Rolls-Royce wanted to shine with its own light in the Geneva Motor Show. With the Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity, the British manufacturer has once again taken an important step forward in search of maximum exclusivity. Inspired by the legendary silk road, this unique unit makes craftsmanship its best letter of introduction, because for every interior and exterior detail, Rolls-Royce does not talk about prices or complex processes, but about Hundreds of hours to hand craft the most unique Rolls-Royce Phantom ever made by their special orders department. An ode to true craftsmanship that makes this Rolls-Royce Phantom a unique museum piece.
Based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II, Rolls-Royce has focused on making its design inspired by oriental motifs. While outside we meet a new pearlescent white paint that requires more than 12 hours of hand polishing, becoming the most expensive paint Rolls-Royce has ever offered, The finest silks and woods have been used inside to offer a never-before-made interior by the Goodwood-based firm.
Proof of the degree of craftsmanship achieved inside the Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity, we met with the entire cabin upholstered with silk from Suzhou, China. Choosing this location to get the best silks had its reason for being in the legacy of this town, known for the quality of its silks and embroidery for centuries.
Rolls-Royce claims that for the interior floral motifs, hand-painted was used, a process that took more than 600 hours to achieve the required degree of excellence. Each panel and interior piece has been upholstered in natural silk entirely by hand, using leather for the cargo compartment upholstery. In combination with fabrics, the Rolls-Royce Serenity is decked out in the use of smoked cherry wood, one of the most expensive, in combination with bamboo inserts.
Each wood motif is inserted by hand and using the same veins. The cut of each petal that makes up the drawing of the silk flower of the marquetry has been carried out using lasers, promoting an optimal fit to offer a final finish impossible to achieve with other methods.
Beyond the high degree of exclusivity and craftsmanship achieved in this Serenity edition, the highest in the history of Rolls-Royce according to the brand itself, we find a technical and equipment approach identical to the Phantom Series II. Under its hood is a propeller 460 hp atmospheric V12 associated with an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.