The Power of Nature Meets Automotive Beauty
Ever been captivated by the rare spectacle of a solar eclipse? The moment when the Moon cloaks the Sun, creating a haunting twilight effect, has intrigued humans for eons. Well, now Rolls-Royce has bottled that celestial wonder into the design of their latest masterpiece, the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection.
Eclipse Inspired Aesthetics
Only 25 of these beauties will roam the streets, a nod to the rarity of the celestial event that inspired its design. The connection to the solar eclipse doesn’t just end with the name; the car’s every aspect, from its exterior to its interior, is a nod to this astronomical phenomenon.
The Lyrical Copper exterior is the star here. At first glance, it might appear just dark, but once light hits it, a stunning iridescence, much like the light during an eclipse, emerges. And if you notice a dash of Mandarin colour below the Pantheon Grille and on the brake callipers, that’s a subtle homage to the sunlight glimpsed during the progression of an eclipse.
A Roof Like No Other
Step inside, and prepare to be wowed. The Bespoke Starlight Headliner isn’t just any roof; it’s an experience. Close the door, start the engine, and watch as a mesmerising sequence replicates the total solar eclipse right above you.
This isn’t just a fancy light show; it’s an intricate system of 940 ‘stars’ forming the bright corona we see during an eclipse, surrounded by another 192 illuminating ‘stars’, replicating the unique phenomenon of stars seen in daylight during a solar eclipse.
Craftsmanship Beyond Compare
A single glance at the illuminated fascia reveals another nod to the celestial theme: 1,846 laser-etched ‘stars’, which symbolise the timeline of an eclipse. But the cherry on the cake is undoubtedly the Bespoke timepiece that incorporates a brilliant-cut 0.5-carat diamond.
This isn’t just for show; it’s a nod to the ‘Diamond Ring’ effect witnessed during an eclipse. And this isn’t just any clock; it’s the first in Rolls-Royce history to integrate a gemstone in the clock’s bezel.
Luxury in Every Detail
Picture a 360-degree sunset – that’s the vision inside the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis. Bi-coloured seats boast a unique perforated artwork, made of over 200,000 individual perforations. Mandarin leather is tinted black and then perforated to reveal the brighter colour underneath, creating a visual feast of depth and subtlety.
Finishing touches include illuminated treadplates, umbrellas tucked away in the coach doors with Mandarin piping, and an exclusive car cover bearing the Private Collection’s wordmark.
As you might have guessed, all 25 examples of this automotive wonder have already found homes around the globe. So, while you might not own one, spotting the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis on the roads will be just as thrilling as witnessing a solar eclipse.