The introduction to Malaysia by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur of a bespoke line of cars called Black Badge is to cater to the demands of a younger clientele.
On public display for the first time in Malaysia was a rarely seen trio of Black Badge cars comprising two Wraith Black Badge cars (fastback coupe) – the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever built – and Ghost Black Badge (sedan).
Both models are powered by 6.6 litre V12 twin turbo engines producing 624hp and 603hp respectively. The Wraith is quicker off the line with a 0-100kph time of 4.5s, while the Ghost clocks in at 4.8s. The cars come with an upgraded eight-speed transmission.
Black Badge cars need not be black as shown by the second Wraith in Ensign Red colour.
In a press statement, Rolls-Royce said Black Badge cars differ from standard models with a bolder styling, use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre and subtle engineering enhancements, providing added performance. Customers can order from over 44,000 different colours.
“We are confident of a positive response to Black Badge, as Malaysia offers good driving conditions and a growing customer base of successful people who are younger and dynamic," said Quill Motorcars Sdn Bhd director Anas Zawawi Khalid at the launch here.
"Malaysia has a vibrant luxury and car culture. The development of Johor’s luxury ‘hot spots’ such as Puteri Harbour and the Iskandar region, along with interest from potential customers, contributed to our decision to launch this exclusive range of cars here.”