At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rolls-Royce will publicly unveil the Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection. The Landspeed Collection celebrates the records set by British engineer, Captain George Eyston, in Thunderbolt, which was powered by two Rolls-Royce R V12 aero engines.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection will take to the hillclimb up to four times a day in the exclusive ‘First Glance’ showcase. A Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge will join the cars in the ‘Michelin Supercar Run’. A selection of Bespoke commissions that includes Phantom, Ghost, Dawn, Wraith and Cullinan will be displayed on the Festival’s Laundry Green, adjacent to Goodwood House.
The Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection is presented in a specially created two-tone finish, which combines Black Diamond Metallic with a Bespoke Bonneville Blue hue. This specially developed color transitions under sunlight from light blue to silver, illustrating the reflections of both the vast sky over Bonneville and the crisp salt flats on Thunderbolt’s aluminum body.
The bespoke Phantom features Silver Haze exterior with black detailing. Inside, an imposing black colorway is applied to the headliner, doors, fascia and carpets, contrasted by Cashmere Grey panels on the seats and doors, alongside Charles Blue accents for the seat piping and linings of the door pockets. A Carbon Veil Gallery has been commissioned in collaboration with an artist renowned for his work with carbon fibre, Alastair Gibson.
The exterior of the new Ghost is the perfect canvas for the Submariner Blue surface finish. This deep hue is applied for the first time to a Rolls-Royce Ghost. Dark 21-inch ‘Shadow’ part-polished wheels ensure the chrome window surround for the glasshouse becomes a stand-out visual signature. Inside, Grace White leather enhances this refined aesthetic, while Navy Blue on the secondary panels of the seats, steering wheel, lambswool carpet, seatbelts and stitching details echo the exterior color.
Dawn is presented in a Verde Ermes, a deep Bespoke shade of green. The flanks of its bold coachwork are underscored by 21-inch wheels rendered in Anthracite Grey. An Aero Cowling transforms this Dawn into a two-seat roadster that attracts attention also with its Casden Tan interior.
For this year’s Festival of Speed, Rolls-Royce presents two new powerful creations from the Rolls-Royce Black Badge collection. A unique Black Badge Cullinan is presented in a dramatic Iced Magma Red hue. The signature Black Badge design flourishes, including a Spirit of Ecstasy in high-gloss dark chrome, blackened exterior brightwork, and exclusive 22-inch part-polished Black Badge wheels, embolden the exterior aesthetic. Inside, Mugello Red is contrasted against black seating details, carpets and a Shooting Starlight headliner. The second Black Badge model on display is a Wraith, its Iced Premiere Silver coachwork creates an almost monochromatic effect alongside the dark chrome Spirit of Ecstasy and 21-inch Black Badge wheels.