If our experience with the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race car three years ago was one extreme, our brief but memorable time with the Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII tips the scale to the other end of the spectrum.
We’ve never seen anything so posh, with so much attention to detail and meticulousness in its execution until Wraith Eagle VIII arrived. This isn’t just another car or merely a special edition model of the two-door Rolls-Royce Ghost but is a celebration of man’s courage and audacity to go beyond boundaries.
Only 50 units of them were built – to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first non-stop Transatlantic flight by Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown in 1919. The plane used was a World War 1 bomber aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines.
As a result, almost every inch of the car, especially its interior, has been customised to pay tribute to the momentous occasion. From the headlining to the panels on the dashboard and even the surface of the clock, almost every customised detail has a story to tell of the two pilot’s extremely challenging endeavour.
All this however, comes at an eye-watering price of RM3.3 million and the sole unit available in Malaysia has already been sold to one lucky Malaysian. According to Rolls-Royce, the owner who was previously involved with the Navy, once sailed very close to the coordinates displayed on the Wraith Eagle VIII clock and that was one of the deciding factors of the purchase. Guess it was just meant to be!
As for the rest of the car, we’ll leave it to you to find out in the video. This one’s a must watch!