Friday, 2 October 2015

Handcrafted by Rolls-Royce Bespoke team, here is Wraith – History of Rugby

The exterior colour scheme of English White pays homage to the white rugby shirt worn at Rugby School, a tradition continued today by the England rugby team.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was founded when Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce re-wrote the rules for what the motor car should represent, and what the best car in the world should be able to do. 

In 1823, one young man blazed a similar trail in establishing the game of rugby – William Webb Ellis, “With a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it” and it is this illustrious history of the Great British institutions of Rolls-Royce and Rugby that has inspired the Bespoke Team with this car.

Wraith’s signature shoulder-line is accentuated by a hand-applied coachline in deep green, featuring an English rose motif in red.

An evocative feature of English rugby since 1871 is the red rose, originally hand-finished on the front of the white shirt. 

Folklore has it that the rose originates from Rugby School and Queen Elizabeth I, her red rose emblem placed with her permission on the school crest by its founder.

The seats are handcrafted in Seashell and Hotspur Red leather. Each headrest features an embroidered red rose, with Hotspur Red continuing the theme onto the dashboard accent panel, seat and door piping.

Piano Black veneer has been selected for the dashboard, the centre panel of which is delicately inlaid with the English rose. The main interior colour is Seashell contrasted with Navy Blue.