The ultra-luxury automotive experience is limited to just 25 masterpieces.
Rolls-Royce has always been synonymous with unparalleled luxury and sophistication. But their latest reveal, the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection, takes this concept to a cosmic level. Limited to just 25 examples, this highly Bespoke collection draws its inspiration from the celestial event of a solar eclipse. In doing so, Rolls-Royce engineers and artisans have woven the drama, spectacle, and mystery of this astronomical marvel into every inch of these vehicles.
The exterior of each Ghost Ékleipsis is an artwork in itself. Its Lyrical Copper color contains a powdered copper pigment that shifts from darkness to iridescent brilliance, depending on how the light catches it. Details like Mandarin inserts beneath the iconic Pantheon Grille and hand-painted coachlines serve as a tribute to the solar eclipse’s awe-inspiring phases.
Once inside, the cabin shows off a bespoke, detailed, and expertly crafted finish. The animated Starlight Headliner offers a sense of theater, darkening and lighting up in a mesmerizing sequence that replicates the solar eclipse. An impressive 940 ‘stars’ represent the corona during totality, surrounded by an additional 192 stars that emulate the otherworldly phenomenon of seeing stars during the day. Engineered to precision, this extraordinary feature took over a year and three prototypes to perfect.
But the celestial narrative doesn’t end there. The fascia, illuminated and adorned with 1,846 laser-etched ‘stars,’ is a showpiece timeline of a solar eclipse, painstakingly designed over 100 hours. To crown it all, the fascia also holds a Bespoke timepiece inset with a half-carat diamond, evoking the rare ‘Diamond Ring’ effect seen during an eclipse. It’s the first time Rolls-Royce has integrated a gemstone into a clock’s bezel, and it passed rigorous tests to ensure its secure placement.
The pièce de résistance? The Panoramic Sunset bi-colored and perforated leather seats that encapsulate the 360-degree twilight effect experienced during the eclipse’s totality. Over 200,000 individual perforations create a visually staggering effect, achieved through computational design tools and refined manually over seven iterations.
Every one of these 25 masterpieces has already been allocated to some of the marque’s most esteemed clients worldwide. With the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection, Rolls-Royce has eclipsed conventional definitions of luxury, delivering an automotive experience that is truly out of this world.
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