The car was built to the order of a couple in love.
Rolls-Royce has built an exclusive La Rose Noire Droptail convertible. The Rolls-Royce Bespoke division has announced its next project, which premiered at a private event in the Pebble Beach area of California. The British automaker revealed the La Rose Noire Droptail convertible, customized for unnamed customers.
Rolls-Royce head Thorsten Muller-Otvos said only that the car was built for a husband and wife from an internationally famous family who decided to fulfill their feelings in an exclusive Rolls-Royce.
The source of inspiration for the project was the Black Baccara rose, which was bred by breeders in France. The dark garnet color of the petals seems almost black, but in direct light on the dark surface reveals a red, pearlescent cast. These two shades were embodied in the car: red True Love emphasizes the romantic background of the project, and dark Mystery is inspired by the mysterious nature of the rose, which seems to change color if you look at it from different angles.
To achieve a similar effect, Rolls-Royce has developed a new paint process that has been perfected over more than 150 careful iterations. The base coat, the color of which is kept a closely guarded secret, is followed by five coats of clear lacquer, each mixed with a slightly different shade of red. The Hydroshade’s dark body décor gets its color from the chrome plating process, when a special chrome electrolyte is injected and a thin layer of just one micron is applied to each stainless steel substrate.
This coating is also used on some metal parts of the interior, each of which is hand-polished to a mirror shine. The folding one received a built-in section of electrochromic glass changing transparency, as well as a special decorative element with the model name. The interior is finished with 1603 triangles of black veneer. The pattern consists of 1070 symmetrical elements forming the background and 533 asymmetrically arranged red elements representing rose petals.
Each triangle is carved from black sycamore wood, sanded and fitted by hand. The seat upholstery is upholstered in dark red Mystery leather on the edges and light red True Love leather, each complemented by subtle copper elements reminiscent of the pearlescent texture of Black Baccara rose petals. The front panel is adorned with an exclusive Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Split-Seconds Chronograph GMT Large Date watch. The clients decided to celebrate the ceremony of receiving the car with exclusive champagne from Champagne de Lossy, for which Rolls-Royce made a special box.