Creature of the Night: The 2022 Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost

The 2022 Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost will Ignite Your Sense of Mystery and Drama with its Almost Supernatural Levels of Luxury and Performance.

Rolls Black Badge Ghost Interior

Rolls-Royce calls the 2022 Black Badge Ghost a darker and more menacing version of the original Ghost. In other words, it’s one of the most luxurious cars in the world made even more extra by some considerable upgrades layered into its design. And it’s a Rolls-Royce that conveys an almost supernatural attitude of nocturnal mystery and drama.

The British automaker recently unveiled the second generation Black Badge Ghost in Miami, where the nightlife is a universe unto itself.

The new edition Black Badge Ghost is rife with carefully selected design elements and some enviable engineering upgrades.

Rolls-Royce first introduced the Black Badge treatment to its already uber-luxurious fleet in 2016. The idea was to attract a younger customer base – and it worked, according to Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

He told the Robb Report that the average age of the brand’s customer base has gone from 57 to 43. He also notes that Black Badge models account for nearly a third of Rolls’ overall sales.

Now Black Badge has been applied to the Ghost, which was the  Robb Report’s Luxury Car of the Year for 2021. And the 2022 model is offering an even more spirited ride, according to the media outlet.

It’s built upon the Ghost’s same aluminum spaceframe platform. Starting $395,000, the 2022 Black Badge Ghost also shares the original Ghost’s 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-12. But it delivers a more amazing 591 horsepower and 664 ft lbs of torque and will get you from zero-to-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. (More on performance later).

So what, exactly, make the Black Badge Ghost different than a mere Ghost? Let’s take a look!

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Headliner

Aspecial Coating

The Spirit of Ecstasy and grille are coated with a special chrome electrolyte and then hand polished to create an exquisite black chrome finish. They even match the Black Badge-only 21-inch wheels made with up to 44 layers of carbon fiber for maximum strength. The wheels have a 3D-forged aluminum hub as well as aerospace-grade titanium fasteners. To top it off, the wheel finish is a lightly tinted lacquer meant to protect the the carbon fiber.

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Dashboard

Finishes Galore

Bolivar wood comprises the interior trim. Special air vent surrounds are darkened through something called physical vapor deposition. Among the new instruments, the timepiece on the dashboard is minimalist and sleek and has been modified to have a “post opulent” (aka streamlined) look thanks, in part, to a tidy chrome finish. Elsewhere in the cabin there’s carbon fiber-like pattern called “technical fiber.”  The Black Badge infinity logo is beautifully displayed via 152 individual LED lights.

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Interior

The Exterior Paint Color

 The 2022 Black Badge Ghost exterior paint color is what Rolls calls the darkest black now available on any car in the world. An impressive 100 pounds of paint were used to cover each and every Black Badge Ghost before two layers of clear coat were applied to each car. Finally, the exterior is hand polished by a team of four experts to create an incredibly gloss finish. Don’t like super-dark black? This is a Rolls, after all, and you can choose from some 44,000 paint colors.

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Motor

It’s More Powerful

 The car’s power output jumps from 563 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque in the regular Ghost to 591 hp and 664 lb-ft in the Black Badge Ghost. Performance is further boosted by the Black Badge’s exclusive “Low” mode, a setting that produces full torque at only 1,700 rpm and cuts shift time by half when the pedal is at least 90 percent deployed. Additionally, this Ghost’s eight-speed automatic transmission is supported by satellite to allow for better shifting based on the road conditions.

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost in Grey with Blue Details

It’s Post Opulent

The Black Badge Ghost sports a posh yet uncluttered aesthetic—a fairly new look dubbed “post opulent” by the automaker. The streamlined look is defined inside by obsidian-like Bolivar wood paired with composite veneers and shaded brightwork. Outside, the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and striking Pantheon Grille, both blackened with a chrome electrolyte, are complemented by formidable 21-inch wheels, each comprised of 22 layers of carbon fiber.

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Tires

“Black Badge Ghost lives after dark, igniting the rebel within. Powerful, agile, and fearless, it is the most potent manifestation of Rolls-Royce yet — a drive defined by unrelenting force and finesse,” according to Rolls Royce.

It also has a more engaging gear ratios, all-wheel drive, and all-wheel steer offer the most responsive and dynamic drive the marque has ever achieved — with the smoothest Magic Carpet Ride sensation imaginable, according to Rolls.

If you’ve been meaning to enhance your already rebellious aura and add in a bit of mystery – without sacrificing performance and style, the Black Badge Ghost may be just what you need in 2022.

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