The dramatic color palette for the Dawn, Wraith, and Cullinan was inspired by exotic plants and animals.
Over the last couple of years, special editions of Rolls-Royce models have showcased a less conservative side of the British marque. Black Badge editions of models like the Cullinan SUV and the Wraith coupe are perfect examples of this. These models have been defined by their darker paint colors and the replacement of traditional chrome with darker finishes, but Rolls-Royce has now introduced 'Neon Nights' versions of the Black Badge family.
Painted in dramatic neon-effect paint and said to draw inspiration from exotic plants and animals, these are some of the most striking examples of the Cullinan, Wraith, and Dawn we have seen.
A strong reception to the Pastel Collection of Rolls-Royces served as further motivation for the new Neon Nights models. For the Cullinan Black Badge, the Mirabeau Blue paint was inspired by the Rhetus periander exotic butterfly found in Central and South America. It's contrasted with an Arctic White leather interior with detailing in Lime Rock Green.
The Wraith, meanwhile, gets the full Lime Rock Green paint treatment outside - this color is said to be inspired by the Australian green tree frog. It's contrasted with a Scivaro Grey leather interior with accents and stitching in the same luminous Lime Rock Green hue.
Finally, there is the Dawn Black Badge coated in Eagle Rock Red paint; this shade can be found in the flowers of a Hawaiian evergreen tree that is native to the region. Inside, the Dawn boasts a Selby Grey leather cabin with piping and stitching in Koi Red. One of the most dramatic aspects of all the cars' interiors is the graphic in the Technical Fiber facia, with its neon glow that Rolls-Royce says "depicts the distortion of artificial light with speed."
"Neon Nights is a vibrant trilogy of Rolls-Royce Black Badges, whose inspiration comes from nature," said Sami Coultas, Bespoke Designer of Color & Trim at Rolls-Royce. "These limited hues show Black Badge bolder in color, appealing to patrons around the world who really do dare to be different."
The Neon Nights models will initially be created for customers in North America, while only three more examples of each color can be commissioned globally beyond the US.
As is often the case with Rolls-Royce, pricing for these models has not been announced but considering that the Cullinan Black Badge requires a $57,000 premium over the base $325,000 price of the regular Cullinan, these luminous versions are likely to come in at an even higher sum.