In anticipation of the Lunar New Year on February 10th, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a spectacular tribute to Chinese culture with its exclusive ‘Year of the Dragon’ Bespoke commissions. Crafted at the iconic Goodwood headquarters, these exceptional creations pay homage to the dragon, a symbol deeply rooted in Chinese tradition representing power, prosperity, and success.
Each of the four commissions, including three Phantom Extended models and one Cullinan SUV, is meticulously adorned with bespoke exterior details. Drawing inspiration from the symbolism of the dragon, the cars feature hand-painted coach lines in Phoenix Red, subtly incorporating a dragon motif on the front fenders. Symbolically facing east, these dragons represent the direction of the rising sun, embodying positivity and new beginnings.
The exterior colorways are equally bespoke, with the Cullinan showcasing a striking two-tone Cherry Red with a Crystal finish over Selby Grey with Crystal, while the Phantom models offer a choice of Duotone Silver and Cherry Red or Monolithic Black with a Crystal finish. These distinctive color combinations evoke a sense of luxury and exclusivity, reflecting the discerning tastes of Rolls-Royce’s clientele.
Step inside these luxurious vehicles, and you’ll be greeted by an interior that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. The dragon motif extends into the cabin, with intricate Phoenix Red stitching adorning the headrests of each seat, meticulously crafted to create a sense of movement and fluidity.
One of the most striking features is the Bespoke Starlight Headliner, a first in Rolls-Royce history, which introduces the dragon motif through 677 fiber-optic ‘stars.’ This painstakingly detailed design, requiring over 20 hours of meticulous placement, adds a touch of celestial elegance to the interior space. In a nod to Chinese culture, the motor car destined for the Rolls-Royce Private Office Shanghai incorporates red ‘stars,’ symbolizing prosperity and good fortune.
While Rolls-Royce has not disclosed the pricing for each commission, it’s evident that these bespoke creations embody pure luxury and craftsmanship. Designed to appeal to a global clientele, the ‘Year of the Dragon’ Bespoke commissions are a testament to Rolls-Royce’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
Whether destined for clients in Asia, Europe, or North America, these magnificent motor cars represent more than just vehicles; they are works of art that transcend boundaries and celebrate the rich tapestry of Chinese culture. With only four of these exclusive commissions available, securing one of these timeless treasures is a true testament to one’s discerning taste and appreciation for the finer things in life.