There was an era where the distinction between a Rolls Royce and a Bentley was simple, you drive a Bentley. In contrast, you are being driven in a Rolls Royce, but things change. While Bentley still seems to be the ultra-luxury, high-performance ‘driver’ car, the Rolls Royce, especially the Phantom, is still very much a ‘chauffeured’ car, but Rolls Royce wants to attract a new customer, naturally with the massive Cullinan SUV, but also with the smaller, more sporty Ghost. It seems renowned Mercedes tuner Brabus has spotted an opportunity there too, they now have a tuning package for the ‘small’ Rolls, called the Brabus 700.
So we get a nice little aero kit for the Rolls Royce Ghost, made from real carbon fiber naturally, finished in either high gloss or satin, whichever the client prefers, starting with a subtle front spoiler lip that fits the factory standard bumper, of course, add the small, but distinctive rear wing on the trunk lid and you make the Ghost look somewhat sportier, but things really change for the better with a clear carbon fiber lower diffuser with a stunning quad BRABUScarbon/titaniumexhaust, with tips that fit the factory exhaust system, or a complete, stainless steel replacement exhaust system.
Some might argue this doesn’t suit a Rolls Royce, but with the BRABUSPowerXtra RR68–700performanceupgrade, that V12 can really rumble, especially with the valves in the custom exhaust in their ‘Sport’ model, but you might want to opt for the ‘coming home’ setting when driving into your gated community, you don’t want to upset the neighbors too much. Power is increased by 129 hp to a solid 700 hp while peak torque gets another 100 Nm thrown in for a total of 950 Nm or 701 lb-ft making this luxury sports sedan reach 62 mph from a standstill in just 4.6 seconds, for safety reasons the top speed remains limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.
A big car needs large wheels, so BRABUS fits their Monoblock M“PLATINUM EDITION”forged rimsin a ‘Shadow Chrome’ paint finish, 9×22 inch for the front and an even wider 10.5×22 inch for the rear to really fill up the wheel arched on this Rolls Royce Ghost, tires are sourced from either Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama, 265/35 ZR 22 at the front and 305/30 ZR 22 on the rear axle, and to put the BRABUS 700 a little lower to the road there is a bespoke module available that will lower the standard air suspension on the Ghost by 30 mm (1.2 in) without any compromise on the ride quality.
And while you might go crazy on the official factory options list for the interior of the Rolls Royce Ghost, BRABUS takes it one step further with their MASTERPIECE interior, which allows the company upholstery shop to precisely tailor the cockpit to the exact wishes ofthe respective customer in every detail.The demo vehicle shown here features especially soft and breathable, porcelain–colored leatherwith black piping to create a contrast to the black exterior paint finish.It is crafted withconsummate workmanship in every nook and cranny. The square quilting of the leather onselect sections of seats, door panels, and armrests is applied with meticulous precision. Thatsame leather covers the floor of the luxury liner and features identical quilting throughout.
Before we take a look at even more photos of the amazing BRABUS 700 Ghost, let’s take a look at a review by Mat from CarWOW as he drives this very special car, which let’s be honest, is so unlike a Rolls Royce from about a decade ago, but I like it a lot: