15 August 2019

Rolls Royce to send off the Ghost with Zenith Collector's Edition

· Ingot made from 2009 Ghost concept 200EX commemorated in Ghost Zenith’s interior

· Blueprint-inspired artwork depicting technical data of 200EX engraved on centre console

· Contemporary complex marquetry celebrates Ghost’s dual passenger and driver nature

· Collection limited to only 50 examples

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is celebrating the success of the Rolls-Royce Ghost with an extremely limited Zenith Collector’s Edition of the luxury icon.

The Ghost is coming to the end of its tenure. When production began in 2009, patrons were drawn to its elegant lines and dynamic offering. It is the most successful Rolls-Royce motor car ever built, attracting young entrepreneurs who have reduced the average age of a Rolls-Royce customer to around 43.

Source: Rolls-Royce. The three colour ways for the Ghost Zenith Collection.
Source: Rolls-Royce. The three colour ways for the Ghost Zenith Collection.

The 50 instances in the Ghost Zenith Collection will feature the highest levels of bespoke ever seen on a Ghost Collection car, the company said. An equally limited number of Phantom VII Zeniths were created in 2016 to celebrate the end of its the Phantom's reign. Such cars are highly sought after.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “The Ghost Zenith Collection presents an entirely forward-looking study of the unique characteristics that have seen Ghost ascend to the status of the most progressive super-luxury saloon ever conceived. This unique collection provides patrons of the marque with a rare opportunity to own a motor car truly evocative of our time. Ghost is the most successful Rolls-Royce ever created and the Zenith Collection marks an important milestone in our modern history.”

When shown at Geneva in 2009, 200EX introduced a concept that was both driver- and passenger-focused. The Ghost Zenith Collection draws many references from 200EX, with perhaps the most significant being the inclusion of a commemorative ingot made from the original 200EX Spirit of Ecstasy, melted down and set in to the centre console of each of the 50 Zeniths. Engraved with the three key design lines of Ghost, the plaque details its origins. The collection’s own Spirit of Ecstasy and clock are engraved with the name of the collection.

The 200EX is also immortalised in an engraving on the centre console of the Ghost Zenith. A blueprint-inspired artwork enlarged to a point of abstraction has been divided into 50 distinct parts, providing each Ghost Zenith customer with a personal and individual work of art, while at the same time uniting the collection as a group homage to Ghost.

The eye is naturally drawn to the interior of the collection’s doors, which have illuminated door pockets. Ambient light glows through perforated leather, enhancing the architectural elegance of the Zenith Ghost’s interior. The door marquetry is complex and available in either wood, technical fibre or piano-finished veneer, transitioning from the driver’s suite to the passenger suite, and emphasising the dual nature of Ghost.

The rear seats feature embroidery inspired by seat details of the original 1907 Silver Ghost. This embroidery transitions from the rear to the front of the cabin, and in the case of the Extended Wheelbase Zenith, the headliner thrusts forward into the poised silhouette of the Spirit of Ecstasy. The seats themselves are accentuated in a contrasting leather.

Occupants of the Ghost Zenith Standard Wheelbase will experience a unique shooting star effect. The starlight headliner is presented in shooting stars that fire at random across the cabin roof. This feature consists of over 1,340 individually-mapped and hand-woven fibre optic lights.

The Ghost Zenith Collection’s exterior styling features a two-tone application with a gloss-contrast paint finish. Patrons may select three different colour ways: Iguazu Blue with Andalusian White, Premiere Silver with Arctic White or Bohemian Red with Black Diamond, with multiple variants available.

These cars are the final opportunity to acquire a Ghost. Each is handcrafted at The Home of Rolls-Royce in the UK.


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