Rolls-Royce introduces the new Black Badge Ghost - the purest Black Badge ever
2021-10-29 16:26

Rolls-Royce introduces the new Black Badge Ghost - the purest Black Badge ever

Black Badge Ghost NEDC (combined): Fuel consumption – 15.8 l/100 km. CO2 emission - 359 g/km.*

 

Rolls-Royce debuted Black Badge with Wraith and Ghost in 2016, followed by Dawn in 2017 then Cullinan in 2019. Today, a new, Post Opulent expression of Black Badge joins the family. The purest and most technologically advanced Black Badge motor car yet, Black Badge Ghost.

 

THE DARK SIDE OF POST OPULENCE

This motor car also started a new design conversation in its relentless pursuit of minimalism and purity. Named ‘Post Opulence’ by Rolls-Royce designers, this aesthetic movement is characterised by reduction and substance. In service to this, exceptional materials are selected and celebrated while overt design is limited, intelligent and unobtrusive.

EXTERIOR

Clients are free to select any of the marque’s 44,000 ‘ready-to-wear’ colours or create their own entirely unique Bespoke hue. However, the overwhelming majority of women and men who requested this darker expression of Ghost have selected the signature Black. To create what is the motor car industry’s darkest black, 100lbs (45kg) of paint is atomised and applied to an electrostatically charged body in white before being oven dried. The motor car then receives two layers of clear coat before being hand-polished by a team of four craftsman to produce the marque’s signature high-gloss piano finish. It generates an intensity that is hardly achieved elsewhere in the automotive industry.

The exterior treatment resolves with a Bespoke 21-inch composite wheelset. A 3D-forged aluminium hub is bonded to the rim using aerospace-grade titanium fasteners and finished with the marque’s hallmark Floating Hubcap, ensuring the Double R monogram remains upright at all times. To celebrate the material substance and remarkable surface effect, a lightly tinted lacquer is applied to protect the finish but still allow clients to observe the technical complexity of the wheels unique carbon fibre construction.

INTERIOR

Advanced luxury materials have been meticulously created and crafted for a unique ambience in the interior suite. While recalling the dramatic mechanical intent of Black Badge Ghost, the materials are true to Ghost’s Post Opulent design philosophy – one defined by authenticity and material substance rather than overt statement. In this spirit, a complex but subtle weave that incorporates a deep diamond pattern rendered in carbon and metallic fibres has been created by the marque’s craftspeople.

Leaves woven from resin-coated carbon and contrasting metal-coated thread laid in a diamond pattern are applied by hand to the components in perfect alignment, creating a three-dimensional effect. To secure this extraordinary veneer, each component is cured for one hour under pressure at 100°C. This is then sand-blasted to create a keyed surface for six layers of lacquer, which is hand-sanded and polished before being incorporated into the motor car.

Aesthetes from the marque’s design team elected to further enhance the noir ambience of Black Badge Ghost by subduing the brightwork. The timepiece is flanked by a world-first Bespoke innovation that debuted with Ghost: the Illuminated Fascia, which displays an ethereal glowing Lemniscate, surrounded by more than 850 stars.

 

Black Badge Ghost NEDC (combined): Fuel consumption – 15.8 l/100 km. CO2 emission - 359 g/km.*

ENGINEERING

Black Badge is not just an aesthetic – it is an experience. Key to the Black Badge Ghost's strong character is Rolls-Royce's all-aluminum spaceframe architecture. Not only does it offer high body rigidity, but its flexibility and scalability enabled the Ghost to be fitted with four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and the Planar suspension system.

For the Black Badge Ghost, these qualities have been extensively revised - including the use of more voluminous air springs to prevent body roll during faster cornering. The twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine now produces an additional 21 kW (29 hp) more, giving a total output of 441 kW (600 hp). As with all products from the Black Badge portfolio, the "Low" button on the gear selector lever unlocks the full capabilities of the Black Badge Ghost. In this mode, shift speeds are shortened by 50 percent when the accelerator pedal is depressed at least 90 percent. At the same time, the brake pressure point is increased and the pedal travel reduced. A completely new exhaust system underlines the whole thing.

 

The Black Badge Ghost is available to order now. We will be happy to advise you personally on the configuration of your Black Badge Ghost. Your contact person is:

Sören Luthardt
Brand Manager Rolls-Royce
0351 40464 21
s.luthardt@rrmc-dresden .de

Black Badge Ghost NEDC (combined): Fuel consumption – 15.8 l/100 km. CO2 emission - 359 g/km.*

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* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the "Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger cars", which is available at all sales outlets and at Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT) free of charge under www.dat.de.