Salon Privé, an exclusive Concours d’Elégance, is the five-day event that will be held on the hallowed South Lawn at Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancestral home of Winston Churchill, from September 1 to September 5. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase two highly Bespoke commissions of Black Badge Wraith and Black Badge Cullinan, each epitomizes a client’s aesthetic sensibilities.
Black Badge is alter ego of the Rolls-Royce brand. This permanent Bespoke series, which is available for Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan, combines a noire aesthetic with highly contemporary interior materials. For Salon Privé 2021, Rolls-Royce presents two powerful expressions of Black Badge Cullinan and Black Badge Wraith, inspired by its clients’ desires.
The exterior coachwork of Black Badge Cullinan is dressed in a highly contemporary Bespoke Verde Ermes green. The car features a dark chrome Spirit of Ecstasy, blackened stainless steel exterior treatment and exclusive 22-inch part-polished Black Badge wheels. For the interior, Havana trim has been selected for the seats, which is contrasted by Tan leather panels alongside Cashmere Grey accents for the seat piping.
The Black Badge Wraith features bold Iced Premiere Silver coachwork, the dark chrome Spirit of Ecstasy and 21-inch part-carbon fibre Black Badge wheels. In contrast, the interior color treatment incorporates the marque’s vivid Mugello Red.
As in previous years, Rolls-Royce will lead the Tour Privé. For 2021, this rolling concourse will incorporate a 120-mile tour of the Cotswolds, led by Rolls-Royce Ghost. Presented in a deep Salamanca Blue, the car’s interior is wrapped in a Cashmere Grey leather with Navy Blue on the secondary panels of the seats, steering wheel and Cobalto Blue seat piping echoing the exterior color. Spanning the fascia and topping the centre console between the front seats is Circassian Walnut with a rich open-pore texture that introduces a natural aura to Ghost’s contemporary interior suite.
In addition, visitors attending the event at Blenheim Palace will witness of the marque’s British showroom specialists, each of whom has created concepts for Ghost and Phantom. These seven design studies demonstrate the extensive scope of the marque’s craft, design and engineering competencies. Attendees at Salon Privé in the VIP area will see design renders, leather swatches and paint samples of these highly Bespoke cars for the first time.
Other cars attending Salon Privé include a Black Badge Wraith, Black Badge Dawn and Ghost, which will be available for test drives.