Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has added some colour to its usually dark Rolls-Royce Black Badge variants. Three Black Badge variants i.e. Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan Black Badge, get a super-solid Neon Nights colour treatment to light up the dark range.
Initially created for clients in the United States, Rolls-Royce is making three further iterations of each colour available for commission worldwide. But there will be a limited run of just four of each colour. The three Rolls-Royce models will each have a different hue, inspired by the natural world.
The Wraith Black Badge is fnished in Lime Rock Green, a near-luminous hue naturally bestowed on the Australian green tree frog, which Rolls-Royce Bespoke Paint Specialist Sami Coultas first encountered on a trip to Tamworth, north of Sydney. The interior of the Wraith is swathed in Scivaro Grey leather, with Lime Rock Green accents in the form of stitching and piping.
Meanwhile, the striking Eagle Rock Red created for the Dawn Black Badge mimics the flowers of ‘Ōhi‘a lehua, an evergreen tree native to Hawaii. The interior is fnished in Selby Grey leather with Koi Red stitching and piping details.
For Cullinan, the Bespoke Collective looked to an exotic butterfly, the Rhetus periander, for inspiration. Known as the Periander metalmark, this species is found across Central and South America; the vibrancy of its wings is faithfully captured in Cullinan’s Mirabeau Blue fnish. The Arctic White leather interior detailed in Lime Rock Green provides a dramatic contrast.
The Neon Nights cars follow a suite of Black Badges that grabbed headlines at the 2019 Pebble Beach event, which saw Ghost, Wraith and Dawn fnished in Bespoke pastel colours. Such was the demand for these cars, the colour pallete was embraced and developed, inspiring a new and dynamic colour pallete for Black Badge. Just three further examples of each colour will be made available for commission worldwide.
“Neon Nights is a vibrant trilogy of Rolls-Royce Black Badges, whose inspiration come from nature. The newly developed Bespoke paint is applied to the Black Badge variants of Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan – the darker and edgier ‘enfants terribles’ of the Rolls-Royce family. Taking cues from the natural world, including an Australian green tree frog, a Hawaiian tree flower and an exotic butterfly, these limited hues show Black Badge bolder in colour, appealing to patrons around the world who really do dare to be different,” said Sami Coultas, Bespoke Designer Colour & Trim, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.