Middle East has been the destination for more than 90 percent of bespoke, one-off Rolls-Royce models over the past few years. The latest Gulf-bound model is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Ghawwass, featuring a special turquoise paint job.
Ghawwass is Arabic for diver, and hence the paint work, which according to Rolls-Royce is inspired by the azzurro-verde (blue-green) color of the Arabian Gulf. They also liken this car to the pearls that the Ghawwass collects from the Gulf. Sounds kind of too romantic.
The interior feature tan leather with turquoise inserts and pearl veneer, while an Arabic Dhow boat is embroidered into the headrests. Some fine Persian carpets instead of floor mats, and the Phantom Coupe Ghawwass Edition will be fully ready for Sindbad the Sailor.
Cars like this are a great source of income for Rolls-Royce. Arabs like their legends and stories very much, and a Roller that reflects the color of their beloved Gulf is just spot on perfect. They can ask a million pound for this car, and it will be paid – probably in multiple duffle bags.