Rolls-Royce says that nearly a third of the cars it sells receive the Black Badge treatment. In the five years since the carmaker introduced the Black Badge series, it has become an enormous hit. So, exclusive as the brand may be, they’re now giving the public what they want and adding the Black Badge treatment to the new Ghost sedan in 2022.

To finish the Ghost Black Badge in the dark black paint job, Rolls-Royce uses 100 pounds of black paint, and the process takes up to five hours. Then the car receives two layers of clear coat and is hand polished. The Spirit of Ecstasy and grille are then coated with a special chrome electrolyte and also polished by hand to create a black chrome finish. Black Badge models ride on a set of unique 21-inch carbon fiber wheels, and the brand lightly tints the wheels so the 44-layer carbon weave is still visible on the rims.

The new Ghost has an updated interior with new digital instruments, and it places emphasis on materials such as metal, wood, and leather. The Black Badge infinity logo is etched into the trim above the rear seat champagne cooler, and, of course, there’s the starlit headliner, a Rolls-Royce staple.

For 2021, standard Ghost models are powered by a 563-hp 6.7-liter V-12. The Black Badge increases output to 592 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The ZF eight-speed transmission and throttle were also specifically tuned for the Black Badge models to enhance the increased power from the 12-cylinder engine, Rolls says.

The new Ghosts have all-wheel drive, air springs, and rear-axle steering. Customers can order their own Ghost Black Badge now. Pricing is supposed to start around $400,000