This is the first time ever the Spirit of Ecstasy has been made of carbon fiber.
We’re no stranger to special edition Rolls-Royce vehicles, but this time it’s quite unique. Introducing the latest Black Badge collection, consisting of 40 Wraith coupes and 30 Dawn convertibles, all called Adamas. These bespoke models are, more or less, a darker-themed collection to celebrate the “darker side of contemporary craftsmanship, expertly weaving a dark aesthetic of unbreakable carbon structures.” Each car features the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament machine in carbon fiber for the first time in history.
In fact, she is engineered from 294 layers of aerospace grade carbon fiber that takes 68 hours to produce with a technical weave angle of exactly 25 degrees. For these special editions, the ornament features the words ‘Black Badge Adamas’ as well as the infinity logo. As for the rest of the cars, the Dawn features a mandarin orange interior while the Wraith comes finished in Cobalt Blue. The exteriors, as Rolls-Royce explains, are essentially darkened versions of these colors, creating a Aphrodite Red over Black and Morpheus Blue over Black, respectively. Both are reportedly the first two-tone Black Badge cars so far. Buyers have the option of swapping color combos between either the coupe or convertible.
The front grille on both cars has also been slightly tweaked, thanks to black grille vanes added to the darkened grille surround of the Black Badge. The interior, as expected, is brilliant. The clock is encrusted with 88 laboratory-grown black diamonds. They are mounted on a carbon fiber back-plate, while the face of the clock itself has machined aluminum chaplets and a polished aluminum inner bezel. The Wraith’s starlight headliner, without question one of the coolest features from Rolls-Royce today, has 1,340 individual fiber optic lights configured as though they’re forming a carbon molecular structure as it morphs into a diamond.
Other bespoke features include an illuminated tread plate that has the car’s model and edition name as well as build number. Official pricing for each car was not listed, but if you can’t afford even a “base” Wraith or Dawn, don’t even bother inquiring.