2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge First Drive: Ominous Opulence

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2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge First Drive: Ominous Opulence

Driving a car worth nearly $500,000 is a great way to attract attention, especially from law enforcement. During our first drive of the 2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge, a wrong turn away from the programmed drive route took us near the US-Mexico border and landed a surprise encounter with a handful of concerned border patrol agents.

In theory, the Black Badge and its all-black aesthetic should’ve flown under the radar better than a chromed-out Rolls with sparkly paint. However, once a border patrol agent leaning over the window of a Volkswagen Vento caught a glimpse of this sinister sedan, it didn’t take long for us to get flagged into an immigration checkpoint.

After explaining that the fleet of $500,000 all-black Ghost’s roaming the area was, in fact, not a movie villain meetup, they eventually let us go. While this encounter thankfully didn’t escalate, it proved that even at a distance, the Ghost Black Badge is instantly recognizable as something expensive with an ominous aesthetic.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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