Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Ghost, the latest model in its Black Badge series Taycan upgraded. The new Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge is a more powerful and distinctive version of the luxury sedan introduced last year, and it, like other Black Badge models, is aimed at attracting younger buyers to Rolls-Royce.
- The power of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge is increased by approximately 29hp and 50Nm.
- The Ghost Black Badge receives numerous dynamic enhancements over the donor car Black Badge series, which is popular among younger Rolls customers.
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The Black Badge’s twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine produces 29hp more than the standard version, for a total of 592hp. Performance has increased by nearly 50Nm to around 906Nm, with all of this available at under 1,700rpm.
The Ghost Black Badge features a new ‘Low’ driving mode that sharpens up driving responsibilities such as gearshifts from the eight-speed automatic gearbox, which are 50 percent faster and a modified exhaust tone.
Other dynamic changes over the donor car include more voluminous air springs to reduce body roll during hard cornering, a bespoke throttle map, revised tuning for the all-wheel-drive despite the Ghost’s standard braking system being preserved despite the increase in power, the bite point of the brake pedal was raised while the travel was reduced, and the brake pedal’s bite point was raised while the travel was reduced.
The Ghost Black Badge’s exterior is primarily influenced by the Dawn, Wraith, and Cullinan Black Badge siblings. A richer chrome tone can be found on the exterior brightwork, grille, Spirit of Ecstasy, and the 21-inch alloy wheel design.
Blackwood veneers and technical textiles, as well as a more subdued tone for the interior trim, are featured inside, along with a unique, minimalist interior clock flanked by a new style for the LED-lit fascia on the Ghost.
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The Black Badge series was instrumental in lowering the average age of Rolls-Royce buyers from 56 to 43, making the brand the BMW Group’s youngest average buyer. Black Badge, according to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-tvös, has become “such an intrinsic element of the brand.”
The popularity of Black Badge vehicles has grown to the point where they now account for 40% of all Rolls-Royces sold, well exceeding the 15% that Rolls had hoped for when it was initially launched on the Wraith in 2016 “as read and reported by www.autocarindia.com”.