Rolls-Royce Black Badge Animation by Mason London. Image courtesy Rolls-Royce & the artist
“This is the purest Black Badge motor car in the marque’s history. This is Black Badge Ghost.”
Embodying the post-opulence of its counterpart, the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost is unapologetically darker, more dramatic, and undeniably bolder. In keeping with the spirit of the Marque’s iconic Black Badge collections, Ghost is one of the most technically advanced motor cars produced to date boasting a 6.75-litre V12 engine and an increased power of 600PS.
The relentless personality of the Ghost is symbolised by its signature lemniscate representing the infinity of the Black Badge. Subversive in its design and aesthetic, Black Badge Ghost echoes the new design accents synonymous with Ghost, refined, and without the overextravagant features reflected in the marque’s other flagship models.
Despite an offering of more than 40,000 different colours and the choice to create a bespoke hue, unsurprisingly, the majority of commissions to date have been requested in the motorcar’s namesake Black which stands as the darkest in the automobile industry. Fully bespoke as one would expect, the team at Rolls-Royce have worked on an array of innovative options from darkening the finish of the iconic Spirt of Ecstasy and Pantheon Grille to 21-inch wheels crafted from 44 layers of carbon fibre and bearing the Double RR monogram.
In keeping with the theme of undeniable yet understated luxury, the interior of Black Badge Ghost is centred around post-opulence and the finest materials all in minimalist form. The timepiece is notably darkened, with only the hands of twelve, three, six and nine being lit, and this motive is further enhanced by an illuminated fascia powered by 152 LED’s only visible when the vehicle is in operation sparkling in a nod to the headliners at affinity with the marque.
Performance-wise this powermobile certainly doesn’t disappoint, as well as its powerful engine and aluminium spaceframe, Black Badge Ghost is also equipped with a four-wheel drive and an eight-speed gearbox allowing for the ultimate driving experience.