Rolls-Royce has unveiled the second of four Droptail models, after last week's private exhibition of La Rose Noire at a property in Monterey during Monterey Car Week. The outside of the unique Rolls-Royce is adorned with a two-tone paint job. The body is completed in a brand-new colour that's been given the name Globe Amaranth which is a gentle purple tint with silver overtones. More understated than the flashy Rolls-Royce Spectre, which comes in hues like Morganite. It took almost two years to perfect the Amethyst pigment used in the lacquer used to colour the carbon fibre accents. The Amethyst was given its name by its mysterious owner, who expanded a small gemstone shop into a global conglomerate. Given the rapid unveiling of two of the four Droptails, the other two might follow suit soon.
Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail: Design
Given the inherent significance of the car's wheels within the overall design, Rolls-Royce ensured extreme care and attention to detail in their construction. When seen from an appropriate perspective, the 22-inch metal components emit a subtle purple colour that seamlessly blends with the overall structure. On the lower air inlet, a total of 202 hand-polished stainless-steel ingots have been installed. It is unknown if this specific quantity has any significance. Notably, these ingots have been meticulously finished in the same Globe Amaranth colour as the rest of the vehicle's body.
Although it's called a convertible in slang, this vehicle has a hardtop. Upon installation, the electrochromic glass exhibits the ability to alter its colour and transparency in response to a button press. When activated, it assumes a colour that's similar to the car's interior colour. According to the company, it produces downforce on a new car as the only "raw" wood surface in the world.
Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail: Interior
The interior design combines gentle purples with dark oak and leather. The wood used in the manufacturing process was put through stringent inspection by the carmaker to verify that it met the same durability criteria as the exterior parts. Before the final assembly of the car, the firm tested over 150 samples for more than 8,000 hours, subjecting them to sunshine, rain, and temperature changes. Rolls-Royce claims this vehicle has its "most extensive wooden surface area" ever included in a vehicle.
Vacheron Constantin's handcrafted, Geneva-made, manually wound centrepiece for the dashboard is an impressive bit of engineering. The clock, which has a bi-axial tourbillon and a bi-retrograde display, may be taken out by the owner and kept apart from the car. Vacheron Constantin collaborated extensively with Rolls-Royce in the development of the timepiece's design, integrating the amethyst hue in conjunction with a baseplate made of white gold.
Both the owner's name and the car's price are kept a secret by Rolls-Royce. However, we can all guess how pricey the car may be.