For over a century, Rolls-Royce has remained the byword for automotive luxury and has continued to amaze everyone by pushing the limits of opulence with every new model, especially those built by the Bespoke division. Remember the special Phantoms commissioned by Stephen Hung and finished in paint infused with pure gold? Now, the guys at Goodwood have excelled themselves with their latest bespoke version of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, called the Ghost Elegance.
Taking the idea of opulence to crazy new heights, Rolls-Royce has created the “unimaginable” by coating the car in paint that has real diamond dust mixed in. Apparently the Bespoke division has used powder from 1,000 crushed diamonds to make an altogether new shade called Diamond Stardust. Commissioned by a “connoisseur of luxury”, the literally precious car will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show that’s under way now.
Apparently, it took Goodwood’s Technical Laboratory team two months to formulating the best way to mix real diamonds in the paint. Once the mixing process was sorted and the paint applied, an extra final layer of lacquer was added to protect the diamond particles during the hand-polishing process.
Apart from the extraordinary paint job, the Ghost Elegance also gets other special touches such as a coachline applied by master coachline painter, Mark Court, with a squirrel-hair paint brush. The 21in wheels are hand-painted with a Mugello Red pinstripe, while the Spirit of Ecstasy is uplit. The bespoke interior sees black leather seats with accents of Mugello Red stitching up front, and Selby Grey soft leather with Mugello Red stitching and piping at the back.