Rolls-Royce Art Deco Cars - 2012 Paris Auto Show
Providing a mobile homage to one of the 20th century's best-known art movements, Rolls-Royce brought a trio of vehicles tastefully enriched with elements that celebrate the Art Deco movement that took it's name from the "Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes" held in the City of Lights back in 1925. The Phantom Series II Saloon, Phantom Series II Drophead Coupé and Ghost on display feature unique color and trim treatments that Rolls will make available to customers on a special order basis.
The Deco-inspired Phantom Series II cars feature Infinity Black, Arabian Blue, Powder Blue or Arctic White exteriors with a bespoke, twin coach line that features an Art Deco motif and an illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament that recalls ornamental glassware of the period. The cabins of both the Saloon and Drophead Coupe are enriched with a host of equally focused touches that include embroidered headrests, custom inlays on piano black veneer, mother of pearl onlays, decorative stainless steel accent bits and Deco-style motifs on the door sill plates.
While the Deco-rated Ghost presented in Paris features a two-tone, Cobalto Blue topped with Jubilee Silver paint treatment, customer cars will be finished in Infinity Black or Arctic White, also augmented with dual bespoke coach lines and an illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy. The interior enhancements also include embroidered headrests, handcrafted Art Deco inlays and custom sill plates. The black-and-white interior motif will offer a choice of different accent piping colors, all drawn from the Deco era.
"In Paris we have elegantly captured the essence of one of the great periods in 20th century design," said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "These Art Deco-inspired motor cars stand as a testament to the breadth of the Rolls-Royce bespoke offering, reinforcing the marque's position as the world's leading manufacturer of luxury goods."