Tuned Rolls-Royce Ghost Looks Surprisingly Elegant – Okay, Mansory, What's the Catch?

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Our previous encounter with a Mansory dates back to a few days ago, and it is a so-called "soft kit" for the Ferrari F8 Spider. And while that project is as controversial as you would expect from this tuner, their latest creation, a customized Rolls-Royce Ghost, is rather good-looking.
While the average Joe will probably not be able to point out what's new, we already know the novelties. These revolve around the add-ons on the front bumper, including that apron with side blades, a tweaked grille, a pair of beefier side skirts, attachments on the rear diffuser, two spoilers, one on the roof and the other on the trunk lid, and a different diffuser with more aggressive styling.

Mind you, if it had a lively hue on the outside, then this Rolls-Royce Ghost would have probably looked rather ridiculous. But the all-black finish suits it like a glove. Mansory also gave it a red pinstripe for some well-deserved contrast, and we can see touches of the same hue on the different wheels that measure 22 inches in diameter and on the side logos. The Spirit of Ecstasy emblem on the hood has a new finish, and we also have to mention the forged carbon look of certain elements added post-production.

No Mansory would be complete without the tuner leaving its mark on the cockpit, and in this case, they also did that. Thus, opening the door will reveal red leather upholstery wrapped around many elements, from the seats and center console to the steering wheel, lower and upper parts of the dashboard, and maybe on the door cards, though the latter are not visible in the images released by the tuner on social media. We can also see that the steering wheel has their logo on it, which is probably visible on other parts of the interior, like the seats, pedals, and floor mats. The added carbon fiber trim rounds off the makeover of the British company's luxury sedan that sits under the Phantom in its portfolio.

There is no reference to the oily bits at all, so we may or may not look at an upgraded powertrain. The stock Ghost enjoys 627 pound-feet (850 Nm) of torque from its twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12, which produces 563 horsepower (571 ps/420 kW). This enables the zero to sixty miles an hour (0 to 97 kph) in a little over 4.5 seconds, with a 155 mph (250 kph) limited top speed. However, Mansory did leave its mark on the powertrain of other Ghosts, and in one case, it had 710 hp (720 ps/530 kW) and 752 lb-ft (1,020 Nm). According to the tuner, the extra grunt has helped it shave a couple of tenths of a second from the sprint time.

Is this Ghost for sale? Was it commissioned by one of Mansory's deep-pocketed clients? Is it a demo car? Your guess is as good as ours, as they haven't said anything else about it. But that's less important, as what matters here is if you like it or not. So, do you?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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