's okish in the oil nations, but that would look so tastless in the streets of Finland i can tell you that. Put some gold paint to old E series Benz and you will get as much "respect" and looks.

        • 5 Years Ago

        IT WAS A JOKE.

        There is no such thing as an "automotive tuning and modification license." and no organization to grant one.

        And I have seen Mansory's other work... it was mostly horrible. This one is so bad, that it is the last straw on a haystack of other ugly. enough to make the JOKE I made.

        Thanks for having a sense of humor, there, guy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, come on now. Some people have a desperate need to outwardly express the fact that they're rich AND tasteless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      somehow the word "ugly" doesn't seem strong enough...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rosie O'Donnell edition....there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I didn't know AutoZone carried all that crap for Rolls-Royces.

      /can i get some gold door edge guards, too?

      /and stick-on gold 22" numbers, and portholes?
        • 5 Years Ago
        *deal with port holes...can't type today
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've actually rolled down the window to someone at a redlight and said, "Really? Portholes? Are you serious?" They had no response.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Will somebody PLEASE tell me what is the dead with the portholes i'm see on all these cars around town that aren't Buick or Maserati? I really don't get it. I'm seeing them on old 1972 rust buckets with giant rims. What is going on?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't know what's up with those, but they crack me up. Especially when they stick them on backwards or upside-down, like the first-gen Escalade lookalike ones.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Uggh... I #*@&$^% hate Mansory!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I can't forgive them for what they did to the Ferrari 599
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just bring it over to Dubai, it'll sell like hotcakes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Other than that ghastly gold, I quite fancy that shade of blue. It gives the car a "business attire" look, but keeps it menacing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the front of that looks a little like a transformer. looks like they let go of the guys who did the mansory bugatti design and hired some thugs off the street. yeaaaaaaaauh!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I didn't know people who lived in compton bought Rolls Royce's....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ironman, is that you on wheels?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could picture it cruising around Dubai, with a security detail following.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not that bad.... Just turn all the gold back into chrome and it's a little more decent :)
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