A celebration of Bespoke.
Rolls-Royce is one of the most exclusive car manufacturers in the business. The British carmaker's products are adored by the rich and famous, and its craftsmanship and coach building are known the world over. As if vehicles like the Rolls-Royce Phantom aren't special enough, the manufacturer has started offering bespoke models to those lucky enough to afford the insane asking prices. One such car is the Boat Tail, which almost certainly had a price tag of eight figures.
Rolls-Royce will be showcasing some of its most unique bespoke cars at this year's Goodwood Festival Of Speed, including the public debut of the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection which celebrates the speed records set by Captain George Eyston in the R V12-powered Thunderbolt in the late 1930s.
The Black Badge Landspeed Collection will make its way up the hill climb four times a day to showcase not only the athletic prowess of these cars but also to show off their bespoke exteriors. The Wraith is presented with a unique two-tone finish that is a visual nod to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where Eyston set his record-breaking speed runs between 1937 and 1938 and consists of Black Diamond Metallic with a Bespoke Bonneville Blue hue. The Black Badge collection also features a unique interior with a starlight headliner that precisely depicts the night sky on 16 September 1938, when Eyston set his final land-speed record of 357.497 mph. The three record-breaking speeds are engraved on the front tunnel, as is the silhouette of his car.
The Rolls Royce Phantom will take center stage and will show off its Silver Haze exterior, and imposing black colorway headliner, doors, and carpets. Charles Blue accents for the seat piping and a Carbon Veil Gallery by artist Alastair Gibson are but a few of the interior features worth looking out for.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost display car features a Submariner Blue exterior, dark 21-inch 'Shadow' part-polished wheels, and a Grace White leather interior with Navy Blue accents.
The Rolls-Royce Dawn on display at the festival will feature 21-inch wheels rendered in Anthracite Grey, a Casden Tan interior, and a two-tone steering wheel. A Black Badge Cullinan will also make an appearance and features a dramatic Iced Magma Red exterior paint job, blackened exterior brightwork, and exclusive 22-inch part-polished Black Badge wheels. Rolls-Royce knows how to build special cars, and this collection is sure to steal a few glances.