Rolls-Royce is looking to celebrate this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed by bringing a dark and edgy presence to the famous Hillclimb.
The luxury automaker will be featuring both the Wraith Black Badge as well as the Ghost Black Badge at the type of event for which they were built.
Of course, aside from the two special edition models, Rolls-Royce will also be displaying an exclusive fleet of motor cars, with VIP guests being driven in luxury from the company’s plant & head office on the South-Eastern corner of the Goodwood Estate, to the very heart of the event.
According to RR, their Black Badge models speak to the “darker, more assertive, confident and demanding aesthetic of a new breed of Rolls-Royce customers.” These cars are also here to bring the color black to new levels of intensity with multiple layers of paint and lacquer which in the end result in the deepest, darkest and most intense black ever seen on a production car – says the British automaker.
Those visiting Goodwood this year will be able to see the Wraith Black Badge on the Supercar Run up the hill, as well as in between hill climbs in the Supercar Paddock. The Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce in the world at 632 PS (624 HP) and 870 Nm (642 lb-ft) of torque. It also comes with a tweaked air suspension and an upgraded gearbox.
Inside, there’s Black and Mugello Red contrast leather, plus an aerospace-grade aluminum-threaded carbon fiber composite surface on the fascia.
The Ghost Black Badge on the other hand will act as the Rolls-Royce Course Car this year, featuring Black and Cobalto Blue contrast leather on the inside. Its power has gone up by 40 HP and 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) of torque – for a total of 611 PS (603 HP).
The Ghost will be driven by a team from Rolls-Royce, while the Wraith will welcome FOS favorite Justin Law behind the wheel.