• Gaurav Chakraborty

Solar System inspired Rolls-Royce? Here is the Wraith.

The Wraith Inspired by Earth has been unveiled by Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi, a one-off production inspired by our world and the rest of the solar system. First off, this is the first time we've seen the airbrushed artwork of a Rolls plant. Nevertheless, with its theme of intergalactic and Middle Eastern architecture, this unique development makes us all giddy.


Bespoke is undoubtedly the Rolls-Royce term that is most overused, and rightly so. The British brand is proud of the many customizations that its consumers can use on their vehicles, matching the amount of money they need to pay out and bringing exclusivity to another level. There are plenty of inspirations that each Rolls-Royce client could choose from, but the latest to have come out of Goodwood takes influence from everything. When I say everything, I mean it.



“We’re used to clients bringing us grand visions for their Bespoke Commissions, but this provided a new perspective altogether,” said Michael Bryden, Lead Bespoke Designer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “In our response to the brief, we’ve worked at both the ‘macro’ level, referencing the Sun and planets of the whole solar system, and the much more personal ‘micro’ level, centering our view of the world on the place the customer calls home.”



However, the aforementioned customer remains anonymous, but we can guarantee he or she paid a lot of money to order a car like this. This Wraith is wearing a Royal Blue paint job, reflecting the oceans covering 75 percent of the surface of the Earth. Instead of just a regular continuous, solid line, it also has an emerald green coach line that includes the Sun and the eight planets of the solar system.



The gargantuan artwork on the bonnet must be the most prominent design feature. It portrays a view of the Middle Eastern region by satellite, based around the United Arab Emirates, the Red Sea, the Arab Sea, and the Gulf of Oman, all meticulously airbrushed by and. The artwork alone took over 100 hours to complete, according to Rolls-Royce.



The interior style incorporates Moccasin leather (representing the deserts of the Emirate), blue accents of Navy and Cobalto (paying tribute to rivers and lakes), Emerald Green piping, and monograms and stitching of Arctic White RR that, according to Rolls-Royce, hints at clouds and transparent flowing water. Rear passengers will settle on the rear waterfall at the back. Using Photoflash technology, it has intricate embroidery reflecting atmospheric clouds. Oh. Good.



Meanwhile, the Wraith – Inspired by Earth receives a custom starlight headliner that illustrates the planets of the solar system. It also has an airbrushed front veneer representing a satellite image of the Middle East. Other bespoke touches include a new clock with a metal radial background and special inlays showing the position of the planets in our galaxy.



The 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine with an eight-speed automatic gearbox in the new Ghost comes together to make 563bhp and 850Nm of torque. All this propels the luxury king from 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds.



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