Carved in solid wood
Goodwood ( UK ), October 16, 2014
Who wants to have his Rolls - Royce finished with exquisite craftsmanship is maintained by the in-house Bespoke department. There, the employee will have his hands full trying to meet the demands for individualization: Currently almost every Phantom, 90 percent of all Wraith and 80 percent of the Ghost models are provided with at least one element from the Bespoke portfolio. But the team is not only working on the ideas of customers, but also their own projects to the wheels. Only in May 2014 was the Phantom Drophead Coupé " Water Speed Collection" presented a limited edition of 35 copies edition model in bright blue. It is reminiscent of the British car and boat racing driver Malcolm Campbell.
Approximately 494,000 euros
Now the British Nobel manufacturer ( 4 to 19 October 2014) the phantom presented at the Paris Motor Show in a " Metropolitan Collection". From this automobile with some artisanal features only 20 to be built, an exact price has not been announced yet. After a first tentative estimate of the Rolls - Royce - press department, it costs about 20 percent more than the 411,205 euros expensive production model, or about 494,000 euros.
Skyscrapers as a motive
The Metropolitan Collection will be a tribute to the world cities and for the interior with inlay work has been refined. So you can see on the rear - folding tables skyscraper in wood, which are formed from 500 individual parts. Since each individual cut, had to be colored and shaped, took to the fabrication of this motif several days. When the table is folded up, there is another picture shows. On the lid of the glove compartment an inlaid skyline can be seen, which was probably introduced into equally long time.
In the two rear seat backs can be found embroidered skyscrapers. Thus, the Skyscraper come good effect, the leather seats were stained in a special gray. An absolute eye-catcher is a handmade clock, on the rotating bezel are the names of 24 cities.
44,000 exterior colors
The choice of body paint would struggle most, as Rolls - Royce has 44,000 colors in the program. And who does not as easily find the right, can bring an object in his favorite color: The Bespoke department can reproduce any color and paint the car as desired. The Metropolitan Collection is nevertheless distinctive from the outside: In height the lower window edge is by hand drawn a line that is interrupted at the C - pillars of a decent skyline. (HD)