Opulence Alert: 5 Outrageous Rolls-Royce Special Editions

Opulence Alert: 5 Outrageous Rolls-Royce Special Editions

Rolls-Royce takes the world of bespoke ultra-luxury vehicles to a whole new level.

Some say that death and taxes are the only things in this world that are certain, but you can go ahead and add ridiculoud Rolls-Royce special edition models to the list. Over the years, the British automaker has created some incredible special-edition models and here’s a list of just the recent ones.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith – History of Rugby


The latest creation is the Rolls-Royce Wraith – History of Rugby. On the outside, the Wraith’s English White paint scheme pays homage to the white rugby shirt worn at Rugby School, a tradition continued today by the England rugby team. The vehicle’s signature shoulder line has been accented by a hand-applied coachline in deep green, featuring an English rose motif in red. You see, the red rose has been an evocative feature of English rugby since 1971 and you can also find the red rose embroidered on the headrests of the seats inside. Piano Black veneer is found on the dash while the center panel has been delicately inlaid with the English rose.

Rolls-Royce Wraith – Inspired by Music


The Rolls-Royce Wraith – Inspired by Music was announced featuring a Lyrical Copper exterior finish that hints at the use of copper in high-end audio systems. Most of the highlights can be found inside the cabin with re-imagined speaker grilles finished in copper with the words “Bespoke Audio” engraved in them. Copper-colored door inserts can also be seen inside while the door panniers and floor mats are made from finely-woven leather.

Of course the audio system has been thoroughly upgraded as well with a 1,300-watt 18-channel system featuring two subwoofers, seven tweeters and seven mid-range speakers. Two “exciter” speakers have also been hand-fitted in the car’s headliner.

Rolls-Royce Wraith – Inspired by Fashion


This is the Rolls-Royce Wraith – Inspired by Fashion. The exterior boasts a two-tone Andalucian White and Arctic White finish and can be ordered with a choice of accent color of Jasmine, Tailored Purple or Mugello Red. Like the other special edition Rolls-Royce models, most of the changes are found in the cabin with the Inspired by Fashion Wraith boasting fine silks in the car’s front and rear door pockets. There was also a unique application of wood to the dash, with the lacquering process along taking nine days to complete, according to Rolls-Royce. The Bespoke Clock was also styled exclusively to emit a pearl effect, reminiscent of silk fabrics.

Rolls-Royce Wraith – Inspired by Film


With fashion and music having inspired the Rolls-Royce Wraith, next up is film. Having starred in numerous films over the years, the Rolls-Royce Wraith Inspired by Film reflects the silver screen through a unique two-tone Silver and Jubilee Silver paint scheme. On the inside, the Anthracite leather interior has been accented with Casden Tan to mimic a super hero’s costume. There is also a pin sharp aluminum band through the Maccassar Ebony open pore panelling. Rolls-Royce cars have been featured in hits such as GoldfingerThe Thomas Crowne Affair and The Great Gatsby.

Rolls-Royce Serenity Phantom Extended Wheelbase


Last, but not least, is the Rolls-Royce Serenity Phantom Extended Wheelbase that debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. The one-off special edition started in China, where Rolls-Royce sourced unspun silk thread and had it hand-dyed by the Chinese craftspeople who have been creating beautiful silks for centuries. From there, it was transported to one of Britain’s oldest mills so that it could be hand-woven into just 10 meters of fabric, with the numerous colors of silk thread painstakingly blended into the highest quality wrap to result in the lustrous Smoke Green color you see above. The blossom motif was then added before the final touch of detailed petal-by-petal of crimson blossoms was hand painted directly onto the silk.

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