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Rolls-Royce joins the police service

Ghost Black Badge luxury saloon adds exclusive police lights and decals

Published: July 17, 2017, 10:30 PM
Updated: July 19, 2017, 8:55 PM

Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge police car

Rolls-Royce Motorcars showed its support for the Sussex Police with a Ghost Black Badge, resplendent it authentic police livery.

The large Andalusian White luxury sedan provided the perfect base on which to bolt on a roof light bar and the police force’s recognized blue and yellow side decals. The interior is a bit more upscale than traditional police cars, with black/tan contrasting leather, and the instrument panel in Black Badge technical fibre.

“We were delighted to support Sussex Police at the Open Day. As a proud member of the local community, Rolls-Royce recognizes the importance of the emergency services, including the Police,” said Rolls-Royce’s Global Corporate Communications Manager Andrew Ball. “We were particularly pleased to see a number of our employees visiting the event with their families, and sharing their pride in the motor car they built.”

At the wheel, police officers would be able to track down any mobile lawbreaker, thanks to the BMW 6.6-litre twin-turbo V-12 that puts 603 hp (at 5,250 rpm) and 620 lb-ft of torque (between 1,650 and 5,000 rpm) to the road via an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic.

Alas, it’s the stuff of fantasy, as the car was a one-off creation for display at the popular Chichester Police Station Open Day, and has now been returned to its normal livery, with lights and Sussex Police decals removed, dispelling rumours at the event that it would be the Chief Constable’s new cruiser.

The Rolls-Royce ‘police car’ proved quite popular at the event, with an accompanying team from Rolls‑Royce collecting donations for Chestnut Tree House, the children's hospice for Sussex.