Ben and Christine Sloss, US-based car enthusiasts by day and endurance racers on the weekends, took delivery today of their latest Bespoke Rolls-Royce commission from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Los Gatos, California.
The finishing for the Sloss’s new Black Badge Cullinan is done in a unique Bespoke colorway – Pikes Peak Blue, created specifically for them by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collection. The name of the car, Black Badge Cullinan is actually a homage to the legendary Colorado hill-climb, which is one of their favorite races.
Combined with the vivid flashes of Forge Yellow on the hand-painted coachline, wheel-center pinstripes, and brake calipers, it carries the colors of the flag of Modena, the northern Italian province, and the livery carried by all the couple’s racing cars.
Black Badge Cullinan
Dawn Black Badge
|NEDCcorr (combined) CO2 emission: 341 g/km; Fuel consumption: 18.8 mpg / 15.0 l/100km||NEDCcorr (combined) CO2 emission: 371 g/km; Fuel consumption: 17.3 mpg / 16.3l/100km|
|WLTP (combined) CO2 emission: 377-355 g/km; Fuel consumption: 17.0-18.1 mpg / 16.62-15.6l/100km||WLTP (combined) CO2 emission: 382-380 g/km; Fuel consumption: 16.7-16.9 mpg / 16.9-16.8l/100km|
Rolls Royce Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan Exterior Specifications
The Black Badge variant brings out the darker, edgier, more assertive side of Cullinan’s character. Mr. and Mrs. Sloss’s car includes the signature silver-on-black ‘RR’ monogram, dark window surrounds, and custom two-tone Black Badge wheels.
To underline the car’s performance credentials, the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy atop the dark Pantheon grille is milled from a solid billet of carbon fiber. Greeting the driver upon opening the front doors are personalized Black Badge tread plates designed to match the Black Badge logo, each plate underwent a precise Physical Vapor Deposition coating process in Black and then engraved to reveal the silver metal of the client’s name.
Rolls Royce Bespoke Black Badge Cullinan Interior Specifications
Inside, the seats are hand-crafted in navy-blue leather with accent stitching and monograms in Forge Yellow; similar contrast highlights appear on the fascia, door pockets, and even the face of the brushed metal Bespoke clock. The Bespoke Technical Clock was created with Navy Blue Anodised brushed stainless steel surround and accented with Forge Yellow.
The subtle accents with Forge Yellow highlights were developed especially for Mr. Sloss’s project to harmonize with the dark blue interior scheme. Each door panel is adorned with Mrs. Sloss’s personal racing logo – a stylized stiletto in embroidered leather – created by Mrs. Sloss and interpreted by a Bespoke specialist who previously worked as a shoe designer. This Cullinan Black Badge design indirectly complements the previous 2018 Bespoke Dawn Black Badge The Collective.
What You Might not know about Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce is one the most prestigious luxury car brand in the world. Here are some interesting facts about this traditional British automotive manufacturer –
- The Rolls-Royce Limited Company was first established on 15 March 1906 by Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce.
- 60 percent of the Rolls-Royce cars produced are still being used to this very day. The longest operating car on record is a 1904 model owned by Thomas Love Jr. of Perth, Scotland.
- In addition to cars, Rolls-Royce also builds engines for airplanes.
- The Rolls-Royce vehicle manufacturing division was separated from its parent company in 1973 and became the popular Rolls-Royce Motors.
- Most Rolls-Royce models use BMW technology and components which are then rebuilt to Rolls-Royce specifications and standards.
- Unlike many other car brands, Rolls-Royce engines are still manually assembled by engineers
- The Rolls-Royce Phantom took two months to complete because it was done manually. It had 200 aluminum parts and 300 alloy steel parts.
- As Rolls Royce offers nearly 44,000 existing color options for their cars, some customers face difficulty in choosing their ultimate color palette.
- The Spirit of Ecstasy statue first came into use in 1922. Today, it features modern technology that allows it to be hidden inside the front grille to prevent theft.
- Rolls-Royce alloy rims are always placed in a vertical position. It has bearings and weights to make sure it does not rotate with the wheels.
- You have the option to customize your own designs, color combinations, and so on for your own Rolls-Royce up to your preference.
- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Kuala Lumpur is the official importer for Rolls-Royce in Malaysia.
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