SPOFEC is bringing its Novitec Group skills to the Ghost II today in a new Black One special edition. This showcase for the firm's exterior upgrades is as stunning as ever: the gold 22-inch wheels, body kit, lowering suspension and ECU modules complete a major wishlist for anyone wanting a super cool Roller.
The full exterior de-chrome is perhaps even more noticeable than the bodykit: but SPOFEC -- meaning Spirit of Ecstasy -- leaves one surface its original polished finish: the leading lady herself atop that Parthenon grille.
Whether unable or unwilling to make this themselves in Goodwood, the SPOFEC upgrades are everything the Wraith 'Inspired by Music' is not.
2015 SPOFEC Rolls-Royce Ghost II
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SPOFEC Black One
Black designer outfit, matte gold-colored 22-inch wheels and 709 horsepower for the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
SPOFEC Black One – that is the name of an especially exclusive variant of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II presented by SPOFEC, a NOVITEC GROUP company.
On the outside, the upgraded luxury sedan impresses with its sporty and elegant designer outfit, the matte black finish of the bodywork components that ex-factory are chrome-plated, and the mighty, matte gold-colored 22-inch wheels.
The SPOFEC ride-height lowering provides an even more dramatic setting for the king-sized wheels and optimizes the car’s handling thanks to the lowered center of gravity.
In combination with the carbon-ceramic high-performance braking system, the SPOFEC Black One is also perfectly primed for the increase in power output and torque of the 6.6-liter V12 twin-turbo engine to 521 kW / 709 HP and 974 Nm. With it, the upgraded luxury liner zooms from 0 – 100 km/h in just 4.4 second. The top speed remains electronically limited to 250 km/h due to tire limitations related to the heavy weight.
Is it possible to make a car as luxurious as the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II even more fascinating? The answer is called SPOFEC Black One and stands for a variant of the British luxury liner that is equally spectacular and powerful.
Living up to its name, the bodywork is painted a deep black. What’s more: all bodywork components that are usually chrome-plated now sport a durable matte black finish. Really all? At least almost all: the legendary Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, whose first letters combine to form the name of the SPOFEC brand, remains chrome-plated to shine on this unique automobile.
Of course, the SPOFEC designers were not content just giving the bodywork an all-black treatment: they developed sporty and elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components with a perfect fit and top-notch surface quality made from especially lightweight yet high-strength carbon fibers.
The new front bumper is designed to replace its production counterpart in its entirety. The SPOFEC front component lends the Ghost an even more distinctive face and thanks to an integrated front spoiler reduces lift at the front axle at high speeds further optimizing handling stability.
The SPOFEC rocker panels come in two versions for the Ghost models with short or long wheelbase. They create a streamlined transition between the front and rear wheel arches and give the Rolls-Royce visually a lower and longer stance.
The three-piece SPOFEC rear bumper provides the perfect backdrop for the two black-coated tailpipes of the SPOFEC sports exhaust system: together with the rear spoiler lip on the trunk lid, which also comes in a clear-coated carbon fiber version, it lends the rear a particularly athletic profile.
Wheels make a car and consequently the SPOFEC Black One runs on exclusive king-sized 22-inch wheels. The wheels were developed specifically for this edition and feature an extraordinary matte gold-colored paint finish with dimensionally offset spokes. The SPOFEC SP1 wheels off size 9Jx22 at the front and 10.5Jx22 on the rear axle make full use of the available space below the wheel arches. Technology partner Pirelli supplies the ideal high-performance tires for the upgraded Rolls-Royce Ghost in sizes 265/35 ZR 22 and 295/30 ZR 22. Of course, the SPOFEC wheels are also available with a matte black finish or in any other desired color.
The SPOFEC suspension module is calibrated specifically to these 22-inch wheels. It intervenes in the control of the air suspension of the Ghost and lowers the vehicle by about 40 millimeters without affecting the unrivalled ride comfort of the luxury liner.
Maximum stopping power, tremendous fade resistance and weight savings of 38 kilograms in total are the most important features of the SPOFEC carbon-ceramic high-performance braking system. The vented discs made from this high-tech material that has proven its merits in motor racing measure 405 x 30 and 395 x 38 millimeters on the front and rear axle of the Ghost. The SPOFEC high-performance braking system optimizes not only active safety, but thanks to its weight savings it also helps optimize the car’s handling.
In addition, the SPOFEC Black One can be ordered with a powerful performance increase of the turbocharged 6.6-liter 12-cylinder engine. To this end, the processor-controlled SPOFEC N-TRONIC plug-and play performance module is adapted to the electronic engine management system. Specially programmed mapping for injection and ignition and a moderate increase in boost pressure bump the power output significantly.
In SPOFEC specification, power output of a top-of-the-line version of the Rolls-Royce Ghost with V-SPEC engine that produces 442 kW / 601 HP ex-factory increases by 79 kW / 108 HP. A new power output of 521 kW / 709 HP at a low 5,400 rpm and a boosted peak torque of 974 Nm at a low 1,800 rpm catapult the SPOFEC Black One from 0 – 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. The top speed remains electronically limited to 250 km/h to protect the tires.
The SPOFEC N-TRONIC upgrade for the Ghost models with a power output of 420 kW / 570 HP ex-factory produces 504 kW / 685 HP at a low 5,400 rpm. The peak torque grows from 780 Nm to 958 Nm.
Both SPOFEC performance kits not only improve the car’s performance significantly. Above all, they ensure an even more superior power delivery of the 12-cylinder engine under normal driving conditions. In combination with the eight-speed automatic transmission, the enormous torque provides an even grander driving experience with unchanged exemplary environmental friendliness.
The SPOFEC Black One concept also includes a sports exhaust system. The fully stainless-steel sports exhaust weighs up to five kilograms less and is optionally available with actively controlled butterfly valve. It allows the driver to adjust the exhaust note via remote control from the cockpit between decidedly subtle and sporty.
Of course, SPOFEC also offers customization of the interior precisely tailored to the owner’s personal preferences for all Rolls-Royce models. Customers can choose from an infinite variety of colors and designs.
The SPOFEC Black One can be built based on the Rolls-Royce Ghost with short or long wheelbase. Of course, all components are also available individually and in any desired color.
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