Rolls-Royce is taking bespoke to new heights with its all-new Wraith Luminary collection. The highly limited series contains just 55 automobiles, showcasing the first-ever shooting star liner and stainless steel hand-woven fabric constructed into the cabin, all while debuting an illuminated wooden paneling and Sunburst Grey paint.
The automobile is like its very own planetarium on wheels, as a result of a starlight headliner dreamt up by the men and women at the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective in Goodwood, West Sussex. This is a handwoven construction of 1,340 fiber-optic lights resembling the night sky — as well as the occasional shooting star — plus it takes 20 hours to be configured correctly. Rolls-Royce states eight shooting stars fire randomly, primarily above the front seats.
A Wraith from the Luminary Collection starts off with a “normal” Wraith which is first painted in Sunburst Grey, that is a flat grey tone that, once kissed by the sun, transforms and dazzles with rich copper hues. The alluring paintjob is then accentuated with a hand-painted Sunburst Motif coachline, and pinstripes put on the spinning wheel centers which always keep upright.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “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.”
The Wraith Luminary’s cockpit is trimmed in saddlery tan, with the rear seats in anthracite leather, highlighting the prominence of the driver’s position. Contrast piping and stitching marry the front aesthetic to the rear. Conversely, an even more dramatic contrast may be chosen by specifying seashell colored leather in the rear, as both versions are going to be perfectly coalesced by the inclusion of a two-tone steering wheel. Last but not least, the Wraith’s tread plates feature a 1 of 50 engraving, further indicating the bespoke design.
Since its inception, the Wraith has pulled in the support of visionaries that are attracted to the promise of near limitless power and its hauntingly rakish fast-back design. The success of Wraith in attracting a new generation of drivers to the marque is reflected in this distinctive motor car’s masterfully incorporated, innovative expressions of pure luxury.
With merely 55 automobiles due for production, count on a substantial price increase on the standard Wraith’s £240,768 starting price. In regular Rolls-Royce fashion, the one of a kind specifications of each and every version will almost certainly make certain no two cars cost the same. Also check out the other bespoke Rolls-Royce, the Dawn Black Badge.