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Wald International, a famed VIP-themed Japanese tuner, has turned their attention to British’s finest luxury sedan the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Wald didn’t stop at just an ordinary Phantom however, they decided to release their newest Sports Line Black Bison Edition kit for the Phantom EWB – the extended wheelbase model.
With how popular Rolls-Royce’s Phantom is becoming worldwide, including the emerging Chinese market, it’s no surprise that Wald has made the ultra-luxury even more luxurious. The above is simply a render, and not an actual photo, but it looks like Wald will be adding a little bit of sport to the Phantom’s overall bold yet tame styling. A new front bumper, side skirts and we’ll assume rear bumper is clearly in the works. Wald did decide to pair their Phantom EWB render with a set of 24-inch wheels. Considering how easy it would be for a tuner to ruin a Rolls, we’re impressed with what Wald is planning for the car.
Wald International will be debuting their actual Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB to the public at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon and AutoGuide.com will be sure to be there to cover it.
German luxury and exotic car tuner Mansory has released details of its latest project, a modified Rolls-Royce Ghost and we’re surprised to report that it’s not an outlandish exercise in extravagance. Unlike past models, like the baby-pink Bentley or brilliant blue Panamera, Mansory opted to release what it calls the Rolls-Royce White Ghost, with a tame-by-Mansory-standards aero kit and some rather impressive wheels.
In the past Mansory was never big on engine tuning, but that seems to have changed with a new tuning kit for the twin-turbo V12 that pushes the engine’s output from 562-hp to 629-hp and torque all the way up to 634 ft-lbs, enabling a 0-62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds.
And in true bespoke tradition, Mansory also offers completely custom interiors. Check out the gallery below and get all the details after the jump:
GALLERY: Mansory Rolls-Royce White Ghost
Well this vehicle certainly puts a whole new meaning to the term ‘baller’. Chad OchoCinco has become more of a celebrity than a potent wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals the past couple of years, and now it’s really showing with this beautiful Rolls-Royce Phantom built in collaboration with Platinum Motorsport. Sure his fame started with changing his last name to a Spanish-rendition of the number he wears, and recently good ‘ol Carson Palmer is complaining that OchoCinco is spending more time doing television shows than working out with the team. But hey, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
So instead of ranting more about OchoCinco’s antics and how he clearly dislikes leaving his shirt on during Dancing with the Stars, we’ll spend some time focusing on what’s been done to this luxurious automobile. We all know Rolls-Royce’s Phantom is perhaps the pinnacle of luxury cars; the luxury car on which all others are measured against.
Clearly the goal of this build was to have a presence. A menacing, statement-making presence. Platinum Motorsport refinished the entire exterior of the mini-limo in a matte gray finish full of shiny black accents rather than the traditional chrome. A fantastic touch we’re really digging is the refinish on the Spirit of Ecstasy, Rolls-Royce’s famed moniker on the hood. Massive 26-inch wheels is exactly what the Phantom demands.
It’s fitting that OchoCinco would pick a Rolls-Royce Phantom as his signature ride and this custom build truly reflects his bold and charming personality. There’s no other way to put it than to simply say, this car means business.
See the documented build process and more pics of the finished vehicle after the jump:
Pimpin’ ain’t easy, even in the U.S. But what about in Kazakhstan? Unless you’re a mobster, a chauffeur, or a car thief, odds are, you’ll never get to drive a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Most people outside of major cities have never even seen one. That fact may work to mechanic Ruslan Mukanov’s advantage, as he’s simply built himself one on a late model Mercedes 300D chassis.
Using only $3,000 worth of plaster and fiberglass, and many weekends of elbow grease, Mukanov has created his own Rolls Royce Phantom. Sure, it’s got a 3.0-liter diesel engine, not a BMW V12, and the leather is standard 80′s Benz “perforated,” but the suicide doors are functional, the Rolls Royce emblems are real, and Kazakhstani girls are dropping their штанишки left and right.
I gotta say, we’ve seen worse.
Video of Mukanov trying in vain to pull into a snowy driveway after the jump.
We knew exotic car tuner Mansory was set to debut a fabulously hideous blue and gold Rolls-Royce Ghost at the Geneva Auto Show, but what surprised us was its equally outrageous co-stars. Sitting next to the Ghost, there’s also a widebody Porsche Panamera (which doesn’t look all that bad), the Cyrus carbon widebody Aston Martin DB9 and another carbon fiber clad beast, a Mercedes G Class.
The Rolls is still the main attraction, however, with gaudy gold wheels and detailing (including the grille). We particularly detest the gold fender vents sitting right next to the gold Rolls-Royce emblems.
What we do like is what Mansory has done under the massive hood, taking the twin-turbo V12 to 720-hp thanks to some larger turbos and other upgrades. Torque is rated at 750 lbs and Mansory estimates the car’s new top speed to be 193 mph. Ugly has never been so fast.
Be sure to check out the gallery below, for more pics of the Mansory Ghost and of the other Mansory-tuned cars at the Geneva Auto Show.
GALLERY: Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost
It looks as though German exotic and luxury car tuner Mansory has got its hands on a new Rolls-Royce Ghost, which it will display at the Geneva Auto Show next week. The visual result is typically Mansory with lots of gold, including gold 22-inch wheels. Also in gold are several details, including the massive front grille. A complete aero package is also part of the modification process and the entire car has been painted in a royal blue.
Surprisingly, while Mansory normally steers clear of performance modifications the new twin-turbo V12 presents an easily-tunable package and so Mansory has swapped in larger turbos and upgraded the exhaust system to handle what is now a very impressive 720-hp (150 more horses than stock). Meanwhile, torque also increases drastically to 750 ft-lbs. As for the top speed, it has been increased to 193 mph.
We’ll be sure to bring you live photos of this potential monstrosity from the Geneva Auto Show with live coverage starting March 1st.
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GALLERY: Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost
Official release after the jump: