Starting 1st September 2021, the jet-setting group from the upper echelons of life attend the Salon Privé, an exclusive Concours d’Elégance in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
To match the tone of luxury at this gathering., Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase two highly Bespoke commissions of Black Badge Wraith and Black Badge Cullinan.
Both these exclusive cars are an expression of a client’s aesthetic sensibilities and a showcase of the marque’s Bespoke capabilities.
One should not mistake the ROLLS-ROYCE BLACK BADGE with other such Black Editions or Dark versions. This is no ‘ordinary’ black. It is a Rolls Royce Black Badge.
Launched in 2016, Black Badge represents a subversive alter ego of the Rolls-Royce brand. It also represents the first time that Bespoke personalisation extended from the design studio into the marque’s engineering centre. This permanent Bespoke series, which is available for Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan.
For Salon Privé 2021, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents two powerful expressions of Black Badge Cullinan and Black Badge Wraith, inspired by its clients’ desires.
The Black Badge Cullinan is has its exteriors finished in a highly contemporary Bespoke Verde Ermes green. A dark chrome Spirit of Ecstasy, blackened stainless steel exterior treatment and exclusive 22-inch part-polished Black Badge wheels complete the aesthetic. For the interior, Havana trim has been selected for the seats, which is contrasted by Tan leather panels alongside Cashmere Grey accents for the seat piping.
The Black Badge Wraith on display showcases Rolls Royce’s surface finish capabilities with bold Iced Premiere Silver coachwork, creating an almost monochromatic effect alongside the dark chrome Spirit of Ecstasy and 21-inch part-carbon fibre Black Badge wheels. In contrast, the interior colour treatment incorporates the marque’s vivid Mugello Red.
Rolls-Royce Ghost, the latest iteration of the most successful product in the marque’s storied 117-year history, is presented in a deep Salamanca Blue. Inside, a Cashmere Grey leather creates a clean and simple aesthetic, reflecting the Post Opulent philosophy that underpins Ghost, while Navy Blue on the secondary panels of the seats, steering wheel and Cobalto Blue seat piping echo the exterior hue. Spanning the fascia and topping the centre console between the front seats is Circassian Walnut with a rich open-pore texture that introduces a natural aura to Ghost’s contemporary interior suite.
Some of us might feel a bit left out or left behind when reading through these words. Truth be told, words alone can never suffice to describe these opulent, luxurious examples of engineering marvel. So a thousand words can fail to describe every bit of this craftsmanship.
What is equivalent to a thousand words? Well, pictures! Head over to the gallery to witness some of these amazing bespoke variants of the Rolls Royce legacy.
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If you are still not sure, what exactly makes the Rolls Royce so special – keep an eye out on our History of Brands section.