Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed the Ghost Zenith Collection, a super limited farewell run of vehicles to commemorate the marque's entry-level limousine.
Capped at 50 units, the Ghost Zenith Collection boasts a number of bespoke items including ingot made from the Spirit of Ecstacy badge of the 2009 200EX concept that previewed the Ghost – which has been melted down and set in the centre console of each vehicle.
The 200EX is also referenced in an engraving on the centre console, with blueprint-inspired artwork divided into 50 distinct parts so each vehicle gets a piece of the puzzle.
Some of the other special appointments are best explained by the company itself.
"One’s eye is naturally drawn to the interior of the Collection’s doors, owing to the illuminated door pockets," Rolls-Royce says in its press release.
"Ambient light emits through perforated leather enhancing the architectural elegance of Ghost’s interior."
"One will also encounter a complex piece of marquetry, created by the master craftsmen and women in the marque’s legendary woodshop. Available in either wood, technical fibre or piano finished veneer, the door marquetry transitions from the driver’s suite to passenger suite, emphasizing the dual nature to Ghost," the company continues.
"Members of the Bespoke Collective from the Home of Rolls-Royce’s Leathershop too have been perfecting their art. The rear seats feature embroidery that takes its inspiration from the seat details of the original 1907 Silver Ghost."
"This embroidery elegantly transitions from the rear to the front of the cabin, and in the case of the Extended Wheelbase Zenith, the headliner thrusts purposefully forward into the poised silhouette of the Spirit of Ecstasy. The seats themselves are accentuated in a contrasting leather, accenting Ghost as the ultimate four seat limousine."
In the standard wheelbase version, the company's trademark starlight headliner gets a special Shooting Star effect (above), firing random shooting stars across the roof using 1340 individually mapped and hand-woven fibre optic lights.
For the exterior the Ghost Zenith Collection is available with a special two-tone paint scheme reminiscent of the larger Phantom, featuring a special gloss-contrast finish. Three different combinations are available – Iguazu Blue with Andalusian White, Premier Silver with Arctic White, or Bohemian Red with Black Diamond.
Buyers can also customise these colour schemes with "multiple variants available highlighting the flexibility of the model".
The Rolls-Royce Ghost first entered production in 2009, shortly after being previewed by the aforementioned 200EX concept at the Geneva motor show of that year.
Pitched as the "modern, lithe and driver-focused Rolls-Royce," the marque says the Ghost is its most successful model ever in terms of sales, bringing "a new group of young entrepreneurs to the marque".
According to Rolls-Royce, the Ghost helped to reduce the average age of its customers to around 43 years old.
"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," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
"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."
The next-generation Ghost is expected to debut next year, and was last spotted by our spy photography agency in June.
Speaking with CarAdvice, Rolls-Royce's corporate communications manager for Asia-Pacific, Hal Serudin, said the regional division cannot confirm whether one of the 50 Zenith Collection units is destined for Australia, though did indicate approximate pricing for the Standard Wheelbase variant would start around $830,000 plus on-road costs, while the Long Wheelbase model starts at $920,000 plus on-road costs.
Given the bespoke nature of its models, pricing for each Rolls-Royce vehicle is heavily dependent on a customer's specification.
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