Rolls-Royce unveiled a new series of special edition models, and as usual, they are designed specifically for the Middle East market, hence the Arabian name. Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection is named after a star constellation that apparently inspired some fairly prominent Arab scientist in his studies many centuries ago.
What sets the Rolls-Royce Suhail Collection apart from the other million limited editions is the fact that it includes pretty much all the models RR makes, including Phantom, Ghost and Wraith. The main highlights of the Suhail treatment include Moonstone Pearl paint work, Turchese Blue coachline, special Suhail emblems and logos, Creme Light leather interior with more blue accents, fantastic Ash Burr wooden trims, and a bespoke clock with blue bezel.
About the name:
Named after one of the brightest constellations in the sky, Suhail and its light is believed to have inspired the 10th Century Arabic mathematician, astronomer and physicist Ibn al-Haitham, whose best known work is the Book of Optics (Kitab al-Manazir). British-Iraqi physicist, Jim Al-Khalili, considers al-Haitham to be the “first true scientist” based on his pioneering work on the scientific method. Amongst other achievements, Al-Haitham was the first scientist to realise that light enters the eye rather than leaving it. His Book of Optics was translated into Latin in the 13th century and has influenced a number of key Western scientific thinkers including Roger Bacon, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Galilei and René Descartes.
“Ibn al-Haitham was a notable pioneer whose scientific achievements represented a turning point in the history of science. We felt the Suhail constellation was the perfect inspiration for a very special Bespoke collection to celebrate his influence on Eastern and Western science,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.