Every single automobile built by the iconic British luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is a symbol of excess. The hundreds and thousands of dollars paid by its customers get them exclusivity on an unparalleled level achieved by not just pushing the limits of automotive engineering but also the craftsmanship involved that makes every single detail worthy of being truly special – something perfectly demonstrated by this bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith. The particular example of the automaker’s dynamic Grand Tourer features “the most detailed ever single embroidery to feature in a Rolls-Royce motor car.” The car’s headliner adorns an intricate embroidery of a Peregrine Falcon, the fastest bird in the world. It is the latest masterpiece from the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective which consists of nearly 250,000 stitches to interpret the falcon in great detail. A team of designers, craftspeople and engineers took over one month to develop the embroidery.
Josh Liles, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke Embroidery Specialist said: “The design required hours of observation of a Peregrine Falcon – we needed to understand the musculature, the movement, the shading of the feathers. We wanted the bird to adopt an alert and predatory stance. We created multiple iterations of the embroidery – the direction, length and spacing of the stitch can have a great impact on the final image. We purposefully shaped the beak and angled the eye to create a sense of aggression.” He continued, “The Falcon embroidery became a labour of love. Technically, it is exceptionally difficult to embroider this density of stitches onto the leather. Embroidery puts stress and tension on leather causing a physical wave in the material, which naturally, is unacceptable in a Rolls-Royce.”
The specially commissioned Wraith with signature elements wears a dual-tone paint scheme of Bala Blue and Andalusian White on the exterior with an Arctic White coachline, painted by hand using a fine squirrel hair paintbrush. The theme is continued on the inside with the car’s special motif used as an embellishment between the rear occupant’s seats. Additionally, it is also painted onto the motor car’s piano finish fascia. A Bespoke Rolls-Royce clock with guilloché inspired detailing completes the special treatment received by the cabin.