This one-of-one marvel celebrates the region’s scenic beauty.
When luxury automaker Rolls-Royce decides to pay tribute to a region as beautiful as Italy’s Cinque Terre, you can bet it’s going to be nothing short of extraordinary. Known for sparing no expense and refusing to cut corners when it comes to luxury, opulence, craftsmanship, and design, the company has recently unveiled its Phantom ‘Inspired by Cinque Terre,’ a one-of-one bespoke creation that celebrates the scenic beauty and viticultural charm of the Italian Riviera. What sets this car apart from others in the opulent Rolls-Royce lineup is its meticulous attention to detail—every stitch, every paint stroke, and every inlay tells a story, making it one of the many bespoke masterpieces Rolls-Royce has earned a reputation for creating.
Cinque Terre, or ‘Five Lands’ in Italian, is a coastal region located in northern Italy’s Liguria. It’s a series of five picturesque fishing villages—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore—that are renowned for their steep terraced vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean. These charming terrains have been intricately captured and celebrated through bespoke features sprinkled throughout the Phantom.
The vehicle’s exterior is dressed in a mesmerizing Ligurian blue, complemented by a double Coachline in Navy Blue and Jasmine, and sealed with a delicate motif depicting a bunch of grapes—a nod to the region’s winemaking culture. The plush interior is a blend of Grace White and Navy Blue leather, further elevated by Jasmine accents. A unique grape-branch embroidery graces the rear doors, stitched using two distinct techniques to bring the design to life. It’s an artisanal accomplishment involving more than 9,000 meticulously placed stitches.
This bespoke Phantom’s opulence goes deeper than the surface. The car’s picnic tables offer an intricate inlay, featuring a combination of stainless steel and gold plating. Each table is first painted in Milori blue, given a clear lacquer seal, and then hand-polished to perfection. The laborious process ensures a smooth, seamless finish, radiating the luster and depth that one would expect from a Rolls-Royce.
And let’s not forget about the Bespoke Starlight Headliner, a feature that has become synonymous with Rolls-Royce luxury. This masterpiece is adorned with an embroidered map of Italy and illuminated by five gently glowing stars that mark the Cinque Terre villages. Achieving this required more than 14,000 individual stitches and a month’s worth of design iterations to ensure perfection.
Within the car’s expansive fascia lies a specially commissioned artwork encapsulating the vivid colors and unique architecture of Cinque Terre. Crafted using a combination of digital sketching and hand-applied water-based acrylic paint, the piece brings together elements from each of the five cliffside villages that comprise the iconic Cinque Terre region.
As a cherry on top, a silver debossing depicting the five villages is carefully tucked inside the glove compartment. It’s yet another layer of storytelling, emblematic of Rolls-Royce’s commitment to bespoke luxury.
This Rolls-Royce Phantom ‘Inspired by Cinque Terre’ is a lavish tribute to one of Italy’s most iconic regions. It’s a masterpiece that melds automotive artistry with cultural heritage—demonstrating that in the world of luxury cars, the most marvelous elements are truly in the details. With this one-of-a-kind vehicle, which will never be replicated, already nestled in its commissioning client’s collection, it serves as a timeless representation of what Rolls-Royce can achieve in the realm of custom luxury.
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