What do you do when you have no major releases set for the Geneva Motor Show? Well, you bring something to the show that will draw the attention of the public regardless and Rolls-Royce did just that. Meet the highly bespoke Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance finished with a diamond lacquer, no joke.
If anyone had any doubt about the highly bespoke coach building capabilities of Rolls-Royce, then this car would end that once and for all. The Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance boasts the world’s first diamond paint job and will literally shine at the brand’s show stand in Geneva alongside a Rolls-Royce Dawn ‘inspired by fashion’ and a Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge, aimed at the brand’s ‘younger and edgier’ customers.
Joining the luxury cars on stage is a bespoke sculpture for the Rolls-Royce Art Program designed by Belgian artist Charles Kaisin. The Rolls-Royce Elegance steals the show however, the world’s first luxury motor car to be finished in a paint created from diamonds. No less than a 1,000 crushed diamonds form the base of the paint this Rolls-Royce was showered with. Officially named ‘Diamond Stardust’, this is the most expensive paint to ever be featured on a Rolls-Royce.
It took Rolls-Royce’s team of paint specialists two months of concentrated testing to achieve the ‘perfect’ result. This process then resulted in the creation of fine diamond powder, which was finally mixed with the paint of choice. Additionally the paint experts of Rolls-Royce developed a new and unique paint process, in an extra layer of lacquer is added to protect the diamond particles during the hand-polishing process.
In addition to its glorious paint job, this one-off Rolls-Royce features several other bespoke exterior features including Mugello Red and Black twin coachline accents, a hand-painted Mugello Red pinstripe at the center of the 21-inch wheels and to finish it all off in style: a custom uplit Spirit of Ecstasy.
The one-off Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance was commissioned by an individual car collector.