In response to the global demand for Rolls-Royce Collection Cars, the marque has created a Limited Collection of just 55 Wraiths. These motorcars join the highly exclusive ranks of collectable Bespoke masterpieces, envisioned by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke design team.
“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,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
“Wraith Luminary epitomises contemporary craftsmanship. It is innovation. It is design and technology combined. Every aspect of the motor car has been taken to the next level and enhanced in some way; each feature has been magnified. Wraith Luminary is the Ultimate hand-crafted gran tourismo.” – Matthew Danton, Bespoke Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The heady shade of the golden hour’s sunrays inspires the newly developed exterior paint, Sunburst Grey. One is met by a flat grey that enlivens when awoken by the sun, rich copper tones, emitting a deep emotive warmth. Further intrigue is added by a hand-painted Sunburst Motif coachline, hand-painted Wake Channel Lines on Wraith’s bonnet and pinstripes applied to the wheel centres, each in Saddlery Tan, bearing reference to the colourway of the interior leather.
While the cockpit is trimmed in Saddlery Tan, the rear seats contrast in Anthracite leather. Contrast piping and stitching masterfully marry the front aesthetic to the rear. Alternatively, a more dramatic contrast 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.
On opening the coach doors, one is met by a statement of modern luxury, as light flows from the front into the rear passenger compartment. The Collection’s defining feature, Tudor Oakwood, sourced from the forests of the Czech Republic, selected for its depth of colour and the density of the grain structure, is for the first time, illuminated. It surrounds Wraith’s occupants in an ambient glow of light.
The prized Rolls-Royce starlight headliner, 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.
Taking three days to produce in a ‘clean room’ environment, hand-woven stainless-steel fabric is a highly contemporary and innovative new technique in luxury craft. It is appointed to the central transmission tunnel and door panniers to contrast the Tudor Oakwood and Saddlery Tan leather while complementing the lines of the interior and providing a uniform appearance throughout the passenger compartment when viewed from either side.
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.