In our coverage of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, we touched upon the potential catastrophe that a blue and yellow color scheme could bring to a luxury automobile. As if to validate our concerns, the Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost made its debut at the show, and it left us wondering if it could get any worse. Granted, it’s technically a blend of blue and gold, but that doesn’t make it any less polarizing.
Mansory, a Swiss tuner renowned for its audacious designs, added another vehicle to its roster of eyebrow-raising cars, following the footsteps of the unforgettable Bentley Vitesse Rose, which was unveiled in Frankfurt.
However, it’s worth noting that not everything Mansory has produced has been a miss – we were quite impressed with the Linea Vincero that graced the same stage just a year prior.
So, what can we find to appreciate about this eccentric blue and gold Rolls-Royce? Well, we can acknowledge the engineering effort that went into fitting it with larger turbochargers and an upgraded exhaust system, boosting its horsepower to a staggering 720. But apart from that, we’re left scratching our heads.
What Mansory labels as “self-assured coloring,” we can only describe as gaudy, and their “styling interior refinements” fall short of our expectations. Thanks, but no thanks – we’ll stick with the classic elegance of the original Rolls-Royce Ghost.
In a world of luxury automobiles where subtlety and sophistication often reign supreme, the Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost stands as a stark contrast.
While it may have its share of admirers who appreciate its boldness, for traditionalists and lovers of timeless design, this over-the-top creation may be nothing more than a curious spectacle in the halls of the Geneva Motor Show.
With luxury comes responsibility, and in the case of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, that responsibility is to uphold the timeless allure that has made it an icon of automotive luxury.