Rolls-Royce details performance-focused Ghost V-Specification

The Ghost gains a 30-pony upgrade.

Rolls-Royce published preliminary details about a limited-edition performance-focused variant of the Ghost dubbed V-Specifiaction.

The most notable modification is found by popping the Ghost's long hood. The sedan's direct-injected, twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine has been massaged to churn out 601 horsepower, an increase of about 30 ponies compared to the regular-production model. Linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the twelve-cylinder engine propels the Ghost V-Spec from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds while returning 17 mpg in a mixed European cycle.

The bulk of the aesthetic upgrades are found inside the car, where the smallest member of the Rolls family gains a panoramic sunroof, massaging seats upholstered in silver leather with contrasting black stitching, a bespoke clock and V-Spec running boards. Piano black trim on the dashboard and the door panels, a 360-degree camera and a V-Spec logo proudly embroidered into the rear armrest round out the major upgrades in the cabin.

Outside, the Ghost V-Specification retains a low-key appearance and the only major upgrades are two chromed exhaust tips and 21-inch part-polished five-spoke alloy wheels lifted straight from the Wraith parts bin. The car can be ordered with a regular or a long wheelbase and buyers can choose from Graphite, Black Sapphire (pictured), Black Kirsch, Arctic White and Infinity Black.

The Ghost V-Specification will only be available from January to June of this year. It is listed at €330,820 in Germany, a hefty sum that converts to roughly $450,000. At the time of writing Rolls-Royce has not revealed whether the V-Specification will be sold in the United States.

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