Rolls-Royce reveals three extravagant bespoke models as it promotes its bespoke service
7 March 2017

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance is heading up a trio of three distinctive bespoke Rolls-Royce models at Geneva motor show this year, alongside the Wraith Black Badge and Dawn Inspired by Fashion.

The Ghost Elegance is the first car to be finished in paint made from crushed diamonds. The lustrous finish, which took two months to create, is called Diamond Stardust, and contains 1000 crushed diamonds.

The exterior of the one-off car is finished off with hand applied coach lines along its sides. The premium quality finish continues on the interior, which is clad in leather and has a Tudor Oak dashboard.

Dawn Inspired by Fashion, a collection of three vehicles, has been created by the Home of Rolls-Royce in West Sussex. All three are mostly finished in Andalusian White paint, and each has a contrasting colour on its folding fabric roof: Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue and Mandarin. The design is said to have been inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.

In contrast, the Wraith Black Badge bespoke car is aimed at risk-takers and it said to represent the edgier alter ego of the Rolls-Royce brand. The regular Wraith is the most driver-focused car in the Rolls-Royce range, and this Black Badge model adds an extra 52lb ft of torque to its 623bhp engine. It also has a redesigned air suspension set-up, new drive shafts and an uprated eight-speed automatic transmission.

To distinguish it from other cars on the outside, the Black Badge has blackened brightwork.

An art installation in the shape of the Rolls-Royce muse bonnet mascot will also on display on the Rolls-Royce stand at Geneva. The work of Belgian artist Charles Kaisin, the piece is more than three metres tall and is made up of 3000 identical origami pieces.  

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Claire Evans

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6 March 2017
" ... each has a contrasting colour on its folding fabric roof: Mugello Red, Cobalto Blue and Mandarin. The design is said to have been inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian" - No, the design is not inspired by Mondrian, instead RR simply took the colours that Mondrian used in his paintings. That is nothing inspiring about that. And as Mondrian tends to (though not always) use all three colours in his paintings, does it mean that one should also buy three Dawns, one in each colour? Sad to see RR going down the vulgarity route of Bentley.

6 March 2017
"The Ghost Elegance is the first car to be finished in paint made from crushed diamonds. The lustrous finish, which took two months to create, is called Diamond Stardust, and contains 1000 crushed diamonds." I had to read this three times just to make sure it was what I had read the first time. Is this where the human race is at now? Consuming the world's resources to mine diamonds so they can be mercilessly crushed to make sparkly paint for Rolls Royces?

6 March 2017
What have Rolls sunk to, producing "limited editions" once upon a time all RR vehicles had bespoke bodies built by coach builders chosen by the customer,these editions aren't really in the same league,are they?

7 March 2017
Relax, it's just coal dust.

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