Rolls-Royce Sweetens The End of Summer With Candy-Colored Special Editions
A “Forbidden Pink” Cullinan Black Badge and “Sagano Green” Ghost are among the colorful new options from the luxury automaker.
Rolls-Royce has stated that its bespoke Black Badge program deals in custom vehicles that are “darker in aesthetic, more urgent in personality and dramatic in material treatment.”
That mission may seem incongruous with the flaming new Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge in “Forbidden Pink” that debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in mid-August, but astute fans of the the Spirit of Ecstasy-marked brand will note that the iconic hood ornament is indeed black out, as mandated by its Black Badge status.
The pinks used on this Cullinan are appearing for the first time on any Rolls vehicle. Another variant of the hue—Peony Pink—colors the leather of the Bespoke Viewing Suite’s chairs and cocktail table, which emerge from the trunk. The interior’s Grace White, Cashmere Grey and Lime Green leathers also “defy conventional Black Badge stereotypes,” Rolls notes.
This candy-colored Cullinan Black Badge was joined at Pebble Beach by another bright, first-ever Rolls expression—a Ghost in Crystal over Sagano Green. Six layers of the stuff were hand-applied at the marque’s Exterior Surface Finish Centre, with minute specks added in between layers four and five for extra dimensionality.
A closer look reveals a thin black coachline running the length of the Ghost’s exterior, complimenting the pinstripe ties on gloss-black wheels.
Rolls’ point isn’t trying to sell these exact cars but showcase its vast capacity to create truly bespoke commissions. If what’s required isn’t available from Rolls’ 44,000-shade palette, they’ll make a “Bespoke Signature Named” hue just for you.