Geneva Show: Mansory's ‘Prudent’ Take on the New Rolls Royce Ghost

The ‘King Julian’ of car tuning, Mansory, showcased its individualization programme for the all-new Rolls Royce Ghost at the 2010 Geneva Salon. The Swiss-based tuner revamped both the look and the performance of the Phantom’s smaller sibling in a way that’s sure to grab people’s attention and cause some heated comments.

Obviously a firm believer in the doctrine ‘the gaudier the better’, Mansory came up with a wild gold-on-blue paint job that sets the Ghost apart not only from its stock brethren but probably from anything on four wheels.

The ‘discreet’ paint theme is complemented by chunky 22-inch alloys finished in the same golden varnish as the exterior detailing and a bodykit comprising of a modified front bumper with supplementary LED lights and side air vents, side skirts, boot lid spoiler and a new rear apron with an integrated diffuser and unique tail pipes.

Mansory also adorned the Ghost’s interior with diamond-quilted leather, light bamboo wood inlays render, decorative carbon trim and plenty of LEDs.

And yes, there’s just as much “go” as there is “show” as Mansory’s engineers fiddled around with the Ghost’s 6.6-liter V12 engine by adding larger bi-turbochargers, a new exhaust system and an upgraded ECU.

These changes increase the V12’s output from 570HP and 780Nm to 720HP and 1,020Nm or 752 lb-ft of peak torque respectively.

The tuned Ghost is now be able to sprint from zero to 100km/h (62) mph in just 4.4 seconds (down from 4.9 seconds) and reach a maximum velocity of 310km/h or 193 mph.

Take An Exclusive Look Into Ferrari’s Special Corse Clienti Club

The Ferrari Corse Clienti includes ex Formula 1 cars and the exclusive XX program.

Mercedes GLE 580 Gets 483 HP Electrified Biturbo V8, $77,795 Tag

The new Mercedes GLE 580 packs less power than the GLE 53 AMG but it has a V8 instead of a straight six engine.

Kia’s New Small SUV Interior Surfaces In Official Sketches

The small SUV gets a 10.25-inch infotainment system, Off-Road driving mode and locking differential.

We Drive The Hyundai i30 N: What Would You Like To Know?

With its first-ever hot hatch, Hyundai has made great waves and surprised everyone – including the competition.

Autopilot’s Automatic Lane Change Feature Cuts People Off And Brake Checks Them

Consumer Reports calls the new feature potentially dangerous.

G-Power Will Tune Your BMW M2 Competition To 532HP For Just Over $1,500

The tuner’s asking a decent €1,400 for this power upgrade, which makes the M2 an absolute beast.

Study Suggests 78% Of Non Sedan Owners Would Consider One In The Future

Interest is sedans remains high, even though Ford and GM are abandoning some segments.

Mercedes Aims To Inspire A New Generation Of Women To Love Cars

Mercedes will give away thousands of toy cars to inspire the next-generation of automotive enthusiasts.

Turns Out The New Toyota Supra Has Much More Than 335 Horses

The Toyota Supra is powered by a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter inline-six and is very punchy indeed.

Used LaFerrari Aperta Will Cost You A Lung, A Kidney, And A Mansion

This 313-mile LaFerrari Aperta will probably shift hands for at least $7 million.