Rolls-Royce equals customised craftsmanship beyond boundaries. For those of you who’ve been following the latest automotive developments, specifically that of Rolls-Royce’s, that should be the consensus.
Take the Wraith Eagle VIII for example, where 1 of 50 units available globally was just launched in Malaysia; it’s Rolls-Royce’s way of saying if you can think it, we can do it.
Recently, they’ve flexed their craftsmanship muscles yet again. This time with a project commissioned by Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi with inspiration taken from our solar system and the view of our planet from space.
For starters, the exterior is finished in Royal Blue, representing the 75% of the Earth’s surface that is covered by water. Things just get a lot crazier yet cooler after that. The patch you see on the front bonnet was intended to mimic a satellite’s view of the Middle Eastern region.
Focusing on the geographical surroundings of the United Arab Emirates, the “drawing” which was air brushed by hand also includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman and required over 100 hours to complete!
Topping it all off is a hand-painted Emerald Green coachline incorporating the Sun and the eight planets of our Solar System – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
By contrast, the interior of the Wraith focuses on the Earth’s surface, humans, and the natural life that calls it home. The seats are made from Moccasin leather to mimic the sands of the Emirates’ deserts while the Navy and Cobalto Blue accents represent the rivers and lakes. As for the Emerald Green piping, it symbolises nature in all its forms. The for the Arctic White ‘RR’ monograms and stitching, they point to the clouds and translucent running water.
The same satellite image of the Middle East on the front bonnet can be seen on the dashboard and was similarly drawn with an airbrush. Above the rear armrest is a gathering of clouds that were embroidered into the upholstery. As for the Starlight Headliner, it features all the planets of the Solar System, centred on the Sun.