Rolls-Royce unveils Mysore special edition Ghost

Rolls-Royce Ghost Mysore

Rolls-Royce has lifted the covers off a new special edition version of its Ghost saloon, called Mysore.

Inspired by Tipu Sultan, the former ruler of the ancient Indian kingdom of Mysore, the new model is based on the brand's 'entry-level' model, the Series II Ghost Saloon.

The two-tone white and blue bodywork has been embellished with a unique gold coachline running the length of the car, and finished with a peacock emblem. Well, it's either that or someone who's caught a trio of massive fish; we're not quite sure. The same motif appears in marquetry embedded in the wooden dashboard trim.

Famously quoted as saying: "In this world I would rather live two days like a tiger, than two hundred years like a sheep," the Tipo-inspired car also features – rather amateurish-looking, it must be said – tiger emblems on the door mirrors and embroidered into the headrests.

Just three examples of the Mysore special edition will be made, and all will be offered exclusively to customers in Abu Dhabi, where it will no doubt fit in with motorists' rather more ostentatious take on good taste.

The 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine is unaltered from the regular Ghost, meaning the Mysore develops 624bhp and can get from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Mysore

Rolls-Royce Ghost Mysore