Not content with handing Rolls-Royce the single largest commission in the company’s history, luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has ordered two more Phantoms, this time embellished with 24k gold
The 13 is probably the most anticipated new hotel in Macau and has been touted as the most luxurious. This may or may not be true as there is no hard and fast rule as to what hotel deserves the title of most luxurious. But, given that Stephen Hung had already ordered 30 Bespoke Phantoms, the addition of two more bespoke Phantoms infused with gold and reserved for the hotel’s most important guests certainly indicates it could live up to the hype. The two new gold Phantoms will be the flagships of the hotel’s fleet and reinforce Hung’s bold vision, as clearly shown in the design scheme of his remarkable hotel.
The two new Phantoms ordered by Hung as the most expensive Phantoms to come out of Goodwood. Those fortunate enough to experience travelling in the two new cars will experience sumptuous style – ensconced in the world of Rolls-Royce and surrounded by Bespoke enhancements designed to make the experience as effortless and luxurious as possible. Identified by the inclusion of 24 carat gold on both the exterior and interior, the two distinctive motor cars will be heralded as the finest in the hotel’s fleet.
Hung came to Rolls-Royce in the knowledge that the marque’s craftspeople accept no compromise. Characteristic care and attention has therefore been applied to the creation of one of the car’s defining features, an exterior finish enhanced with the finest particles of 23.75 carat gold, a weight chosen for even disbursement, achieving a perfectly executed finish. The result is the most expensive and meticulously engineered paint Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has ever produced – this was a challenge welcomed emphatically by the experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce.
Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “A Rolls-Royce motor car is commissioned to express the tastes, desires and lifestyle of its patron. It is testament to the skill of the artisans that so elegantly express their craft at our Global Centre of Excellence in Goodwood, that this bold and technically challenging design scheme has been executed so perfectly.”
The Surface Finish Centre at the Rolls-Royce Global Centre of Excellence in Goodwood installed new and specialist equipment to ensure no contamination could occur during the painting of the two motor cars. The finish uses 250% more paint than other Phantoms, resulting in an impressive 10 layers, one of which consists of a 40-micron deep layer of Gold, combined with glass and aluminium to provide an alluring shimmer.
Rolls-Royce Material Scientist, Nick Geehan, commented, “Only at the Home of Rolls-Royce would a team embark on such an ambitious project on behalf of one of our patrons. We accept nothing but perfection – the finish took eight attempts to mix the perfect colour; an apt number when considering the significance of lucky number eight in Macau, the home for these precious Phantoms.”