At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce is bringing a custom built Ghost dubbed ‘Elegance’ that wears the world’s first ever “diamond paint finish.” One of Rolls-Royce’s buyers commissioned the carmaker to create a unique long-wheelbase Ghost that features a paint finish made with 1000 crushed diamonds. Called “Diamond Stardust,” Rolls-Royce sourced 1,000 diamonds and dedicated 2 months testing different painting methods and applications to ensure the desired reflection. They also made sure the precious stones couldn’t be felt to the touch when running your hand along the car’s paint.
While the cost wasn’t specified, the British marquee did say it was the most expensive paint to ever grace the body of a motor car. The diamonds were milled to a fine powder before being mixed with paint. An extra final layer of clear coat was applied to protect the diamond particles during the hand-polishing process, which took another two days. Except for the special paint, the rest of the car is exactly the same. In addition to the bespoke Ghost Elegance, Rolls-Royce will be showcasing its first ‘Couture collection’ – the spring/summer 2017 ‘Dawn – Inspired by Fashion’ collection at the Geneva Motor Show.