Rolls-Royce is the North Star (pun intended) for hyper-lux brands across the board in many ways. Rolls-Royce hood ornament, the Spirit of Ecstasy, has been burned into minds across the globe as the symbol of quality and, of course, dudes with monocles with too much money.
Well, Rolls is at it again with an extremely lux and over the top with a bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith. These days, Roll’s customers are trading in the stereotype of monocle-wearing land Barron, for the all-white dishdasha of Saudi Arabian royalty.
A heavenly Rolls-Royce Wraith
This celestial-themed Wraith was commissioned (yup, commissioned) through Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi. The Wraith’s exterior is more California mural van than it is Rolls-Royce with its hand-painted mural of a satellite view of the Arabian Peninsula across the entire hood. According to MotorTrend, the artwork took around 100 hours to complete by hand.
If somehow that weren’t enough, along the side of the Wraith, near the door handles is a small mural of symbols representing all of the planets in order; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The commissioner of the car is clearly a hater because Pluto is left out.
A spacey interior
Although this celestially themed Rolls-Royce is bonkers and over the top, there is a precedent for Rolls-Royce pulling down the heavens and putting them in their cars. Back in 2018, the hyper-lux carmaker offered a limited 55 examples of the Rolls-Royce Wraith Luminary Collection. These cars feature a headliner speckled in 1340 fiber optic lights that show whatever sliver of the night sky the buyer would prefer.
This mural-van Roll-Royce Wraith was clearly inspired by the Luminary Wraith and has included that feature in the cabin. The headliner shows the planets in silver while Earth is inlaid in gold (cause why not). The Arabi accents don’t stop on the hood.
According to MotorTrend, the Arabi theme continues with a second depiction of the Arabian Peninsula on the center console. Furthermore, the Moccasin-leather seats are meant to represent the sands of the Emirates’ deserts. Lastly, MotorTrend points out blue and green accents throughout the cabin represent other natural features of the region.
What is a Rolls-Royce Wraith anyway?
The Rolls-Royce Wraith has been around, at least in name, since the 1930s. It is a long, massive, and overall road-commanding two-door luxury cruiser that has been offered in this form since 2014.
MotorTrend reports that the Rolls-Royce Wraith still comes with its Jurassic-Era 6.6-liter V12 making 624 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Although there is massive power here, the Wraith’s colossal size and weight require every single pony kicking in that V12.
MotorTrend says that even though the size is manageable and still plenty easy to drive, it is not a sporty vehicle. V12s really isn’t the draw for buyers coming to Rolls-Royce; it’s the super fancy interiors and that pretty little emblem, if we’re honest.
The Wraith seats two up front and two in the back. Unlike most back seats, the Wraith’s are equipped with copious amounts of legroom. After all, that is the point for many people when buying a Rolls-Royce, to be driven around by someone else, and enjoy the ride.
What does it cost to have a Wraith?
For our Saudi friend’s bespoke Wraith, guessing the price would be a fool’s errand. Companies like Roll-Royce offer such an extensive list of ways to customize their cars that there are few resources available to figure out pricing on something like this. The closest retail car, according to MotorTrend, is the special edition Kryptos collection, which costs around $400,000. I would wager this one-off Wraith is far north of that.