Super-luxury British brand Rolls-Royce has brought out yet another bespoke edition of the Wraith. This edition is dedicated to the history of rugby. Roller’s Bespoke Team have been hard at work creating an all-Brit affair this new edition embodies. From the colour schemes to the upholstery, everything is there to remind you what the theme stands for.
This bespoke Wraith is steeped in history and can be compared to the time when the two pioneers of the brand set out to rewrite the rules for what a motor car should represent, and what the best car in the world should be able to do. In 1823, one young man blazed a similar trail in establishing the game of rugby – William Webb Ellis Rugby School in Warwickshire was founded in 1567, where a plaque still stands today to tell Ellis’ story and mark the point in time where rugby’s history began.
The Roller’s exterior is adorned with a brilliantly finished white paint job, but not just any regular white. This shade of white will be familiar to followers of English rugby. The colour scheme of English White pays homage to the white rugby shirt worn at Rugby School, a tradition continued till today by the England rugby team. The shoulder line of the front fender bears the red rose which is expertly applied by hand at Goodwood.
It’s business as usual on the Roller interior with only the choicest bull’s hide tanned in Seashell White and Navy Blue for contrast. Where you’d normally find the ‘Double-R‘ insignia stitched to the headrest, here you will find the very same red rose regalia on the fenders sewn onto the headrests in Hotspur Red. The theme ensues onto the dashboard panel, seat as well as the door piping.
Regional Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Europe, James Crichton said “This truly unique Wraith emphasises vision and individuality, inspired by the role it plays within a team. While the game of rugby may have been inspired by the act of one individual, it is one of the world’s most popular team sports. In a similar vein, this one car represents the efforts of the team of engineers and craftspeople working at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, producing the most individual motor cars in the world.”