One of the prime complaints about the Rolls Royce Ghost has always been its way of flying under the radar. To fix this, the bland and nondescript English car has taken on an Italian flair, courtesy of Fenice Milano. The design kit includes three colors: bronze, white, and navy blue. It also includes new hoodsm fendersm and grids lined in gold. Hey, if you”ve got a Rolls Royce, you might as well get it in gold. And because the trim on the RR Ghost isn”t worthy of its newly gold-emblazoned exterior, Milano”s given that a steroid shot too: both the dashboard and passenger compartment are in leather and wood, with two options.
The interior has a healthy splash of 24K hold as well, with profiles and inserts that have been hand shaped by artisans (which are now only found in Italy). The seats are redesigned, as they were previously unbearable, and the pop-out picnic table and drink holder is, again, lined with gold.
ECU upgrades and suspension optimization mean that none of these desperately needed upgrades will fall prey to the Rolls Royce”s unpredictable, nearly intolerable ride quality, and that this car will finally live up to the Rolls Royce name its original manufacturers clearly did not deserve.
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Rolls-Royce Ghost Diva by Fenice Milano:
‘DIVA’ FENICE MILANO: ELEGANCE AND RACINESS FOR A CAR WITH A STRONG PERSONALITY
Everlasting synonym of class, elegance and perfect English style, Rolls Royce has become through the years the brand of celebrities and of all major international politicians.
In 2009, to meet the market’s modern request, the renowned English manufacturer launched the Ghost model. The ‘baby’ Rolls (it is only 540 cm long) has a less formal look compared to her bigger sisters, but it doesn’t abandon the typical pride of the flagships boasted with the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’, the famous little statue on the front. Moreover its sporty character is supported by the 12V engine 570 Hp that make of her the more powerful Rolls ever built, able to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in only 4,9 seconds.
The ‘Diva’ by Fenice Milano is based on this jewel produced in a limited quantity. Thanks to an important internal and external restyling, the ‘Diva’ adds a touch of Italian elegance and style, together with technical and performance improvements, able to make this car a true masterpiece with a strong personality.
To begin with the exterior, ‘Diva’ is proposed in three elegant versions with a bi-colour livery: from the classic blue navy, to the delicious bronze and the luxury limited edition white golden pearlescent varnishing that includes particles in 24K gold. For the navy-blue version, the bonnet and fender are in white golden pearlescent varnishing and chromed frontal grid; while for the white version the bonnet, fender and grid are in 24K gold. For the bronze version, instead, three combinations are available: bonnet, fender and grid in 24K gold, or bonnet and fender in white golden pearlescent varnishing and grid in 24K gold or chromed bronze grid.
Inside the console design has been maintained, but a few enhancements are provided, which due to the use of fine materials, make ‘Diva’ the most exclusive car available on the market. The dashboard and the passenger compartment are in biscuit?coloured leather and wood (teak or grey oak) and include white or bronze Alcantara profiles and inserts in 24K gold, whose outlines have been hand shaped by Fenice Milano’s artisans. The wheel, redesigned starting from the original one, has the crown covered in biscuit-coloured leather ant the central part in 24K gold and wood (teak or grey oak). Also the seats take inspiration from the original ones, but are redesigned following ergonomic principles and realized in white combined with biscuit?coloured pure leather (alternatively a version with biscuit?coloured pure leather coupled with bronze Alcantara seats is available), and like in the original car the picnic tables and the integrated minibar with glass holders have been maintained and realized in 24K gold.
As it happens for all Fenice Milano’s project, also for ‘Diva’ the aesthetic embellishments are coupled with technical interventions, able to improve the performances of the base model. The ECU upgrade, the suspensions adjustment and the optimization of the exhaust and suction system guarantee in fact notably superior performances and even more comfort onboard.
– By: Zain Haq