The Rolls-Royce Black Badge models are the sinister-looking counterparts of the standard variants specially created for those looking for thrill behind the wheel while being cocooned in ultimate luxury. The British marque has introduced a new collection of special edition models, called the Adamas Collection, which is based on the on Black Badge editions of the Rolls-Royce Dawn and Wraith. The collection takes its name from a word that means ‘untamable’, ‘invincible’ and also ‘diamond.’ Rolls-Royce describes the Adamas Collection as a celebration of the “darker side of contemporary craftsmanship.” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce, commented, “Adamas is a Collection that fuses the extraordinary competence of our Bespoke craftspeople from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, with the rebellious spirit of Black Badge. The result is a motor car for those who seek more than the definitive of engineered luxury conveyance. This is a motor car for the risk-taker who is not afraid to embrace a bold and progressive statement of true and modern luxury, in its darkest form.”
Consisting of 40 Black Badge Wraiths and 30 Black Badge Dawns, the most eye-catching feature is the carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy, which takes 68 hours to manufacture. The figure is engineered from 294 layers of aerospace grade carbon fiber that resides on a specially created titanium base, vapor blasted to adopt a darkened aesthetic, bearing the words ‘BLACK BADGE ADAMAS’, and the infinity logo. On the outside, there are two exterior paint finishes available, each sporting a two-tone combination. The Aphrodite Red is a combination of red and black, and there’s Morpheus Blue, which combines blue with red. According to luxury automaker, the two shades create an iridescent effect, emphasized in part by a deep color transition that extends throughout the body of the car.
On the inside, the dash-mounted clock is encrusted with 88 laboratory-grown diamonds arranged in a Black Badge infinity symbol mounted on a carbon-fiber back plate. The famous starlight headliner now features 1,340 individual fiber-optic lights arranged in a shape of the molecular structure of carbon in a diamond crystal. Two-tone steering wheel, woven black leather on the transmission tunnel and door bins, and special sill plates round up the special touches inside the cabin.