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.
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.