Type above and press Enter to search. Press Esc to cancel.

  1. Cars and Engines
  2. What's Happening
  3. Rolls-Royce Embraces Luxury Tradition with Special Editions

Rolls-Royce Embraces Luxury Tradition with Special Editions

27 Apr 2024
  • What innovative features distinguish Rolls-Royce's "Spirit of Expression" series from conventional luxury vehicles?

In a world dominated by luxury cars adorned in predictable shades of silver, Rolls-Royce has once again demonstrated its unparalleled commitment to bespoke craftsmanship and individuality. The renowned automaker has recently unveiled the "Spirit of Expression," a captivating series of three custom-built vehicles exclusively crafted for discerning clients in China. Among these extraordinary automobiles is a lavender-hued Ghost Extended sedan affectionately named "Expressionism," which notably features the reintroduction of a classic automotive styling element: whitewall tires.

Bespoke Luxury Redefined

Bespoke Luxury Redefined

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended "Expressionism" is a celebration of artistic inspiration and bespoke luxury. Its distinctive Boraclay Blue paint, drawing inspiration from the vibrant hues of the Philippine sunset, sets a unique tone for this bespoke masterpiece. Riding on elegant 21-inch wheels, the Ghost's whitewall tires evoke a sense of classic sophistication, reminiscent of a bygone era of automotive elegance.

However, the opulence doesn't end with the exterior. Step inside, and you're enveloped in a world of bespoke luxury. The interior of this Ghost sedan boasts an eye-catching lime green and black color scheme, accented with meticulous craftsmanship. Delve deeper, and you'll discover an astonishing level of detail—the doors alone feature an impressive 104,268 hand-stitched elements, a testament to Rolls-Royce's dedication to unparalleled luxury and quality.

Accompanying the lavishly appointed Ghost is the Spectre, a striking two-tone orange/gray creation named "Escapism." This sleek coupe, finished in Lantana Red, captivates with its 23-inch wheels and a meticulously crafted interior adorned with purple and gray tones, punctuated by orange stitching and a starlit headliner featuring 960 fiber-optic lights.

Completing this exceptional trio is the Phantom Extended "Magnetism," showcasing a sophisticated blend of Cala Luna Sand and Kabira Blue. While comparatively understated, this luxury sedan doesn't shy away from extravagance—it boasts over 1,000 lights in its headliner and a stunning 43,000 stitches meticulously woven into its waterfall-themed interior motif.

These bespoke masterpieces mark a significant milestone for Rolls-Royce, representing the first exclusive orders processed through the company's Shanghai office—a testament to the brand's commitment to delivering tailored luxury experiences to its discerning clientele in China.

Enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike will have the opportunity to witness these exceptional vehicles firsthand at this year's Auto China show in Beijing, offering a glimpse into the world of Rolls-Royce's unparalleled craftsmanship and the enduring allure of automotive elegance.

In an era where individuality and personal expression reign supreme, Rolls-Royce continues to redefine luxury by blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary innovation. The "Spirit of Expression" series exemplifies the brand's unwavering dedication to exceeding expectations, one bespoke creation at a time.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

McLaren pays tribute to Ayrton Senna with unique liveries inspired by his legacy, showcased on a heritage McLaren Senna and the MCL38 Formula 1 cars that will race in the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix

27 May 2024
McLaren pays tribute to Ayrton Senna with unique liveries inspired by his legacy, showcased on a heritage McLaren Senna and the MCL38 Formula 1 cars that will race in the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix

McLaren is marking 30 years of Ayrton Senna’s incredible legacy of performance with a powerful and emotive tribute that visually represents his vibrant personality and outlook on life, and his three Formula 1 World Championship titles and five Monaco Grand Prix victories with McLaren.

In parallel with a one-off livery for the MCL38 Formula 1 cars that will be driven by Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix, McLaren Automotive celebrates Ayrton Senna’s talent, racing achievements and more with the Senna Sempre livery; a unique, hand-painted tribute to Ayrton applied on a pre-production McLaren Senna from McLaren’s own heritage collection.

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed – expressive concept car gives a look at the first model in the Mythos series

27 May 2024
Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed – expressive concept car gives a look at the first model in the Mythos series

Exciting, energising and breathtaking – the Mercedes AMG PureSpeed concept is the highlight in the run-up to the Formula 1™ Monaco Grand Prix. The radical design of a completely open, two-seater performance car without a roof or windscreen is a tribute to motor racing. The concept car provides a preview of the first model in the highly limited Mercedes-Benz Mythos series. The world premiere of the Concept Mercedes AMG PureSpeed took place in an exclusive setting on the sidelines of the Formula 1™ Monaco Grand Prix. The vehicle was unveiled on a floating pontoon in the harbour of the principality and also impressed Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team racing drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. 

The BMW Skytop Concept: A Fusion of Classic Inspiration and Modern Design

26 May 2024
The BMW Skytop Concept: A Fusion of Classic Inspiration and Modern Design

BMW has once again captivated the automotive world with its latest reveal at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This year, the German automaker unveiled the Skytop Concept, a stunning two-seater coupe that blends contemporary performance with nostalgic design cues. Despite BMW's assertions that the Skytop draws heavily from past icons like the Z8 and the 503, many see it as a reimagined 8 Series with a targa top.

Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group Design, describes the Skytop Concept as "a truly unique and exotic design, in the tradition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este." He emphasizes that it combines "driving dynamics and elegance at the highest level," akin to its historic predecessors. The parallels to the Z8 roadster are undeniable; the Skytop features thin taillights and a distinctive sharknose front end reminiscent of the early 2000s Z8. Furthermore, the sculpted hood, compact headlights, and unique flat-decked rear are clear nods to the 1950s BMW 503.