One-off Rolls-Royce Ghost built for Qatari client
As Rolls-Royce looks to boost profits without significantly increasing volumes, the automaker has rolled out a new special edition of its Ghost developed for a client in Qatar. The vehicle is based on the latest 2013 Ghost
and was refined by the craftsmen and women of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke vehicle personalization division.
It features a two-tone exterior, with the lower section finished in English White and the upper section, consisting of the hood, roof and trunk led, being decked out in Ensign Red.
Inside, the client has commissioned Seashell and Consort Red leather trim, with Elm Cluster veneer.
This being a 2013 Ghost, the vehicle gets a number of updates for the latest model year. These include perforated leather headliner and Natural Grain leather for the seats. Previously, this option was only available to buyers of the more expensive Phantom.
An updated night vision system has also been installed across the 2013 Ghost range--it now features pedestrian detection technology--along with a smart trunk opener that requires only a leg movement beneath the rear overhang to open up the trunk lid.
No changes have been made to the powertrain, which means there’s still a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 sitting under the hood. Rated at 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque, this engine will accelerate the Ghost from 0-60 mph in under 5.0 seconds and see it easily reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
We're about to see a handful of new special edition models from Rolls-Royce in the coming days. At the 2012 Paris Auto Show this week, the British automaker will present a trio of Art Deco-inspired models
to showcase some of the many options it offers through its personalization service.