Taking cues from the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a solar eclipse, Rolls-Royce introduces its latest showstopper: the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis Private Collection. This limited edition vehicle is a tribute to celestial wonder, and it’s designed to captivate even the most discerning clientele who crave sophistication with a daring twist.
Rolls-Royce has opted for a Lyrical Copper livery for the exterior, a choice that is far from ordinary. This unique coat contains a powdered copper pigment, appearing almost muted until it catches the light, revealing an iridescent glow. Complementing this are Mandarin accents featured on the vehicle’s Pantheon Grille and brake calipers. Adding a final touch is the coachline, meticulously hand-painted with Mandarin pin-striping.
For those fortunate enough to set foot inside this ultra-luxe sedan, the interior is a feast for the senses. The seats are bi-colored, melding perfectly with unique perforated artwork that consists of more than 200,000 individual perforations. Mandarin upholstery piping offers a vivid contrast to the black leather that primarily dresses the cabin. Special illuminated tread-plates and Mandarin-accented pop-out umbrellas are also present, elevating the sense of exclusivity.
What steals the spotlight, however, is the illuminated fascia containing 1,846 laser-etched ‘stars.’ Crafting this feature demands over 100 hours of expert labor, epitomizing Rolls-Royce’s commitment to unmatched craftsmanship.
No Rolls-Royce is complete without a Bespoke Starlight Headliner, and the Black Badge Ghost Ékleipsis version takes it to a new level. Featuring 940 “stars,” the ceiling comes alive with a special animation that is triggered when the doors open and the engine starts. This celestial show lasts for seven minutes and 31 seconds, mimicking the longest duration of a total solar eclipse.
Adding to the cabin’s opulence is a “Diamond Ring Timepiece” – an analog clock graced with a brilliant-cut 0.5-carat diamond. This timepiece is a first for Rolls-Royce, marking the inaugural use of a gemstone in a clock’s bezel.
Under the hood, the luxury sedan is propelled by a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V12 engine. This powerhouse is coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering nearly 600 horsepower to all four wheels.
Launched just two days ago on October 14, this high-end vehicle made its grand entrance on a date synchronized with an annular solar eclipse, visible in select regions of the Western Hemisphere. This fortuitous timing only amplifies the car’s appeal, reflected in the fact that all 25 units are already spoken for.
As one of the most expensive cars in the world, this latest Rolls-Royce marvel seamlessly combines top-tier craftsmanship with bold, cosmos-themed design elements. The outcome is not merely a mode of transportation but a moving masterpiece, captivating in the same way as the celestial events that inspired its creation.