A rather special bespoke Wraith, commissioned by Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi, was recently revealed with a uniquely beautiful design depicting the earth, sun and the eight planets of the solar system in all their majestic splendour.
At the heart of the design is the most striking feature – a satellite’s-eye view of the Middle Eastern region, displaying the Red and Arabian seas and Gulf of Oman, all meticulously air-brushed by hand in a process that took over 100 hours to complete.
The Wraith’s exterior is finished in royal blue, representing the 75% of the Earth’s surface that is covered by water, contrasting with an interior aesthetic which focuses on the Earth’s surface and the human and natural life that inhabits it.
The seats are made from moccasin leather to mimic the sands of the Emirates’ deserts nature in all its forms. Arctic white ‘RR’ monograms and stitching hint at clouds and translucent running water.
The rear waterfall features a spectacular scene of atmospheric clouds rendered in minutely detailed embroidery using Photoflash technology. On the fascia, the Piano Milori veneer is embellished with a satellite image of the Middle East, so realistic that it appears to be a photograph, but in fact is skilfully air-brushed.
The Bespoke Starlight Headliner is embroidered to illustrate all the planets of solar system, centred on the sun.
Other bespoke details include treadplates, a clock with metal radial background, and inlays showing the planets in silver, with planet earth accentuated in gold.
Michael Bryden, lead bespoke designer at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said of this stunning creation: “We’re used to clients bringing us grand visions for their bespoke commissions, but this provided a new perspective altogether.
“In our response to the brief, we’ve worked at both the ‘macro’ level, referencing the sun and planets of the whole solar system, and the much more personal ‘micro’ level, centring our view of the world on the place the customer calls home.”