A pair of gold-infused Rolls-Royce Phantoms has been delivered to a hotel in Macau, officially claiming the title as the most luxurious cars ever created by the British manufacturer.
It takes a bold spec to become the most luxurious car from the most luxurious manufacturer in the world.
However, this pair certainly fit the bill with actual gold used to accentuate the interior and exterior of the cars.
Rolls-Royce defines the cars standout feature as “an exterior finish enhanced with the finest particles of 23.75 carat gold”.
Yes, actual gold. No, we can’t get over it either.
At the time of commission, the two cars were the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever built. The undisclosed cost doubt aided by the fact the paint alone took three years to develop.
The cars are destined to become fleet vehicles for ultra-exclusive hotel, The 13, which will have 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms set aside for its most important guests, with the two gold-infused cars becoming the flagships.
The fleet is the largest commission ever received by Rolls-Royce, with Joint Chairman of The 13, Stephen Hung, overseeing the project.
The way the bespoke paint was implemented on the cars is typically outlandish Rolls-Royce.
“The finish uses 250 percent more paint than other Phantoms, resulting in an impressive 10 layers, one of which consists of a 40 micron deep layer of Gold, combined with glass and aluminium to provide an alluring shimmer,” the release states.
Along with the paint are a 24-carat gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy and an 18-carat gold painted badge and grill which was also plated in 24 carat. Inside, 336 pavé set brilliant-cut diamonds surround the iconic RR symbol.
As the final bit of luxurious extremism, the headliner inside the cabin was created to depict how the stars how they appeared in the sky on the night of The 13’s ground-breaking. Gold thread is handwoven into the star-scape and a gold plaque, engraved with the date and location, reminds the world’s elite of the position of this new centre of luxury in Macau.
Rolls-Royce Material Scientist, Nick Geehan, commented, “Only at the Home of Rolls-Royce would a team embark on such an ambitious project on behalf of one of our patrons. We accept nothing but perfection – the finish took eight attempts to mix the perfect colour; an apt number when considering the significance of lucky number eight in Macau, the home for these precious Phantoms.”