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Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification Gets Close to 600 HP Mark

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When Rolls-Royce rolls out a special-edition car, it’s usually nothing more than fancy paint, or leather, or pin-striping, or all of the above. The recently announced Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Specification, however, is truly special thanks to a boost in horsepower from the already brawny 12-cylinder engine.

2014 Rolls Royce Ghost V Specification Engine© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Rolls Royce Ghost V Specification Engine Here, the 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 produces 593 hp, or 30 horses more than a standard Ghost. Torque remains the same at 575 lb-ft, and power is still routed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. Roll-Royce says the power bump will propel the large sedan from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, which is likely a conservative number considering that a Ghost Alpine Trail Centenary edition we recently tested did the deed in 4.4 seconds.

Cosmetic touches are subtle. Ghost V-Specification cars will showcase a unique V-shaped pin stripe on the front fender. The special logo can also be found inside, embroidered on the rear armrest and centered on the wood slab covering the infotainment screen. The analog clock is special, too, featuring a face surrounded by a black crown. Rolls-Royce has selected five colors for the Ghost V-Specification (Graphite, Black Sapphire, Black Kirsch, Arctic White, and Infinity Black), though customers are still welcome to choose among the 44,000 shades offered in the automaker’s paint palette. Options include chrome exhaust tips and 21-inch “part-polished” wheels.

The V-Specification treatment is available on both the normal and long-wheelbase models. Rolls-Royce will ensure this Ghost’s exclusivity by making it available only from now until June 2014.

Source: Rolls-Royce

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