“Quail: A Motorsport Gathering” is one of those events that always inspires special edition vehicles, most of which are bespoke – one-off production – vehicles. We already got a good look at BMW and Zagato’s beautiful creation and now we have Rolls-Royce getting in on the bespoke fun with a one-off Ghost. Rolls Royce displayed this custom Ghost at The Quail: A Motorstport Gathering to show what its Bespoke division is capable of.
This 2013 Ghost Extended Wheelbase is decked out with the official flower of California, the Orange Poppy, in various places in the car. The exterior of this Ghost bears a Carrara White and Mazarine Blue two-tone paint job with a Mandarin Orange stripe separating the two colors. This flawless paint job sits atop the Ghost’s hefty body with a glass-like finish.
The suicide doors open up to expose a mirror-like polished scuff plate that you likely wouldn’t want to touch, except with a soft cloth. This scuff plate dons the aforementioned poppy flower, which is seen throughout this beautiful car, and a "Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2012" stamp.
The seats feature the same poppy flower embroidered on the headrests. They are covered with seashell and navy blue leather with navy blue piping to set them off. The two-tone coloring proceeds onto the dashboard to keep the effect going. A cross-banded walnut burr veneer is inserted in the dashboard and boasts a navy blue clock in the center of it.
The rear seats are ventilated to keep your passengers cool and boast a massage feature to keep them relaxed too. There is also rear theater entertainment and a coolbox to help keep drinks nice and chilled.
We’re not too sure what’s in store under the hood of the 2013 Ghost "The Quail: A Motorstport Gathering" Edition’s hood, but we’re pretty sure it is the same 6.6-liter V-12 powerplant found in the 2012 Ghost that pumps out 563 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 575 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm.
In conclusion, we like this one-off Ghost, though it is one of the less exciting ones this year.
Click past the jump to read Rolls-Royce’s official presser.
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ROLLS-ROYCE UNVEILS BESPOKE 2013 GHOST AT QUAIL
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveils 2013 Ghost with a one off edition celebrating Quail, a Motorsports gathering, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey.
Every August the Monterey Peninsula plays host to what is arguably the most prestigious automotive concours event in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Highlighted by warm ocean breezes and meticulously manicured golf courses, the event draws the best of the best of both historic and experimental vehicles from around the globe. The weekend kicks off on Friday with Quail, a Motorsports Gathering featuring the newest limited edition and concept vehicles.
In celebration, the one of a kind 2013 Ghost Extended Wheelbase unveiled at Quail shows a sampling of what is possible when commissioning your Rolls-Royce with the creative assistance of the craftsmen and women of the Bespoke department at the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood, England.
A contrasting upper two-tone paint scheme sparkles with Carrara White over Mazarine Blue offset by a Mandarin Orange twin feature line. Opening the coach doors, one is greeted by polished tread plates with Pebble Beach and the Orange Poppy, the official flower of California and native to the Monterey peninsula.
The poppy theme is carried through to hand monogrammed headrests and the veneered dash inlay. Seashell and Navy Blue contrasting leather is highlighted by Navy Blue piping and two-tone contrasting instrument panel. A Navy Blue clock is set into Crossbanded Walnut Burr Veneer, both available for the first time on 2013 Ghost.
Individual ventilated rear seating with massage feature and theater entertainment offer a space to relax while enjoying a drink from the coolbox.
For 2013, Ghost is further enhanced with new features providing an even greater experience for both driver and passenger in comfort and technology. A perforated leather headliner is available with the standard Panorama Sunroof on Ghost Extended Wheelbase for the first time enhancing the light and airy feel of the cabin.
Natural Grain leather, the softest, most luxurious leather, previously only available on Phantom is available as an option on Ghost for the first time in 2013. When chosen, natural grain leather covers the seats, upper and lower instrument panel, instrument panel sides, door trim and center armrest and rear hat tray.
Night Vision with person recognition will pretension the brakes, alongside the audible and visual pedestrian warnings, in the event that sudden braking is required. Comfort Access now includes a Smart Boot Opener function. Approaching the rear of the car, a simple leg movement triggers the opening of the boot without the need to press any buttons.
2013 Ghost arrives in showrooms coinciding with the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance weekend.