Uniquely Crafted Automobiles
Rolls-Royce is renowned for their unique and customized works of art. During its 110 years of existence, the opulent car manufacturer has manufactured many awe-inspiring rides for its customers, with 2021 proving to be no exception.
This past twenty-four months, Rolls-Royce had an array of bespoke constructions and tailor-made projects to mark. These were from outside and inside styling to unparalleled limited-edition iterations for customers desiring something extra. In recognition of each build, Rolls-Royce issued a roster of its 10 topmost bespoke creations from the year 2023.
The Cullinan Black Badge’s Blue Shadow coating is one of the greatest, new-for-2023 exterior tints. Still, this construct goes past a simply paint job. Drawing on the imperceptible Karman Line which sections off the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space, it boasts a bespoke starlight roofliner with a stitched embroidery of the moon’s surface encircled by 1,183 sparkling fiber optic “stars”. The leather used in its seats even has tailor made perforations intended to mimic like clouds. With over 75,000 individual perforations, it helps realize the desired appearance.
Created solely for Korea, these three custom Cullinan Black Badge models have the most bold colours of any Rolls-Royce model thus far. These new exterior shades – Acid Lime, sumptuous Indy Red, and Vivacious Tucana Purple – are designed to mirror the night life of Seoul.
This unique Cullinan was created particularly for the customer’s family to honor his birthday. The exterior sports an innovative Pearl Rose finish to complement the mother-of-pearl trimmings inside the interior. Rolls-Royce reports it is “one of the most expansive applications of mother-of-pearl in a motorcar,” with 1,351 separate items incorporated into the cabin, some of which are formed into a complex Arabic pattern.
Rolls-Royce crafted only 12 of their Ghost Amber Roads, a special edition paying homage to the widely renowned Amber Road. This ancient pathway was utilized for trading the mineral for more than 3,500 years, reflected in both the Starlight headliner and illuminated dashboard. As a tribute, the seating is fashioned in a caramel hue akin to that of amber, with the exterior adorned in a profound tolerance of amber.
A consumer showed off their brilliant concept (no pun intended) in a Rolls-Royce. Or perhaps, an interpretation of this concept that is. The ‘Ekleipsis’, a Ghost Black Badge, sports a custom Starlight headliner with 940 fiber optic “stars” assembled in a trendy circular design, paying homage to the solar eclipse and moon silhouette. When activated, the display remains visible for seven minutes and 31 seconds; coincidentally, the longest duration of a solar eclipse.
The dashboard on the automobile was given an eclipse theme with a variety of accents. Among them is a 1,486 laser-cut “stars” display representing the pattern of a complete solar eclipse. In the center is a special clock designed with an embedded 0.5 carat diamond in the frame.
“What’s a Rolls-Royce without some champagne?” This is the question that influencer Elinor Rose asked herself when she commissioned this unique Ghost with a custom pink exterior, aptly named after her well-known social media handle, @champagnerose. The car also features “Champagne Rose” sill plates, her logo customised throughout, and a pink Starlight headliner, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
This unique Ghost model is devoted to history. The special design pays homage to the city of Manchester and the Midland Hotel, the place where Charles Rolls and Henry Royce established the firm more than a century and seventeen years ago.
The dashboard boasts 10,000 laser-engraved marks which show an overhead perception of the metropolis of Manchester – with the greatest spot highlighting the Midland inn – while the seats have a distinct blue, black, and white finishing. The highlight, however, is the intricate Manchester Bee carved into the backrest – the city’s logo from more than 150 years.
Showcasing a plentiful palette, this Rolls-Royce Phantom features an entire watercolour painting gracing its dashboard. To pay homage to the picturesque Italian Cinque Terre stronghold, designers at Rolls-Royce digitally crafted a customised illustration of the idyllic Italian coastline and proceeded to painstakingly airbrush it onto the passenger-side dashboard, working purely by hand.
The inside of the car exhibits a unique Starlight headliner with more than 14,000 stitches employed to trace all of Italy, accompanied by five bigger “stars” emphasizing the most relevant areas. The back doors have an embellished grape branch , each with over 9,000 sewing, with modest grape logos tucked around the exterior.
Are you aware that the grounds of the Goodwood headquarters of Rolls-Royce is decorated with a beautiful flower garden? That’s what motivated this endeavour, which led to the production of the Rose Blossom Phantom. Over two hundred hours have been devoted by the Rolls-Royce designers to manually decorating the car with pink, red, yellow and white roses.
The dashboard and door panels bear an array of beguiling floral patterns, with four distinct types of butterflies tucked away amongst the blossoms. For the Starlight Headliner, custom embroidered flowers were chosen to complement the dash, and intricately carved roses grace the wooden paneling just beyond the rear seats. It truly is one of the most stunning cabins that any Rolls-Royce designer has ever created.
Rolls-Royce has labeled this the maximum intricate bespoke direction they have ever taken on. A collaborative effort with Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen, it took Rolls-Royce and her team a total of 700 hours to accomplish the “Weaving Water” look. We are convinced that this is true, considering the sorts of time and effort spent making this a reality.
This all begins with a singular sheet of metal that sits atop a piece of cloth, enabling the formation of a three-dimensional effect. It extends from the dashboard on the passenger side to the seats and Starlight headliner, each featuring 162 individually embedded glass pearls skillfully put in place by the artisans who are part of van Herpen’s team.
This one-of-a-kind example denotes the conclusion of the Rolls-Royce Wraith and its V12 motor. Just twelve specimens were made available around the world. The styling was modeled after Captain George Eyston, who achieved a land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats on September 16th, 1938.
The splendidly crafted Starlight roof reproduces the evening sky as it was on that special day using 2,117 fiber-optic stars. The laser-delineated door panels imitate the cracked surfaces of the barren salt pans, and a solitary sheet of dark coated aluminum can be found in the passenger-side dashboard featuring the iconic Rolls-Royce V12 logo.