The interior is other worldly. A mix of cognac and oyster-coloured leathers to reflect the exterior, there’s more Royal Walnut veneer, more rose gold and a timepiece on the dash made from mother-of-pearl, supplied by the client “from his own collection”.
“Coachbuild elevates our work as a House of Luxury into a new space,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. “It is the haute couture of our industry. For the commissioning patron it offers the ultimate in individuality, self-expression and Bespoke service. Far more than just a beautiful motor car, a coachbuilt creation becomes a legacy that embodies something extraordinarily personal and emotionally resonant for each client.
“For our designers, too, Coachbuild provides unparalleled creative freedom; opportunities to take design, materials, engineering and craftsmanship to the very highest levels. For Rolls-Royce as a marque, it is both a return to our roots and a contemporary revolution, in which we deliver the impossible in conventional automotive manufacturing into a stunning reality.”
The price? We’ll never know. Some have guessed £20m, others less, but whatever was paid for it, a seriously remarkable car has been produced. Bravo, Rolls-Royce.