Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Unveils SG50 Ghost Series II

As Singapore gears up to celebrate its 50th anniversary Rolls-Royce has joined in and has commissioned a car to commemorate the event.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore’s SG50 Ghost Series II purred of the production line at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, a significant way for the brand to celebrate Singapore’s national day as it is the first time anywhere in the world Rolls-Royce has commissioned a car to commemorate the anniversary of a country.

Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, said: “I have been eagerly anticipating this car. The Bespoke team at Goodwood has done a truly awesome job in creating this one-off car, and I think its future owner will be very pleased with the craftsmanship and attention to detail put into it. Congratulations to Singapore for its 50th anniversary.”

Mr Paul Harris, Asia Pacific Regional Directorof Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, had this to say: “I am proud that yet another fine example of authentic luxury has been created by the Bespoke team at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. This SG50 Ghost Series II, a unique celebratory Rolls-Royce, will sit as a timeless masterpiece in a client’s care to reflect on this significant milestone.”

The SG50 Ghost Series II

When designing the bespoke car, effortless relevance to Singapore was the key objective. English White together with a coachline in consort red was chosen for the exterior as it subtly represented the colours of the Singapore flag. No expense was spared when it came to attention to detail – the paint process lasted seven days, during which five layers were applied to the Ghost’s body. The 5.4-metre coachline also incorporated a Merlion motif which is painstakingly hand-painted with a squirrel-hair brush by the resident expert, Mark Court. Further, 21” seven spoke, forged and part polished alloy wheels add a hint of dynamism to the car’s profile.

The interior however is where the bespoke team has paid particular attention – naturally so, as it is where an owner would spend the most time. Like the exterior, a contrast of consort red and seashell colours was picked to give a discerning nod to Singapore’s national colours. Beyond that, the iconic Merlion logo has been stitched to each of the four headrests in the car.

When the doors are opened, passengers would be greeted by a highly detailed treadplate featuring Singapore’s skyline, designed by the Goodwood Bespoke Design studio. Bespoke designer Michael Bryden referenced images of Singapore’s recognisable Central Business District (CBD) and harbour to create an abstract interpretation of the iconic skyline. The drawing was done digitally so as to achieve a high level of detail that would have been impossible through a hand sketch. It was then laser engraved onto the stainless steel tread plate, completed with the words “Hand Built in Goodwood, England for Singapore’s 50th Anniversary”.

WEB'S BEST

Top stories from across the globe

  • Singapore Stresses Under a Wealth of Worries
  • A Short History of Investing in Gold – and What to Expect for 2017
  • Asia Pacific's Top Six Credit Risks For 2017
  • The 5 Most Shocking News in 2016
  • Hazel Moore: Banks Are Completely Wasting Valuable Customer Data
  • Morgan Stanley CEO Makes First-Ever Stock Sales After Bank Rally
More

PHOTO GALLERIES

finews.asia Networking Event

finews.asia Networking Event

Show pictures

stars China Symposium 2016

stars China Symposium 2016

Show pictures

Compare my salary

Compare my salary

Feeling Underpaid? Benchmark your salary by job title, company and location. Find out where you stand in minutes.

compare my salary

Newsletter

Newsletter-SymbolFree Subscription

Subscribe to our free newsletter and receive daily email alerts from the finews editorial team with a list of the top featured articles.

Share with us

Do you have any market intelligence to share with finews.asia – email us on info@finews.asia – All communication is completely confidential and strictly anonymous.