DEBUT: Rolls-Royce Releases Bespoke Wraith Model - "History of Rugby"
Bespoke Design Studio Channels the Game of Rugby in One-Off Wraith
Where Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and the quintessentially hard-a**ed game of Rugby are concerned, there is one common denominator.
The Rules Are Meant to Be Broken
It is in this common thread that the team behind the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio has found the inspiration for their most recent creation - the "Wraith - History of Rugby". With the challenge of not simply showcasing the unique talents of the Rolls-Royce design and manufacturing teams but also in reflecting the individual lifestyles of their varied customers, the one-off Wraith celebrates England's attraction to what can only be described as a "spirited" game through the subtle reworking of the coupé's design details.
Bearing a striking English white exterior color scheme, a nod to the white shirts of Rugby School still worn by the England rugby team, Wraith continues the rugby thematic with a hand-applied pinstripe in deep green along its distinctive shoulder line further accentuated with a rose motif in red, a feature of English rugby since 1871 and a throwback to the times of Queen Elizabeth I. The rose appears again in the Wraith's cabin, embroidered into each of the four headrests. Seat and door piping as well as a dashboard accent panel have been picked out in Hotspur Red while the dashboard itself has been worked from Piano Black Veneer, the center panel of which is inlaid with the familiar English rose. Finishing the interior environment are a calming palette of Seashell and Navy Blue.
A special touch comes in the form of the traditional rugby ball. Venerable and long-standing manufacturer of rugby balls (including the one used by the games' founder William Webb Ellis in 1823), Gilbert, has produced in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, a limited number of rugby balls created from the same Seashell and Hotspur Red leather used in the one-off Wraith and finished with both the red rose and Rolls Royce motif, hand embroidered by the craftspeople at the Rolls-Royce Goodwood workshop.
Muscular and a break from tradition yet refined and typically English, this one off is a fitting tribute to a game which incorporates the same attributes.
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