Rolls in to Manchester. The one off Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce has designed a one-of-a-kind car to pay tribute to the city of Manchester and its long-standing connection with the luxury automaker. Did you know that the city was where the founders of Rolls-Royce, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, first met in 1904 at the Midland Hotel, in central Manchester? Well, this bespoke Ghost is the first car to be inspired by the city's history and architecture.

The talented team at Rolls-Royce's Bespoke Collective spent two years creating this masterpiece, and they've really outdone themselves. Designer Ieuan Hatherall wanted to make a car that was modern yet elegant, with a nod to Manchester's iconic symbol - the Manchester Bee. You'll find the bee motif on the C pillar and embroidered on the front and rear seat inserts, honoring the hard work ethic and buzzing activity of the city.

The car's exterior is coated in a traditional silver color with a coachline in Turchese, creating a contemporary accent to the car. Even the brake callipers are presented in Turchese, matching the pinstripe wheel centre caps. But the real show-stopper is the Illuminated Fascia, with 10,000 laser-etched dots depicting an ethereal view of Manchester from above. The largest etched dot on the Illuminated Fascia represents the location of the Midland Hotel, where the two founding fathers of Rolls-Royce met over a century ago.

The rear seat centre is embroidered with tone-on-tone thread depicting some of Manchester's iconic locations. But that's not all; the Rolls-Royce headliner showcases a Graphene lattice-inspired pattern, paying tribute to the lightweight, strong and flexible material discovered by two professors at the University of Manchester in 2004.

Finally, the illuminated treadplates on the inside of the cabin doors spell out "MCR" in Binary, honoring the city's reputation as a pioneer in technology. It's a nod to "The Manchester Baby," the world's first stored programmed electronic digital computer that was successfully run at the University of Manchester back in 1948.


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