This is the first bespoke two-tone Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase in Asia Pacific, commissioned for delivery to Singapore. The exterior of the car is finished in gunmetal, with a silver upper two-tone and a matching single silver coachline.
The two-tone concept is echoed in the interior of this Ghost EWB. The main interior and seats of the car are clothed in Hotspur Red leather while the centre consoles and arm rests are lined with black leather.
The Ghost Extended Wheelbase is the latest variant from Goodwood. It was launched at Auto Shanghai 2011 and production started in UK late last year. The wheelbase has been stretched by 170 mm compared to the standard Ghost, resulting in minimum rear kneeroom increasing from 160 to 330 mm. Click here for full info and a live gallery.
“Rolls-Royce is seeing an increasing number of customers in the region commissioning highly bespoke cars. This process of personalisation has been particularly embraced by our discerning customer base in Singapore, making it one of the top-ten markets for bespoke in the world,” said Paul Harris, Regional Director for Asia Pacific.
“More than half of our worldwide clients who specified a Rolls-Royce Ghost in 2011 turned to bespoke personalisation,” added Richard Collar, Product Manager for Ghost. The service, which includes anything from the application of unique paint colours, coach lines and tread plates to whole vehicle designs featuring champagne sets, humidors and picnic cabinets, helped drive Rolls-Royce to record sales last year.
By the way, at least five layers of paint and clear lacquer coating is applied to each R-R, seven if the car is two-tone. After that, the body is hand polished for five hours to ensure a perfect gloss finish. The car is then moved to the final finish area where the “feature line” specific to the two-tone scheme is hand-painted by a single craftsman. All paint finishes are checked by the most sophisticated optical instrument in the world – the human eye.