Rolls-Royce reveals yacht-inspired Nautical Wraith

Rolls-Royce reveals yacht-inspired Nautical Wraith

Details have emerged of a one-off, yacht-inspired Rolls-Royce called the Nautical Wraith, which has been made for an unnamed international customer.

Painted in Arabian Blue with an Orchid White roof and featuring an anchor emblem by the door handles and above the centre console, the interior is heavily influenced by luxury yachts with a dashboard made of Santos Palisander and Tudor Oak.

Rolls-Royce was unable to confirm the price of the Nautical Wraith or its buyer, but it did say that, as a large portion of its customers also have an interest in boats, more yacht-inspired models could appear in the future.

The Wraith is not the first Nautical edition commissioned by Rolls-Royce. In 2015, details of a Nautical Phantom surfaced, which featured an anchor motif on both the interior and exterior, as well as a bespoke compass stored in the telephone drawer.

Rolls-Royce is renowned for launching exclusive versions of its cars. An unnamed American customer, who was a fan of the detective television show Inspector Morse, commissioned a Wraith inspired by the iconic red and black Jaguar Mark 2 that appears in the series.

Other one-off examples include the Celestial Phantom, which featured 446 diamonds embedded in the door-cappings and centre console, and the Phantom Coupé Chicane, in which the interior wood finish was replaced with carbon fibre.

Rolls-Royce is one of a small number of manufacturers that build bespoke models for devoted customers. In 2012, Ferrari designed a one-off, 512 BB-inspired 458 for singer and guitarist Eric Clapton. McLaren also offers bespoke projects for its customers via its Special Operations team, which has produced the likes of the 12C-based X-1.

Source: www.autocar.co.uk