A Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase has been chosen as the Race Director’s car at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The opulent motorcar, which boasts “all the dynamic prowess of Ghost in an indulgent extended wheelbase experience,” is one of two Rolls-Royce press fleet cars taking part in the UK’s famed festival this week.

Finished in midnight sapphire with a silver satin bonnet, the Ghost Extended Wheelbase will make short work of Goodwood’s notorious curves and hill climb, thanks to a V12 direct-injection power plant married to an eight-speed transmission.

As one would expect, power delivery is abundant yet effortless, with 563 hp available at the driver’s disposal and a 0-62 mph time of just five seconds.

Only when strictly necessary, of course—to outrun the hoi polloi, say…