Rolls-Royce has unveiled a one-off bespoke creation called the Phantom Syntopia, made in collaboration with Haute Couturère Iris van Herpen.

    Based on the extended-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Phantom, this one-off model is claimed to be the “most technically complex bespoke Phantom” ever produced. It took four years to develop.

    The Phantom Syntopia takes its name from Iris van Herpen’s 2018 collection which comprises a series of highly sculptural garments brought to life through movement.

    In order to create the shimmering exterior, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective develop a one-off Liquid Noir paint.

    It has purple, blue, magenta and gold undertones that can be viewed at different angles. This process took several months, including over 3000 hours of testing and validation.

    On the inside there’s the eye-catching “Weaving Water Starlight Headliner” that took 700 hours to create.

    It was crafted using a single sheet of leather with precise symmetrical cuts. There’s also a silver liquid metal texture made from woven nylon fabric underneath.

    In addition there are 162 delicate petals made of glass organza and 995 sparking fibre optic ‘stars’.

    The Phantom Syntopia’s front seats are finished with a specially created Magic Grey leather.

    The rear seats on the other hand are finished in a silk-blend fabric, featuring a pattern that’s claimed to recall light reflecting on water at night.

    This Phantom Syntopia is the first Rolls-Royce to use a bespoke scent to create a “truly immersive experience”.

    The core scent is cedarwood and has added hints of leather, rose from Patagonia and mild lemon.

    The specially-developed scent-releasing mechanism is housed within the headrests which took more than two years to develop.

    Rolls-Royce has said the Phantom Syntopia will take its place in its client’ private collection in May this year. It has also said it will never be replicated.

    “Phantom Syntopia is the most ambitious, singular and highly Bespoke Phantom we have ever created, and a clear statement of Rolls-Royce’s standing as a true luxury house,” said Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

    “Building on two decades of joint undertakings with the world’s most celebrated design houses, artists, horologists and jewellers, Phantom Syntopia secures Phantom’s standing as the ultimate blank canvas for Bespoke personalisation.”

    “In collaborating with internationally renowned designer and Haute Couturière Iris van Herpen, we once again redraw the boundaries of innovation, craftsmanship and Bespoke possibility; not just for a motor car but across the wider luxury sector,” added Mr Müller-Ötvös.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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