Want 1,000 crushed diamonds incorporated into the paint of your new Rolls-Royce? No problem. Thinking of having your starlight headliner designed to show the night sky on an evening that’s particularly special to you? Of course. Rolls-Royce Bespoke offers a wide range of customization options, and on a tour of the automaker’s facilities in Goodwood, England, we learned about the very small list of things the craftspeople won’t do—no matter how much money you’ve got.
Good taste is relative—what’s considered acceptable in one part of the world may not work in another, and that helps explain the variety of interior/exterior color combinations we saw as we walked above the factory floor. Even if you’re the type of person to spend six figures on a whim for a new painting, there remain a few things Rolls-Royce can’t or won’t do. The first is that Rolls-Royce, not surprisingly, wants to stay compliant with the law. So you’re on your own to remove warning labels that may appear on sun visors or sideview mirrors.
And if you’ve ever cringed at the sight of a BMW roundel updated from the blue-and-white color scheme to white-and-pink (or another color), you may appreciate that Rolls-Royce also won’t change the color of its badges. So—for now—the double-R logo will remain black on silver, or silver on black for Black Badge cars.
To get a better idea of Rolls-Royce Bespoke’s capabilities, we got a close look at the 50-unit Wraith Eagle VIII Collection car. Although this Wraith appears understated for a special-edition, the real magic is inside.
And if you’re still not sure how to customize the Cullinan or Ghost you ordered, keep an eye out for special-edition models; Rolls-Royce tells us it usually has two special editions a year. As Bespoke designer Matt Danton aptly told us, the special editions keep the Bespoke team sharp.