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Uh oh, Brabus has had a crack at modifying a Rolls-Royce Ghost

German tuner gives the Ghost 690bhp and much carbon fibre. Ruins it in the process

Published: 19 May 2022
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Brabus no longer limits itself to just Mercedes-Benz (and Smart) tuning. This is the Bottrop-based tuner’s take on the Rolls-Royce Ghost, and the first thing you need to know is that the iconic 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 now makes 690bhp and 701lb ft of torque.

That’s up from 563bhp and 623lb ft as standard. The increase comes from a new ECU module and a reprogramming of the electronic boost pressure control, and results in a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds. Top speed is still limited to 155mph.

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There’s plenty of carbon fibre add-ons to let people know you haven’t bought a standard Ghost too. Just check out the carbon front splitter, the carbon grille sideburns, the rear diffuser and the lip spoiler. Yes, you're right - a spoiler on a Rolls-Royce.

Anyone else of the opinion it resembles a wise old Disney character from head-on? Perhaps one that’s disappointed with the path that the main character has taken? No? Just us then…

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Anyway, you’ll have noticed the wheels too – they’re new 22-inch forged monoblocs and the air suspension has been recalibrated so the Ghost sits 30mm lower as standard. There’s also a flap-controlled, stainless steel sports exhaust system that Brabus says provides “a thrilling twelve-cylinder exhaust note”. 

Oh, and the interior has also been completely retrimmed with new leather (can Brabus do it better than RR?), black Alcantara and plenty of carbon fibre. Of course. 

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