Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Spec?!

Chrome exhausts, more power and V-Spec badges. It’s not a bloody GT-R you know!

By Shahzad Sheikh

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

Something’s gone terribly wrong at Rolls-Royce. I’m thinking someone there’s bought themselves a Nissan GT-R and become very enamoured with the fabled V-Spec performance variant.

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

Why do we say that, because – shock, horror – there are now V-spec badges (although of course in Rolls-Royce parlance they are referred to as ‘motifs’) adorning the grand Ghost saloon. Admittedly it doesn’t actually say V-Spec. It doesn’t even look a like a V. More like some wings.

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

Rolls is producing a limited series of V-spec versions which will see 30bhp extra added to the 563bhp already put out by the magnificent 6.6-litre V12 under the bonnet, beneath the skirt of the exquisite Flying Lady.

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

What happened to never talking about bhp figures? ‘Adequate’ was always sumblimely sufficient in the past.

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

Anyway we’re really not sure it will make much discernible difference to something that weighs 2360kg (2420kg for the long-wheelbase), especially as the 0-60mph time quoted in the press release (4.7secs) is the same as the regular Ghost.

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

It all seems rather unseemly to us, but if you must be so crass, the V-Spec motif is in the coachlines, the treadplates and embroidered into the rear armrest. Optional visible chrome exhausts and 21-inch part-polished wheels are available.

Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification

One response to “Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Spec?!”

  1. Kamil says:

    Those little additions do not even deserve to be given a separate model name. Rolls Royce has gone insane!

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