Automotive luxury is set to sparkle like never before in Geneva this week when Rolls-Royce unveils a Ghost whose paint finish features one very special extra ingredient: 1,000 crushed diamonds.
MAR 06th 2017
Rolls‑Royce adds a dash of sparkle for Geneva
The Rolls-Royce that really is forever will be a star of the Goodwood manufacturer’s Geneva Motor Show stand where it will be upping the luxury ante in the battle of the bespoke finishes that’s raging at the very top end of the market.
“The Ghost was commissioned for an individual collector and takes the term bespoke to the next level,” says Rolls-Royce.
The finish, unsurprisingly called Diamond Stardust, is said to be the “most luxurious and lustrous ever seen on a motor car”. Equally unsurprisingly it is the most expensive paint ever put on a Rolls-Royce.
The paint was created in the Goodwood technical laboratory by Rolls-Royce craftspeople. They spent two months examining the dimensions and clarity of each diamond with high-power microscopes before crushing all 2,000 to a fine powder which was then mixed with clear paint.
The result is said to sparkle in the light like no other paint finish, as well as being undetectable to the touch under its protective layer of lacquer. A finishing touch is a red coachline applied with a squirrel hair brush, while other bespoke features include an uplit Spirit of Ecstasy and, inside, pockets trimmed in grey, black and red tartan.
“Just like its owner the car exudes unapologetic luxury and grandeur,” says R-R.
The diamond Rolls-Royce, named Ghost Elegance, is one of several cars in Geneva to showcase the company’s bespoke capabilities in the areas of tailoring, engineering and jewellery.
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