This is the Brabus 700. A Rolls-Royce Ghost with the dial turned up to 10. It’s the first time the Rolls-Royce Ghost has been given a Brabus makeover – and the results are spectacular. As Brabus says, this is “an unmistakable 1-Second-Wow luxury limousine that, with its uncompromising signature character, ensures an unforgettable entrance, anywhere”. Think of the Ghost as a private jet for the road – which is now, with the help of Brabus, been turned into a fighter plane.
Best of both worlds
The Brabus 700 really does give drivers (and passengers) the best of both worlds. Combining staggering levels of interior luxury with ludicrous performance, this is the epitome of limousines.
Turning the Ghost’s power up to 700hp
Under Brabus craftsmanhip, the Ghost’s 6.7-litre, V12 twin-turbo engine has been tweaked to produce 700hp (hence the name) and 950Nm of torque, delivered via a slick eight-speed auto transmission. For a car of its size, the performance is incredible: 0-100km/h takes just 4.6 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h.
As a technology partner of Brabus, Motul supplies the hi-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain. Every Brabus car leaves the factory with Motul engine and gearbox lubricants, brake fluids and coolants and the tuner recommends the continued use of Motul products.
As Brabus CEO, Constantin Buschmann, said when asked about the importance of Motul lubricants:
“It literally makes all the difference. We’ve got a very strong collaboration with Motul and the technical staff of Motul, and they advise us on different products for all applications. The truth is that the change in lubricant or viscosity has a major impact. It can mean 3-4 horsepower more to even a few kilometres more on a high-speed run.”
Making the Ghost sportier
But it isn’t just the acceleration that’s breathtaking. Brabus has gone to work on the elegant and sophisticated Ghost to add a bit more wow to it and a sportier presence.
The Ghosts’ wheels have been replaced with 22-inch Brabus Monoblock M Platinum Edition forged wheels, which have gone through a state-of-the-art manufacturing process and feature an exclusive “Shadow Chrome” finish.
The exclusive design of the Brabus 700 features a signature exterior concept in combination with high-grade aerodynamic elements. High-end carbon elements such as the Brabus front and lip spoilers as well as the Brabus rear diffuser gives the classic Rolls-Royce look a brand new, sporty appearance. These elements also reduce high-speed lift for flawless stability and a great driving experience. With Brabus’ Ride-Control tech, the ride height can be lowered by up to 20mm, significantly improving driving dynamics through a lower centre of gravity.
Discrete Brabus Masterpiece badges on the D-pillars with Brabus "Shadow Chrome" glazed trim elements are further unmistakable details.
Unparalleled interior comfort
Inside, the Brabus 700 features a bespoke, fully-handcrafted porcelain-coloured Brabus Masterpiece interior, designed to tastefully round off the luxury limousine’s “unmistakable elegance as well as its uncompromising power”. Details include a square-patterned quilting on the sears finished with contrasting black piping on the seats, trim elements and the floor leather mats.