The Rolls-Royce Black Ghost has a ‘Low’ mode which alters the engine, gearbox and steering response, and even opens valves in the exhaust for a raspier note.
Rolls-Royce needs no introduction, but maybe the Black Badge does. You see, Rolls-Royce conducted this study a few years ago all over the world and they discovered that a lot of buyers (mostly the younger ones) were sending their Rolls-Royce’s to aftermarket shops to get a blacked-out paint job. Hence, the company decided to offer its own Black Badge products, and most recently, they have introduced the Black Badge Ghost in India.
Now the Black Badge Ghost is not just a blacked-out Ghost. In fact, it is not just available in black, but in 44,000 more shades, and if none of them suit your fancy, you can even have a custom shade developed. The Black Badge is instead an alter-ego of Rolls-Royce, a way to break free from the chains that have held them to certain standards over the years. One interesting example of this is that Black Badge cars have this certain sound that is played through the cars, because customers found the regular Rolls-Royce cars to be too quiet!
Underneath the bonnet, the Black Badge Ghost has the same 6.75-litre twin-turbo petrol engine as the regular Ghost but power and torque have been slightly bumped up, and now stand at 592bhp and 900Nm. There is an 8-speed torque converter, and for the first time, a Rolls-Royce sedan has been given an all-wheel-drive system. They however continue to maintain that its not a sports car, but rather a luxury car that doesn’t mind being hustled. There is even a ‘Low’ mode which recalibrates engine, gearbox and steering response, and even open valves in the exhaust for a sportier exhaust note.
As far as prices go, Rolls-Royce prefers not to reveal as each car has a different price depending upon the customisation options. However, a fully kitted-out Ghost will have you writing a cheque of more than Rs 10 crore (ex-showroom).