Rolls-Royce embrace the Rose
Embracing individuality, Rolls-Royce take inspiration from Rugby to create the Rolls-Royce ‘Wraith – History of Rugby’ . A quintessentially English Sport has been taken on board by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team with many design features resonating with Rugby followers.
The exterior colour scheme of English White pays homage to the white rugby shirt at Rugby School, a tradition continued today by the England rugby team. An evocative feature of English Rugby since 1871 is the red rose, with folklore originating from Rugby School and Queen Elizabeth I, which has subtly been placed in the hand applied coach line in deep green. The exterior is completed with 21″ five twin-spoke alloy wheels to complete its muscular persona.
The symbolism of the red rose is carried through to the interior as each headrest features an embroidered red rose whilst the rose is embedded within the centre panel of the Piano Black veneer. Hotspur red flows through the dashboard accent panel, seat and door piping accentuating the Shell interior contrasted with Navy Blue.
Paying homage to Rugby’s history, and in particular to William Webb Ellis who ‘invented’ Rugby into the refined sport that it is today, the maker of the very same football first picked up by Ellis in 1823, Gilbert, has produced a limited number of rugby balls to match the Wraith. Using the same Seashell and Hotspur Red Leather leather, the ball has been embroidered with the red rose on one panel and the Rolls-Royce motif on the other.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith – History of Rugby edition embodies all that we come to expect with Rolls-Royce, luxury with exquisite attention to detail bursting to the seams with passion and history creating a fitting tribute not only to the drama and power that possesses each game but to the Rugby World Cup returning to where the game began all those years ago.