Our friends over the road at the Goodwood Rolls-Royce factory have ‘bespoke’ nailed better than anyone. And if you can knock out a mother of pearl inlaid dashboard or an ostrich skin interior at the drop of a hat, it’s pretty obvious you won’t be popping down to the local accessory store when you need a roof-mounted light bar.
Check out the hand-fabricated, art deco-style polished alloy struts on the lights fitted to this year’s Festival of Speed Course Car (exclusive picture gallery above). Yes, if you’re going to do a thing, do it right…
The rest of the car is worth looking at too. It’s a splendid example of the stupendously imposing Phantom Series II Coupe, finished in Diamond Black with black leather interior featuring Mandarin leather and Piano Black veneer. The hand-painted orange coach line is mirrored by orange piping inside. Superb!
Other Rolls-Royce highlights at FoS this year include an Ensign Red Wraith in the Supercar Run, and the Ghost Series II making its UK debut in the First Glance category. The latest Ghost features subtle design changes and will be available to customers later in this year, and the FoS debut car is finished in Midnight Sapphire, with an interior in Navy Blue leather and crossbanded Walnut Burr veneer. Somehow, when it’s Rolls-Royce, these things seem appropriate to mention.