2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge Revealed
The Ghost, the next model in Rolls-Black Royce’s Badge range, has been unveiled. The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge is a more powerful and unique version of the premium sedan debuted last year, and it, like past Black Badge models, is designed to attract younger customers to Rolls-Royce.
The twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine produces 592hp, which is a 29hp increase over the normal version. Torque has risen by roughly 50Nm to around 906Nm, with all of this available at just 1,700rpm.
The all-wheel-drive Ghost Black Badge has a new ‘Low’ driving mode that sharpens up driving duties including gearshifts from the eight-speed automatic gearbox, which are 50% faster, and a tuned exhaust tone.
Other dynamic changes over the donor car include more voluminous air springs to reduce body roll during hard cornering, a bespoke throttle map, revised tuning for the all-wheel-drive and four-wheel steering systems, and the raising of the brake pedal’s biting point while reducing its travel, despite the Ghost’s standard braking system being retained despite the increase in power.
The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge’s exterior incorporates many embellishments from its Black Badge brothers, the Dawn, Wraith, and Cullinan. The external brightwork, grille, Spirit of Ecstasy, and the 21-inch alloy wheel design all have a deeper chrome tone.
Blackwood veneers and technical textiles, as well as a more subdued tone for the interior trim, are featured inside, along with a unique, minimalist interior clock flanked by a new design for the Ghosts LED-lit fascia.
The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge series was instrumental in lowering the average age of Rolls-Royce customers from 56 to 43, making the brand the BMW Group’s brand with the youngest average age of buyers. For Rolls-Royce, CEO Torsten Müller-tvös, Black Badge has become “such an intrinsic component of the brand.”
Because of their popularity, Black Badge models now account for 40% of all Rolls-Royces sold, significantly exceeding the 15% that Rolls had hoped for when it was first introduced on the Wraith in 2016.