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Rolls-Royce Bespoke creates Year of the Dragon Collection

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Rolls-Royce has announced a commemorative offering in preparation for the forthcoming Year of the Dragon celebration, which starts on January 23, 2012.

Designed by Rolls-Royce's Bespoke team, the Year of the Dragon Collection has been inspired by the legendary creature that is revered in China, and created to celebrate the ultimate symbol of power, prosperity and good fortune.

The collection features unique detailing on both the exterior and interior of the Phantom or Phantom Extended Wheelbase models and includes a gold hand-painted dragon coachline inspired by Beijing's Forbidden City; dragon headrest embroidery available in Tan, Golden Sand, Black and White; a dragon inlay, which will be hand-laid to the passenger panel and include the Phantom name outlined in gold; two hand-stitched cushions for the rear passengers, specified with embroidered double R-R logos and piping; and illuminated treadplates with ‘Year of the Dragon 2012' highlighted in LED lighting.

"We delight in bringing new, exclusive designs to our customers", said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "The Bespoke team elegantly captures the imagination with this Year of the Dragon Collection, celebrating the turning of a New Year of prosperity and good fortune with this unique creative offering."

The Year of the Dragon Collection offers a choice of either modern or traditional marquetry to match the customer's veneer choice which – as a reflection of the Woodshop's craftsmanship and attention to detail – is laser-cut and then hand-assembled into position in the veneer.

"This limited edition car embodies the synergy of craftsmanship, creativity and culture in a manner that is uniquely Rolls-Royce," added Thomas G. Jefferson, Bespoke Sales Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.


By Eric Gallina