When it comes to creating one-of-a-kind automobiles that transcend the ordinary, Rolls-Royce has always been at the forefront. Its latest bespoke creation, the Phantom ‘Inspired by Cinque Terre,’ pays homage to the mesmerizing beauty and rich viticultural heritage of the Italian Riviera.
The name ‘Cinque Terre’ translates to ‘Five Lands’ in Italian, and it refers to a breathtaking stretch of the Ligurian coast in northern Italy. Here, perched dramatically on cliffsides, five centuries-old fishing villages – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore – overlook the Mediterranean. These villages are renowned worldwide not only for their scenic charm but also for their steeply terraced vineyards, which have made a significant mark in the world of winemaking.
The influence of Cinque Terre’s stunning vineyards is woven into the very fabric of the Phantom ‘Inspired by Cinque Terre.’ The exterior of this exceptional motor car is finished in a deep and lustrous Ligurian blue, adorned with a hand-applied double coachline in Navy Blue and Jasmine. What makes it truly unique is the delicate grape motif that dances across its exterior, celebrating the viticultural heritage of the region.
Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by an interior that exudes timeless elegance. Grace White and Navy Blue leather, complemented by Jasmine accents, create an inviting and harmonious ambiance. The pièce de résistance, however, is the delicate grape-branch embroidery on the rear doors. With a total of 9,215 stitches employing two different techniques, this intricate design brings each grape to life with a lifelike tone and a lustrous quality. The grape leaf, on the other hand, employs a flatter tatami stitch, enhancing its tactile qualities and creating a beautiful textural contrast.
The grapes motif isn’t confined to the doors; it also graces the stainless steel and gold-plated inlay on the picnic tables. Meticulously handcrafted, these inlays feature a sparkle-infused Milori blue base, which is then precisely adorned with the grape design, creating a seamless and visually captivating finish.
Look up, and you’ll discover the Bespoke Starlight Headliner, enriched with a map of Italy embroidered in an astounding 14,338 individual stitches. Here, five glowing stars meticulously positioned by hand represent the Cinque Terre villages along the coastline. This intricate design required over a month of dedicated craftsmanship, with the Bespoke Collective fine-tuning every detail to create a shimmering yet delicate depiction of Italy’s outline.
The motor car’s expansive fascia houses an awe-inspiring Gallery featuring specially commissioned artwork. This masterpiece captures the colors, architecture, and vibrant character of Cinque Terre by amalgamating elements from all five villages. First digitally sketched and then airbrushed by hand using water-based acrylic paint, it achieves a level of detail that astonishes. The painting is sealed with multiple coats of clear lacquer and strategically positioned within the Gallery to ensure that its exquisite details are easily visible to all occupants.
Even the glove compartment holds a surprise. Inside, silver debossing depicts the five villages, providing a final flourish that showcases the attention to detail and dedication to excellence that defines this extraordinary motor car.
Phantom ‘Inspired by Cinque Terre’ has found its place in the collection of a discerning client who recognizes the rarity and uniqueness of this commission. This extraordinary motor car will never be replicated, making it a true collector’s item and a lasting tribute to the enchanting allure of Cinque Terre.
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