You might ask yourself why fancy special editions like the Rolls Royce Ghost and Wraith Black Badge even considering lapping a race track – but it’s besides the point, the idea is they can.
The British automaker is certainly not considering “lowering” its lordship status to add sporty feelings to the new Black Badge versions of the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Wraith. But then again we have them sweeping the track of the Homestead Miami Speedway. This is because they’re discussing such new things as a “thrilling driving experience”. This is because these models are looking towards a different type of costumer – not the usual old hag with diamonds in the safe deposit box at the bank. They are looking towards young guns – this is because in recent history the average age of a Rolls-Royce owner has been actually lowered from 55 to 43 and the company would like to see the trend continue.
Both models have a different setup for the air suspension, recalibrated steering and brakes, carbon composite wheels, a new transmission. The Wraith keeps its 624 horsepower (465 kilowatts), but torque is up 52 pound-feet (70 Newton meters) for a huge 642 lb/ft (870 Nm). The Ghost, meanwhile, adds some ponies – 32 of them, for a grand total of 603 hp (450 kW), while torque goes up to 620 lb/ft (840 Nm).