The new Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan Blue Shadow is an ultra-exclusive car, limited to just 62 units.

By Sony Thomas

Rolls-Royce cars embody the pinnacle of automotive luxury and exclusivity.

Each vehicle is meticulously handcrafted to perfection, with no detail overlooked. From the exquisite materials used in the interior to the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy adorning the hood, every aspect of a Rolls-Royce exudes opulence and elegance.

The limited production numbers of Rolls-Royce models further enhance their exclusivity, ensuring that owning a Rolls-Royce is a privilege reserved for a select few. The customisation options offered by Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke program allow owners to create a truly unique and personalised vehicle, tailored to their individual tastes and preferences. This year Rolls Royce has even opened a ‘private office’ for customisation consultations with a rising number of ultra-wealthy individuals.

Now, the Goodwood carmaker has announced a limited-edition vehicle that is available exclusively through its private office, the Black Badge Cullinan ‘Blue Shadow’ Private Collection. Inspired by the Kármán Line, which marks the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space, the collection consists of 62 vehicles, each apparently representing one mile from Earth to the Kármán Line. Rolls-Royce says the design and features of the vehicle reflect the beauty and mystery of space.

The exterior of the ‘Blue Shadow’ Cullinan features a unique Stardust Blue paint, reminiscent of the deep blue colour of the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, while the grille surround and aero bumper inserts are finished in a satin tint that recalls the thermal tiles used on Space Shuttles. The Spirit of Ecstasy is 3D printed in titanium and finished in a blue-tinted lacquer, and the wheels are darkened with a translucent lacquer.

Inside, the ‘Blue Shadow’ Cullinan’s fascia and door panels are painted with six layers of paint, combining different shades of blue with a deep black hue to create a three-dimensional effect, and coated with a clear layer to add depth. The interior also features a unique Starlight Headliner, with an intricate Moon embroidery surrounded by 1,183 fibre-optic ‘stars’ that are individually placed in the leather canvas, creating a twinkling effect. The leather seats get a pattern consisting of 75,000 perforations representing shifting clouds, continents, and oceans. This pattern is extended to the picnic table backs, which feature a Piano Black veneer finish and a glass sparkle finish, symbolising the view into space. In addition to the vehicle, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective has created unique accessories to complement the ‘Blue Shadow’ Cullinan. These include an indoor car cover that echoes the seat pattern, a matching luggage set, and a 1:8 scale model replica of the vehicle.

This new limited-edition vehicle, is a reminder that owning a Rolls Royce is about joining a unique group of discerning individuals. The fact that all 62 Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan Blue Shadows have already found their owners before their official announcement reinforces the exceptional allure associated with the Rolls-Royce brand.

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