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.