The Rolls-Royce Bespoke team finds inspiration in everyday minutiae to create the most highly detailed one-off vehicles in the world. We’ve seen inspiring creations of automotive art ranging from built in pearls, to gold trim, to a precise alignment of the night sky embedded in the headliner.
Now, Mohammed EL-Arishy, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dubai Manager, has found inspiration from something even more unlikely: the Goodwood Hotel. He was dining at the hotel’s restaurant when the idea came to him. The high-end Chichester, West Sussex, has a history strongly linked to the Goodwood motor circuit. Photographs on the walls of the hotel lead EL-Arishy’s imagination to the new Bespoke Phantom, the Chicane Phantom Coupé.
“I wanted to create a motor car that captures the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The home of Rolls-Royce’s connection to such an important centre of British motoring heritage is something that fascinates my customers,” said EL-Arishy in an Oct. 30 press release.
He continued to say, “The experience of working with Rolls-Royce’s world-class designers to create the beautifully executed Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupé was exhilarating. The creativity, vision, skill and attention-to-detail employed in the crafting of these one-off motor cars is unsurpassed in the super-luxury world.”
The design and materials used within the top-shelf exotic car reflect the Goodwood’s history with motorsports and creates a work of art never seen before, as we’ve come to expect from the Roll-Royce Bespoke team.
The interior is similar to the classic style found in the Phantom, only now, we find carbon fiber alongside the wood-finish trim. Hand-stitched seats are treated and dyed to match the gun-metal exterior paint and a metal plate displaying the vehicle’s name is found on the dashboard. Even more impressive is the glove compartment, where you find the layout of Goodwood’s historical racetrack discreetly crafted into the material.
The elements of Goodwood are brought to the exterior to continue the flow of creativity on the outside. The bonnet and windscreen are both painted in a matte black to make the exterior stand out even further. The wheels are colored to match the gun-metal paint, which is the first time we’ve seen matching wheels with a Bespoke Rolls-Royce’s finish.
Everyday, a customer or a Rolls-Royce aficionado from within their walls is inspired in some way to create a never before seen work of automotive art. The Bespoke team consistently creates one-off vehicles that are admired by millions and created to do one thing: be the finest, rarest, most luxurious automobile on the market. We look forward to seeing what will emerge from their factory next.