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Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection

A limited run of 55 exquisitely bespoke Wraiths conceptualised by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke design team and decorated with star constellations.

Mar 29, 2018 | By LUXUO

Rolls-Royce Collection cars are limited edition expressions of ultra-luxurious, Bespoke masterpieces from Goodwood, conceptualised by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke design team and created for connoisseurs of the ultimate luxury car. In bold expression of carmaking’s highest, most recognisable luxury vehicle, Rolls-Royce unveils the Wraith Luminary Collection in a Limited edition of 55 Bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraiths.

Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection

The Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection joins the highly exclusive ranks of imminently collectible Bespoke Rolls-Royce masterpieces. The exterior coat of these high fantasy carriages are inspired by the golden hour’s sunrays, the result is a sombre grey which is enlivened by rich copper tones, giving the classically elegant paint job, named Sunburst Grey, a deep emotive warmth like dawn’s early rays.

“Wraith Luminary is a stunning Collection Car. It speaks directly of our contemporary Rolls-Royce brand – progressive and trailblazing; the pinnacle in hand-crafted luxury. This is a motor car that celebrates visionaries who achieve eminence in their respective fields. Indeed, this collection is for the world’s luminaries.” – Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Artisanal details like hand-painted Sunburst Motif coachline, hand-painted Wake Channel Lines on the Wraith’s bonnet and pinstripes applied to the wheel centres, each in Saddlery Tan, bearing reference to the interior leather,  add to the allure of the pinnacle of motoring, the new Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection.

Open the carriage doors of this bespoke edition of Rolls-Royce Wraith and one is completely taken with this statement of modern luxury, as light flows from the front into the rear passenger compartment.

The Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection’s defining feature, Tudor Oak wood, sourced from the forests of the Czech Republic, are selected for its depth of colour and the density of the grain structure; here the exquisite Oak is illuminated for the first time. The intricately perforated design in the unique Tudor Oak veneer allows the light of 176 LEDs to blaze a mesmerizing pattern, among them, a facsimile of a shooting star, at the touch of a button. Linked to the controls of the starlight headliner, the cabin’s veneer surrounds the occupants of the highly bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection vehicle in an ambient glow of light.

It’s a design element replicated dramatically to the cabin roof of the new Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary in the form of brilliant shooting stars: a handwoven configuration of 1340 fibre optic lights, which act as a glittering night sky, takes a bold new step as it incorporates shooting stars into the constellation; a playful display of light that creates wonderment and awe for the car’s passengers. Taking nearly 20 hours to configure, eight shooting stars fire at random, predominantly over the front seats, in recognition of the Wraith Luminary’s owner-driver appeal.

Wraith Luminary’s cockpit is trimmed in Saddlery Tan, though the rear seats contrast in Anthracite leather, thus highlighting the prominence of the driver’s position. Contrast piping and stitching masterfully marry the front aesthetic to the rear. Alternatively, a more dramatic contrast for a bespoke Wraith Luminary can be selected by specifying Seashell coloured leather in the rear, both of which will be perfectly coalesced by the inclusion of a two-tone steering wheel.

Though the Goodwood marque is steeped in heritage traditions, the new Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary is evolutionary and progressive – hand-woven stainless steel fabric, a highly contemporary and innovative new technique in luxury craft, is appointed to the central transmission tunnel and door panniers, contrasting the Tudor Oak wood and Saddlery Tan leather.

Incorporating strands, which are 0.08mm to 0.19mm in diameter, this technical fibre is woven in a pattern oriented at precisely 45 degrees, to complement the lines of the interior and provide a uniform appearance throughout the passenger compartment when viewed from either side.

Taking three days to produce in a ‘clean room’ environment, the fabric is manipulated to cloak the centre console, modified from use in an industrial environment to create a finish befitting the interior of a Rolls-Royce motor car, refracting the light of the unique illuminated paneling in the doors. As a final touch, the car’s tread plates bear the provenance of this unique collection. ‘Wraith Luminary Collection – One of Fifty-Five’ is engraved in hand-polished stainless steel.

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