Rolls-Royce reveals Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis, inspired by a solar eclipse
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars introduces the exclusive Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection, inspired by the rare spectacle of a solar eclipse. Limited to just 25 units, this bespoke collection marries the essence of the Rolls-Royce Ghost with the enigmatic Black Badge spirit, allowing boundless creative expression. The launch coincides with the annular solar eclipse on October 14.
- The Lyrical Copper exterior paint captures the elusive light of a total solar eclipse, revealing a captivating iridescence.
- Mandarin accents adorn the Pantheon Grille inserts and brake callipers, symbolizing the solar eclipse's pulsing sunlight.
- A hand-painted Mandarin coachline elegantly represents the transition from sunlight to darkness as the Moon obscures the Sun.
Animated Starlight Headliner:
- The Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis features a unique Starlight Headliner with a mesmerizing animation, replicating the solar eclipse's totality.
- The animation consists of 940 'stars' forming a bright corona around the lunar silhouette, accompanied by 192 illuminating 'stars' recreating daylight stars seen during a total solar eclipse.
- The animation runs for precisely seven minutes and 31 seconds, the longest duration of a total solar eclipse, offering a truly remarkable experience.
Illuminated Fascia and 'Diamond Ring' Timepiece:
- The illuminated fascia showcases 1,846 laser-etched 'stars' in a symbolic eclipse timeline, requiring meticulous adjustment by a dedicated designer.
- The bespoke timepiece incorporates a brilliant-cut 0.5-carat diamond, echoing the 'Diamond Ring' phenomenon.
- This marks the first time in Rolls-Royce history that a gemstone is integrated into a clock's bezel.
Panoramic Sunset Interior:
- Bi-colored seats with over 200,000 individual perforations capture the golden twilight effect seen during a solar eclipse.
- Computational design tools were employed to create a unique perforation pattern, manually refined through seven trials.
- Bespoke finishing touches include illuminated treadplates, umbrellas with Mandarin piping in coach doors, and an exclusive indoor motor car cover.
All 25 units of the Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection have been allocated to discerning clients worldwide. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös expressed pride in this masterpiece of contemporary craftsmanship, reflecting the brand's commitment to ambition and excellence.