WHILE THE launch of Phantom Series II made headlines centre stage at the Geneva motor show, a very special Rolls-royce Ghost also won admirers in the company's exclusive on-stand guest lounge.
Clients, dealers and media guests were delighted by the presentation of one of the first examples of a two-tone Rolls-royce Ghost, a bespoke option offered for the first time this year, complementing the popularity of two-tone Phantom models.
Finished in Infinity Black, with a Cassiopeia Silver upper two-tone, the Geneva Ghost features an interior design scheme that perfectly reflects the twotone theme. Seashell headlining and sumptuous black leather frames black stained ash veneer into which steel pinstripes have been carefully crafted. The final luxury touch is lambswool floor mats.
A second upper two-tone Rolls-royce Ghost has recently been commissioned for delivery to a client based in the Middle East. This striking colour scheme starts with Baynunah Brown, with Arizona Sun bathing the car's bonnet, window surrounds, roof and luggage compartment. A gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy and double coach-line in gold finish the design.
Rolls-royce Motor Cars celebrated a record sales result in 2011 with 3,538 models delivered to clients worldwide, beating the previous sales record held in 1978 when 3,347 units were sold, a period during which Rolls-royce was under different ownership. 2011 also marked a record for the Rolls-royce Bespoke personalisation programme, a service with Rolls-royce's legendary hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail at its core. Nearly every Phantom family model leaving the Home of RollsRoyce at Goodwood came with some element of bespoke personalisation, from unique paint colours, interior detailing and embroidery, to exquisite whole vehicle designs including champagne sets, humidors and picnic sets.