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2010-02-24 10:55

Kourosh Mansory loves modifying the most aristocratic British brands – which are all ironically foreign owned these days. We can’t wait to see the official images of his latest work next week at Geneva.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Rolls Royce
Model Mansory Ghost
Engine 6.6l bi-turbo V12
Power 530kW
Torque 1 020Nm
Transmission Eight-speed ZF
Zero To Hundred 4.4 sec
Top Speed 310km/h
The word ostentatious does not reside in Kourosh Mansory’s vocabulary. The legendary Iranian tuner is nearly ready tol offer an embellished (is that actually possible?) version of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Although BMW would like you to believe the new ‘baby’ Rolls is an apt answer to plutocratic demands for classic Rolls-Royce luxury in a slightly less grandiose package, Mansory doesn’t really buy into this line of thinking. In his mind brazen is better – always.

Subsequently Mansory’s technicians have been furiously active in their Brand-based workshop in Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen region.

What they’ve come up with, judged by the renderings Mansory’s released ahead of the modified Ghost’s Geneva motor show unveiling next week, is nothing short of astounding. Disturbingly astounding – in fact.

English Blazer colours

Mansory says his Rolls-Royce Ghost combines the most precious metals avalible with elaborate performance upgrades. Look at the images though, and there are some issues…

Firstly, the colour-scheme is a gold and blue contrasting finish – hardly the last word in subtle detailing.

Secondly, the modified grille depreciates the regal style so characteristic of Rolls-Royce products.

Thirdly, it has an aft diffuser and rear bootlid spoiler. A Rolls-Royce with a spoiler? Seriously, we’re talking automotive blasphemy of the highest degree here…

Step into the luxury cabin environment of the Mansory modified Ghost and you’ll be greeted with diamond-quilted ornamentation, suede linings, light bamboo (what?) wood inlays and a smattering of LED interior illumination.

Hooligan limousine

The Mansory Ghost’s single redeeming feature though, is its engine.

Unchanged in terms of capacity, the 6.6l turbocharged V12 gains a fair volume of power (110kW) and peak rotational force (up by 240Nm) to boost new outputs of 530kW and 1 020Nm.

Challenge the resolve the eight-speed ZF transmission and the 2.3t Mansory Ghost should see off hot hatches with disdainful ease – it blasts from 0-100km/h in only 4.4 seconds, before topping out at 310km/h…

Mansory liberated the additional performance via an enlarged bi-turbo set-up, an ECU remap and completely new (and comprehensively less restrictive) exhaust system.

To ensure (relatively) safe 300km/h cruising capability, the Mansory monoblock alloy wheels roll Dunlop SP SportMaxx tyres – 265/35 in profile up front and 295/30 at the rear.

Who’ll order these madcap baby Rolls-Royce Ghosts? Well, we’ve got two words for you: Russian Oligarch(s)…


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