To mark over a decade of relationship with South Korea, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled a “Bespoke Collection for Korea” at the British Embassy in Seoul. Seoul has been home to Rolls-Royce since 2004, with the marque’s second showroom in Busan joining the Rolls-Royce family in September last year. The first of its kind for the marque in the country, the collection includes two special edition cars: Rolls-Royce Ghost Seoul Edition and Rolls-Royce Wraith Busan Edition. The design of the two tailor-made cars is inspired by the country’s largest cities, Seoul and Busan.
Rolls-Royce Ghost Seoul Edition and Rolls-Royce Wraith Busan Edition are one-off creations from the hands of dedicated designers and craftspeople at the marque’s home in Goodwood, England, crafted through an immersive commissioning process that Korean customers can enjoy at the recently opened Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Studio in Incheon.
Epitomizing the capital city, Rolls-Royce Ghost Seoul Edition is dressed in white and black set off by red and blue design elements. The Andalusian White exterior represents the color’s historical symbolism of purity and hope. Above a twin coachline in Cobalto Blue and Mugello Red sits a hand-painted motif capturing the silhouette of the iconic Namsan Seoul Tower, the passionate red traditionally balancing the calm blue.
The “Black tie with a twist” interior theme sees the contours of the Black leather being accentuated by contrasting Arctic White elements along with seat piping in the same Mugello Red and stitching in Cobalto Blue. Massage seats are wrapped in perforated leather for air ventilation while the plush headrest cushions are decorated with ‘RR’ monograms. The patron will find there the signature Rolls-Royce lambswool floormats, the Starlight Headliner and a sleek Piano Black fascia inlayed in silver with the bespoke Seoul Tower motif.
Rolls-Royce Wraith Busan Edition represents the coastal city, so its exterior is a Royal Blue and Jubilee Silver two-tone, conjuring up the shimmer of the surrounding sea and the juxtaposed glass edifices that tower gleaming over the harbor front. A single coachline in Blushing Pink darts across the shoulder line of the car and circles the blue wheel centers while an illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy adds further sophistication.
This lustrous theme continues inside, where seats bound in Selby Grey leather with Cobalto Blue accents are cocooned in a sea of Navy Blue, the Starlight Headliner glimmering above and Blushing Pink touches present in the stitching on the seats, instrument panel and ‘RR’ headrest monograms. The architectural motif features as an inlay in the centre of the Piano Black fascia and is also incorporated as an abstract embroidery on the leather waterfall between the rear seats, creating a perfect environment to enjoy the 1300W, 18-channel Bespoke Audio system.