Rolls-Royce Brings Dark and Edgy to Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Rolls-Royce Brings Dark and Edgy to Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will see Rolls-Royce bringing out two special, one-off models for both competition and support. In the same vein as those black credit cards that are an indicator of your wealth, the Black Badge Black paint option was specially developed to answer to customer demands. It sports multiple lacquer layers with hand polishing between in order to develop the deepest, darkest, most intense black paint job for a production car surface.

The two cars in particular will be the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Rolls-Royce Ghost. The Wraith Black Badge will be on display during the Supercar Run up the hill and in between Hillclimbs in the Supercar Paddock. The air suspension has been tweaked along with the gearbox in order to deliver a sporting performance on par with its 624 hp on tap. The exterior is finished, naturally, in Black Badge Black, while the interior sports contrasting Black and Mugello Red.

In between hillclimb runs, the Ghost Black Badge will be out on the course as the designated Rolls-Royce Course Car for the year. This particular Ghost has power outputs pushed up to 603 hp, with adjustment to the transmission for faster reaction and a more aggressive feel. The interior of the Ghost will be finished in Black and Cobalt Blue- a contrast to the black and red interior of the Wraith.

There are a number of other details that have been adjusted for these bespoke models as well: the Spirit of Ecstasy is finished in a high gloss black vamp, and the Double R badges have a colour inversion so they are now silver on black. Most chrome surfaces have been blacked out, making this pair of Rolls-Royces look properly menacing. Both cars also receive 21-inch carbon alloy composite wheels. 



Aswan

Aswan

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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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