With Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s Costa Smerelda as its palette, Rolls-Royce has created two one-off expressions of automotive art—a Wraith and a Dawn debuted today to celebrate the opening of the Rolls-Royce Summer Studio in the harbored haven. The bespoke vehicles were created to capture the ambience of the luxe locale’s sumptuous sunrises and sunsets, as well as to convey the region’s maritime motif. The result is the British marque’s exquisite “Dusk until Dawn” duet.
The ethereal tones of twilight are translated by the custom Wraith, wearing dual shades of silver accented with a purple pinstripe on its exterior. At the front, the gently glowing Spirit of Ecstasy ornamentation reflects the day’s diminishing illumination. The interior is royally arrayed in purple, blue, slate, and black with lush ostrich-leather detailing.
Infused with the colors of the marine environment at daybreak, the unique Dawn (the drophead coupe released this year) is dressed with an emerald exterior complemented by a cabin covered with seashell and green leather. And as with the luxury yachts moored in the marina, the interior has been given a generous treatment of teak that extends to the luggage compartment. Adding to the sense of place, the fascia is festooned with emeralds and mother-of-pearl placed against white gold and inlaid as the insignia of Porto Cervo.
Accompanying the mobile masterworks on display are two headrests transformed into the medium of expression for one of London’s leading tattoo artists, Mo Coppoletta, a consultant on the Dusk until Dawn project. The Rolls-Royce Summer Studio, a sophisticated syntheses of showroom, exhibition space, and club for connoisseurs, will be open until September. (rolls-roycemotorcars.com)