The show started with a bang yesterday when Bugatti showcased the newest addition to its Bugatti Legend collection, Meo Constantini. Today Rolls-Royce made a splash with a Phantom studded with 446 diamonds, made just for the Dubai Motor Show.
And diamonds are not even the main attraction of the car named Celestial Phantom – that honor goes to the special edition Starlight Headliner. More than 1,000 fiber optic lights are arranged in the roof of the car to give the impression of driving under a night sky. There are Rolls-Royces with starry night roofs, but they are mostly randomly arranged by hand. In the Celestial Phantom, the sky looks exactly the same as it was on the night of January 1, 2003, in Goodwood, Rolls-Royce’s home base. The day was special for the company because they delivered the very first Phantom to the owner on that night. To get the constellation right, Rolls-Royce asked for help from the local South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, England.
Diamonds are handset in the rear privacy door, door cappings, and center console lid. Due to safety regulations diamonds are not studded in the steering wheel, according to Rolls-Royce designer Alex Innes. Other features include inky blue leather, special glassware, and an exquisite picnic set. Rolls-Royce expects car enthusiast collectors to make bids for the car. No price was announced by Rolls-Royce.
Source: Business Insider