Rolls-Royce is well-known for displaying superior engineering quality in its models and for focusing on luxury cars. Despite being the symbol of elegance, one customer was apparently not satisfied and asked the automaker to have a customized version that is clearly ahead of the others. Fortunately, Rolls-Royce agreed to do the work and even better, the customer agreed to have it displayed during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Using the Ghost as a base version, the custom-made one is called the Ghost Elegance. So what makes this truly unique then? Well in addition to having the wheelbase extended, this limousine is covered in paint made from real diamonds. Dubbed as Diamond Stardust, the process of making this special paint involved crushing thousands of diamonds. It comes as no surprise then that the end product has the luster and glamor that is truly unmatched.
According to Rolls-Royce, this special finish is a result of two months of work done by specialists who looked at diamonds using microscopes in order to know how they would interact with the light. The fine diamond powder that they made was then mixed to clear paint. An addition layer of lacquer was then applied to it in order for it to have a smooth finish. Applying the paint took a total of two additional days compared to how much time the automaker uses in painting their other models.
Helping highlight this two-tone treatment are the use of the dual coachlines in black and red, both hand painted. The 21-inch wheels fitted to it and the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament installed on it put focus on this special shine. Indeed, the Ghost Elegance is able to shine like no other car before it. While this may be the first of its kind, this will surely not be the last especially if the rich and famous manage to get their eyes on this.
While the exterior is truly exceptional, some work was done on the interior to make it just as excellent. In the front, there is the use of black leather while the back utilizes grey leather. These are then complemented with a red trim. There is also the color-coordinated tartan-lined pockets and Tudor Oak veneer. A rather unique clock has been placed on the dashboard as well.
First released in 2010, the Ghost was a four-door sedan that, when compared to the then previously launched Phantom, was smaller. Only 20% of its parts come from the BMW F01 7 Series.
During the 214 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce unveiled the Ghost Series II with the front section redesigned and with new headlights placed on it. The interior was upgraded as well.