Rolls-Royce Serenity EWB PhantomPhoto: James Lipman /

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is probably the last car on this planet that needs a reworked interior. Luckily for the marque, there are individuals out there who will open the rear-hinged suicide doors and go meh. For that, there’s the Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity, unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Created by the firm’s Bespoke Design team as a one-off, the Phantom Serenity shuns any form of mechanical enhancements (how uncultured!) and instead features a Mother of Pearl paint scheme which is supposedly the most expensive coat ever commissioned. The three-stage pearl effect paint is polished by hand for no less than 12 hours while a bicoloured coachline is applied using a squirrel-hair brush.

Entering the Phantom Serenity is sure to make even the most cynical owner feel like a Japanese courtier as the interior has been trimmed to mimic the spirit of the junihitoe – a twelve-layer silk robe. Using silk sourced from Suzhou, China, the fabric was spun into just 10 metres of material.

Rolls-Royce Serenity EWB PhantomPhoto: James Lipman /

Following on from that, the processed silk was then blended to produce its Smoke Green undertones before being sent off to have its blossom motif hand-painted by a team of artisans. Further distancing itself away from peasant-like interior is the inclusion of rear seats made from Smoked Cherrywood.

Elsewhere, the same material, along with bamboo, is employed in the construction of the door capping, dashboard and rear centre console. Up front, the seats are trimmed in Arctic White leather while Mother of Pearl is applied on the face of the analogue clock and instrument cluster.

If one insists on knowing, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II comes powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.75 litre V12 engine. The direct-injected mill pumps out 460 hp and a stately 720 Nm of torque, of which 75% is available from 1,000 rpm. Mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Phantom wafts from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and powers on to a limited top speed of 240 km/h.