Rolls-Royce, renowned for its opulent and exclusive vehicles, has unveiled a limited-edition masterpiece, the Ghost Black Badge Ékleipsis Private Collection. This extraordinary luxury sedan draws its inspiration from one of the most awe-inspiring celestial events, a total solar eclipse.
A Celestial Display Inside the Ghost
One of the most captivating features of the Ghost Black Badge Ékleipsis is its animated Starlight Headliner. This unique feature illuminates an impressive 940 LEDs in a circular formation, mirroring the sun’s corona during a total solar eclipse. The mesmerizing display, which commences when the engine roars to life, continues for precisely 7 minutes and 31 seconds. This duration corresponds to the longest period of a total solar eclipse, after which the LEDs return to mimic a constellation.
Mandarin Orange Accents and Lyrical Copper Paint
The special-edition Ghost Black Badge sports an exclusive Lyrical Copper paint scheme. It’s accentuated with striking Mandarin orange details on the lower bumper, hand-painted coachline, wheel accents, and brake calipers. This arresting combination not only highlights the car’s contours but also adds a touch of flamboyance to its appearance.
Inside, the four-seater cabin is an epitome of luxury. The dual-tone upholstery features over 200,000 individual perforations, revealing the vibrant Mandarin orange hue beneath the black-tinted leather. The dashboard itself is a work of art, adorned with 1,846 laser-etched stars, symbolizing the timeline of a solar eclipse. At its center, you’ll find a bespoke timepiece, a horological masterpiece with a 0.5-carat diamond.
A Unique Timepiece with Rigorous Testing
This one-of-a-kind timepiece in the Ghost Black Badge Ékleipsis Private Collection bears a diamond that symbolizes the single point of light that appears on the Moon’s outline during a solar eclipse. Rolls-Royce ensured the diamond’s security through extensive adhesion and cyclic temperature tests, spanning from -30 degrees Celsius to 90 degrees Celsius. Remarkably, this is the first time the British marque has integrated a gemstone into a clock’s bezel.
A Limited and Exclusive Offering
Only 25 fortunate individuals will have the privilege of owning the Ghost Black Badge Ékleipsis Private Collection. The launch of this unique masterpiece aligns with the occurrence of an annual solar eclipse, taking place on October 14, visible in parts of the Western Hemisphere. Unsurprisingly, the entire production run has been swiftly allocated. As an added bonus, each vehicle includes an indoor car cover adorned with the Private Collection wordmark.
This isn’t the first time Rolls-Royce has found inspiration in the cosmos, and it certainly won’t be the last.