It is probably fair to say that not many people buy a Rolls-Royce Ghost because they want their car to appear inconspicuous on the road.
However, for those few for whom the standard Ghost is somehow not sufficiently eye-catching, it is, after all, smaller than its Phantom brother - there's a special edition that is guaranteed to stand out wherever it goes: the 2012 Rolls-Royce Two-Tone Ghost.
Luxury & Style
A Rolls-Royce would not be a Rolls-Royce if it were not a very special car to climb into and the Two-Tone Ghost takes this feeling to a new level. The company has described it as "a work of art", and looking at it, it's hard to disagree.
The paintwork is a stunning blend of Infinity Black and Cassiopeia Silver, while little details such as carpets made of the finest lambs wool add to the sense of occasion a lucky owner will experience.
The all-new turbocharged V12, 6.6-liter engine produces more than 560 horsepower, enough to shift this 2.5-ton leviathan from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited in some markets, but 155 mph is likely to be it, as the company used to say in years gone by, "sufficient."
It's no longer the case that a Rolls-Royce is aimed only at customers who prefer to be chauffeured around town. These days, the company places a much stronger emphasis on the driving experience too, and so the Two-Tone Ghost's rear-wheel drive transmission provides precise and satisfying feedback.
This is never going to be a cheap car to run - it is said to return between 13 and 20 mpg, depending on the driving environment - but then, the 2012 Rolls-Royce Two-Tone Ghost is unlikely to be purchased by those who worry about gas prices.
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan||Est. Market Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.8 gallons (37854 liters)||MPG: 13 city / 20 hwy|
|Length: 219.3 in. (556.9 cm)||Wheelbase: 136.4 in. (346.5 cm)|
|Height: 61 in. (155 cm)||Width: 76.7 in. (194.8 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 5556 lbs (2520 kg)||Ground Clearance: 5.9 in. (15 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 14.0 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5|
|Engine: 48 Valve V12 DOHC||Displacement: 6.6 liters|
|Horsepower: 563 HP||Max RPM: 4250 RPM|
|Torque: 575 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds||Top Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)|