2022 was the most successful year for Rolls-Royce Bespoke in the marque’s 118-year history. Last year, clients from around the world took advantage of the virtually limitless possibilities of Bespoke personalization, resulting in a record total value of commissions for a single year.
Driven by clients’ wishes and tastes, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective created some of the most exquisite examples of Bespoke motor cars. Every vehicle was hand-built at Goodwood. The ten examples shown below are a very small selection of the marvelous creations designed and hand-built at the Home of Rolls-Royce.
Phantom ‘The Six Elements’
‘The Six Elements’ series includes a unique artwork hand-painted by Sacha Jafri. Known for his ‘Magical Realism’ style, the world-renowned British artist created emotional and colourful pieces distilling the most potent components of nature: Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Air alongside the sixth element, Humanity. This unique artistic project raised $1.2m for charity.
Aurora Borealis Wraiths
Inspired by Aurora Borealis, these two Bespoke Wraiths capture the ethereal splendour of this natural wonder. The Bespoke Collective developed two new paint hues – Aurora Blue and Borealis Green – reflecting the iridescent beauty of the night-time polar display. Inside, each Wraith has multicoloured Starlight Headliners with a constellation of blue, green and white fibreoptic ‘stars’.
Phantom Paisley Gallery
This one-off Gallery illustrates a stitched artwork reinterpreting the intricate paisley motif. Entirely hand-embroidered using Navy Blue, Arctic White and Forge Yellow thread, it includes 90,000 individual stitches, blending run stitching and satin bordering to create texture, and took over 40 hours to complete. Each piece consists of three seamlessly connected elements, positioned with millimeter-perfect precision.
Cullinan Frozen Lakes
The fascia and the picnic tables of these Bespoke Cullinans are hand-painted with a motif inspired by the patterns of cracked ice, with multiple layers painted in different colors, then coated and polished to create a three-dimensional effect. Achieving a similar effect on the Bespoke Starlight Headliner took a further 18 hours. The exterior is finished in sparkling Crystal over Midnight Sapphire and Blue Crystal over Arctic, capturing the sharpness, shimmer and depth of the ice surfaces.
Phantom Sapphire Astrum Gallery
Astrum’s exquisite one-off Gallery features a starburst motif in which solid silver spears shine from a diamond set in platinum before terminating in pear-cut sapphires. The backing is engraved with a guilloché effect in Bleu de Nuit, a rich sapphire lacquer that intensifies the precious stones’ magnificent colors. The Gallery clock’s sterling silver surround is also decorated with a guilloché pattern, with a matching Sapphire Blue lacquer overlay giving depth and iridescence to the clockface.
Pebble Beach Collection Ghosts
Created to showcase Bespoke capabilities at the world-famous Pebble Beach gathering in California, these two Ghosts feature the iridescent finishes – Crystal over Sagano Green and a shimmering finish with gold mica flakes over Sequoia Green. This remarkable depth of color is achieved using six layers of finish, each polished by hand. Before the two final clear coatings are added, the Crystal finish is applied, with minute particles of color specks creating a multi-dimensional shimmer.
This one-off Phantom is inspired by the Singapore Orchid. Created by award-winning artist, Helen Amy Murray, a hand-sculpted Gallery features three-dimensional flowers made entirely of silk. The orchid motif continues in the rear picnic table inlays and treadplates. The exterior Singapore Orchid Pearl White paint was combined with a tint of violet and fine glass particles to create a beautiful pearlescent effect, further enhanced with an Orchid coachline.
Fux Bright Yellow Dawn
This juicy Bespoke Dawn belongs to a car collector and long-standing patron of the brand, Michael Fux. The glorious Fux Bright Yellow, which has been exclusively created for his use, is celebrated throughout every element of the motor car, including the vibrant exterior finish, leather upholstery, top stitch, two-tone steering wheel, and colored wheel centers.
Named after the silver-white finish of platinum, the Phantom Palatino Bespoke car’s interior includes two different fabrics – one created in an Italian mill to combine durability with a gloriously luxurious appearance, the other derived from bamboo fibres and selected for its lustrous finish. Both materials share an original repeating pattern based on an abstract interpretation of the Spirit of Ecstasy; this motif is echoed in the Gallery. The Starlight Headliner is a one-off design in which the ‘stars’ draw the eye rearwards, with shooting stars following the pattern’s sweeping arc.
Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion
The ‘Cullinan – Inspired by Fashion’ Bespoke collection includes two sets of four cars reflecting different aspects of fashion. The Re-Belle vehicles celebrate block color with Lime Green, Gunmetal, Wildberry and Arctic White external finishes, and interiors featuring Lime Green or Peony Pink accents. The Fu‑Shion cars are finished in Military Green, Burnout Grey, Forge Yellow and Tempest Grey with Mandarin or Forge Yellow contrasts inside. The bespoke vehicles boast the all-new Starlight Tailgate that sees 192 softly illuminated stars integrated into the perforated leather upholstery.
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