What began as a small project has turned into a runaway success for Rolls-Royce. The Ghost Black Badge has returned for an encore performance. Black chrome and anodized stainless replace the normally brilliant finishes on the exterior. No less than 16 coats of hand-painted
lacquer and color-sanded clear is the recipe for a perfect reflection. Built without limits to engineering or production cost, Black Badge is a statement. It leaves all other production sedans behind. The starlight headliner is standard, along with 21-in carbon fiber wheels.
The same amazing composite was woven with aircraft aluminum to give the interior trim a unique pattern and brilliant shine. Interior bits that are normally bright have been darkened by physical vapor deposit (or PVD). No expense was spared. Technically, it can be ordered in any color, but why? The 6.6-liter V12 is unchanged, and it still offers more power than a normal Ghost. The wheels alone make a world of improvement in ride quality and acceleration. With 603 horsepower from a twin-turbo V12, the Ghost will haunt your dreams. Twin turbos allow 619 lb-ft of torque to launch you to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds; a feat worthy of praise when you consider the curb weight of 5,445 lbs. The popular upgrades are not without an increased price, but sales of Black Badge versions of the Wraith and Dawn are a testament to the brand.
2018 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge Specs
Engine: 6.6-liter Twin Turbo V12
Torque: 619 lb-ft
0-60: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
Transmission: 8-speed automatic