Rolls-Royce presents Ghost Prism

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Prism embodies the preferences of clients from the fashion and design industries, increasingly compelled by dark, neutral tones with bold strokes of color.

Rolls-Royce presents Ghost Prism Photos by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Many Rolls-Royce clients are powerful and influential figures in the international fashion, design, and super-luxury community. These individuals apply their professional instincts and personal sensibilities to their Rolls-Royce commissions. Based on the marque's designers' close relationship with these clients, they have anticipated demand for an emerging aesthetic movement and created Rolls-Royce Ghost Prism.

Drawing inspiration from contemporary design, Rolls-Royce Ghost Prism showcases flawlessly finished dark, neutral tones subtly accented with bold strokes of color, creating a timeless statement. This contrast between a solid form and bright, spectral hues inspired Ghost Prism's name.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Prism Forge Yellow

The example presented is shown in Gunmetal grey, which has a rich mineral finish. It was produced through an exacting 10-step process in which four layers of paint are meticulously applied and then polished by hand for 16 hours.

In place of the marque's classic mirror-polished stainless steel finish, the motor car's grille and rear-lid brightwork are presented in high-gloss Burnout, a smoked black-grey hue. To achieve this effect, each metal piece is hand-prepared by the marque's artisans: first, a light abrasive is used across each piece to provide a key for a hardwearing primer, onto which four coats of Burnout paint is applied. After curing, these pieces are individually polished to match the high-gloss brilliance of the motor car's coachwork. In keeping with the understated aesthetic of Ghost Prism, the front bumper and side profile brightwork feature a deep gloss black finish.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Prism Phoenix Red

Clients have a choice of four bold accent colors - Phoenix Red, Turchese, Mandarin, and Forge Yellow - to complement their chosen exterior color and create the striking contrast central to this contemporary design movement. The selected accent color is applied to the lower bumper inserts, brake calipers, and coachline - a sparing yet cohesive gesture that spans Ghost's mechanical, aerodynamic, and sculptural elements. The subtle flashes of color further extend to the interior of the motor car, including the 1,040 colored ‘stars' in the Bespoke Starlight Headliner - each individually placed in the leather canvas through perforated holes, precisely chalked and punched by hand - which fill the cabin with a gentle glow.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Prism Turchese

While clients can appoint their interior suite with a near-limitless number of Bespoke colorways, early Ghost Prism commissions incorporate a light and vibrant palette in contrast to the bold authority of the motor car's exterior. Just 120 examples of Ghost Prism are available globally, a subtle acknowledgment of 2024 being the 120th anniversary of the marque.

Mathias Haegglund Code Collector, Globetrotter, and Occasional Gamer.