Simple but effective changes are a welcome relief.
We've come across many tuned cars over the years, and sadly, good-looking conversions are rarer than hideous ones. Worse still, this phenomenon of altering a car's intended style and behavior in a drastic and unsavory manner is not limited to Jason and his mates' Honda Civic and Subaru Imprezas down the block. Mansory is one of the worst offenders, having ruined the Mercedes G-Class, bastardized the Ferrari Portofino, and even thrown up all over the Rolls-Royce Ghost. That last massacre was so unresolved in its final design that we would have been happy to never see a modified Rolls again. But Spofec has just added its own touch to the Ghost, and we think we might actually want our own tuned Rolls now.
Spofec - whose name is derived from the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament on Rollers - is part of the Novitec Group as a Rolls-Royce tuning specialist and has been featured here before, having fiddled with Black Badge versions of the Wraith and Cullinan. With the Ghost considered by the tuner to be "arguably the sportiest interpretation of a Rolls-Royce sedan ever", Spofec decided that it needed a new look.
Carbon fiber is the foundation of a new aero kit that includes a new front fascia with optional LED position markers. Also included are new front fenders with vents behind the wheel arches, new rocker panels (for either short- or long-wheelbase versions), a new rear fascia, and a lip spoiler.
As always, no conversion is complete without new wheels and an altitude adjustment. Vossen-made forged wheels called Spofec SP2 are fitted in 22-inch sizing at each corner while a CAN-Tronic suspension module is specifically calibrated to work with the new tire sizes.
Inside, Spofec says that it offers "exclusive interior refinement" according to the personal wishes of each particular owner, but what will really blow you away is that there's lots of go to match the show. With a plug-and-play N-Tronic module added to the ECU, power increases from 563 horsepower to 676 hp, while twist increases from 626 lb-ft of torque to 706. In this enhanced state, the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 can shuttle the Ghost from 0-62 in just 4.5 seconds, although top speed remains limited at 155 mph, a choice made due to the weight of the car.
We doubt that any of these changes are cheap, but we have to take a step back and applaud Spofec for tuning a Rolls-Royce in style.