Motor Cars has unveiled the Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow, the final examples of the Wraith, which transformed perceptions of Rolls-Royce, and the marque's last V12 coupe ahead of its all-electric future. Only 12 units of the Black Arrow will be produced worldwide, each celebrating Wraith's status as the last V12 coupe made by the marque. Goodwood's designers and engineers took inspiration for the Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow Collection from the V12-powered Thunderbolt, which set world land speed records in the 1930s.
The Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow Collection has an exclusive bespoke finish, featuring a full color graduation between two tones: Celebration Silver and Black Diamond. The coachwork also has a subtle texture inspired by the crusted surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats, and a high-gloss lacquer polished for more than 12 hours to achieve a glass-like finish. The vehicle's Gradient Paint is one of the most technically complex paints ever created by Rolls-Royce, requiring 18 months of surface testing and development by the marque's Bespoke Collective of engineers, craftspeople, and designers.
The interior of the Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow has an illuminated Thunderbolt Speedform between the front seats and a record-breaking bespoke Starlight Headliner, featuring 2,117 fibre-optic ‘stars'. The car features a new ‘Club Leather’ interior surface treatment and each interior door panel is made of 320 marquetry pieces to create a dramatic, tactile surface. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said the magnificent final V12 coupé Collection captures both the significance and spirit of Wraith through the marque’s hallmark and peerless bespoke capabilities. The price and availability of the Black Badge Wraith Black Arrow have not been disclosed.