Bespoke Rolls-Royce created to celebrate the history of Goodwood

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The brand manager for Rolls-Royce motor cars in Dubai has commissioned a one-off Phantom that is said to celebrate the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood racing circuit.

Mohammed EL-Arishy has teamed up with the bespoke design team at Rolls-Royce to create the one-of-a-kind Chicane Phantom Coupé that incorporates design cues and materials that evoke Goodwood's rich motor sport history.

EL-Arishy drew inspiration from the walls of the Goodwood Hotel that are adorned with images of motor racing greats negotiating the iconic circuit that sits adjacent.

"I wanted to create a motor car that captures the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The Home of Rolls-Royce's connection to such an important centre of British motoring heritage is something that fascinates my customers," said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dubai Brand Manager.

The traditional wood interior has been replaced by swathes of carbon fibre, alluding to the materials of modern racing machines. The bonnet and windscreen surround are finished in a matte black, complementing the Gunmetal exterior paint.

For the first time in Rolls-Royce history, the wheels have been painted to match the exterior finish, while small features such as a chequered flag motif stitching on the seats adds to the racing heritage.

"Customers often task us with designing cars themed around a particularly passion or interest. The customer leads the creative process, working in collaboration with us to create a highly personal, one-off masterpiece," said Gavin Hartley, Bespoke Design Manager.

When quizzed on a price, a Rolls-Royce spokesperson said: "This is a highly-bespoke, one-off motor car and it is likely have already found a home with one of our customers."

"Out of respect for our clientele, we wouldn't like to reveal the price paid."

Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupe

Rolls-Royce Chicane Phantom Coupe