By Alice Morais
Thinking of a new generation of customers, considered by the brand as a group of “young, self-empowered, self-confident rule breakers”, Rolls-Royce brought the Black Badge series earlier this year.
Available in two models – the smaller Ghost sedan or the two-door Wraith – the luxury includes a number of custom visual elements that have not been seen at any other Rolls-Royce product. The Spirit of Ecstasy figurine now has a high-gloss black look, matching the new silver-on-black Double R on the front.
Traditionally chrome surfaces like the front grille surround, boot lid finisher, and exhaust pipes have all turned dark. Rolls-Royce says the black paint is the deepest, darkest black “ever seen on a production car surface.” The interior has a new aluminum-threaded carbon fiber (with threads 0.014mm in diameter), which is covered with six coats of lacquer and hand-polished.