2016 Pebble Beach Concours: Concept Cars

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Rolls-Royce Black Badge Bespoke Series
Rolls-Royce asserts a bit more attitude with the introduction of Black Badge — a darker, edgier style for customers looking to make a different statement. Described as the alter ego of Rolls-Royce, Black Badge is darker, more confident, more powerful and more demanding, offered in two models as Ghost Black Badge and Wraith Black Badge. The exterior trim is darkened, including the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy figurine above the grille, and the RR badges invert to silver on black. All chrome surfaces — including the grille, trunk trim and exhaust pipes — are darkened as well. Specially-developed Black Badge wheels are 22 layers of carbon fiber laid in three axes for strength, with an aircraft-grade aluminum hub. Already the most powerful Rolls-Royce model at 623 horsepower, the Wraith Black Badge receives additional torque, redesigned air suspension and a revised 8-speed automatic transmission for a more spirited driving experience.

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