Rolls-Royce Takes Page Out of Cadillac's Book With V-Spec Ghost

Rolls-Royce Takes Page Out of Cadillac's Book With V-Spec Ghost

Rolls-Royce rolled out a monster launch last year with the Wraith, the most powerful double-R of all time, pushing 624bhp, 6.6L twin-turbo V12. The Wraith also basically lopped off two doors from the Ghost and added a fastback design to make it a legitimate coupe. But what about the families who like fun, too!?

Apparently, for those families, the 563 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque that comes from the Ghost's current engine, which is also a twin-turbo V12, isn't good enough. So, following that mantra of "make what already exists better and create what doesn't exist," Rolls-Royce is filling in the gap by adding a high-performance "V-Specification" Ghost to the lineup. Power is boosted to 593 bhp by enhancing the V12, and RR claims that 80 percent of the torque can hit from a stand-still. 

Visually, the car comes with new 21-inch wheels standard, optional chrome exhaust pipes, and is featured in Graphite, Black Sapphire, Black Kirsch, Arctic White and Infinity Black. The interior is, well, what you'd expect, with V-Spec-specific stitching and plates, along with the usual contrast piping and stitching. 

The only thing peculiar about this is using the "V" for their performance model. That immediately makes us think Cadillac CTS-V (and soon-to-be ATS-V!), which has a 556hp V8. Just a thought. 

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