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In 2011 for example, Rolls-Royce designed a car for an Abu Dhabi customer
that incorporated an intricate and beautiful falcon motif within the headrests.
Taking 40 hours of embroidery and using 11 different threads, the design
featured 21,000 stitches.
Perhaps one of the most delightful and popular of Rolls-Royce bespoke
features is the starlight headliner, which integrates more than 1,600 tiny fibre
optic lights which are hand-woven into the leather roof lining to create a
beautiful starry sky within a Rolls-Royce Phantom Saloon or
Phantom Coupé.
The name Rolls-Royce is oncemore synonymous with excellence, built on the
finest principles of Sir Henry Royce, realised through his partnership with
Charles Rolls. Hand-built Phantom and Ghost cars combine the spirit of their
illustrious forebears with ground-breaking technology and visionary
engineering techniques, but with hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail at
the core of every car’s promise to its owner.
Today, visitors to the newHome of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, West
Sussexarestill greetedbySirHenryRoyce’smemorablewords: “Strive forPerfection
in Everything You Do”. But a second, famous maxim also draws attention: “Take
the best that exists andmake it better; when it does not exist design it”.
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