Rolls-Royce cars are unique by themselves, but various companies try to make them stand out from the crowd even more. Such one example is offered through a partnership between Euro design house Bengala Automotive and U.S.-based Vitesse AuDessus. They launched a bespoke carbon fibre program for current Rolls-Royce lineup. The program offers carbon fiber options for the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Phantom Coupé, Phantom Drophead Coupé, Wraith, Dawn, and Ghost.
The revised coachwork is crafted using a cutting edge carbon matrix technology that uses variable length carbon tow preimpregnated with resin and molded under high temperature and pressure to produce parts that are lightweight, rigid and strong. Where the science ends, the art begins as each molded panel undergoes hours of hand-finishing to produce a surface finish with extraordinary depth, revealing every detail of the stunning carbon mosaic beneath.
The company is also claiming the first “forged carbon fiber wheels.”
“Carbon fiber wheels are the clearest and best performance choice as they dramatically lower unsprung weight.
The only failing is in the complicated production process and long manufacturing lead-times. Forged carbon wheels solve this problem and open the doors to a wide range of future applications,” says Vitesse AuDessus CEO Stefany Sanchez.
Apparently the body parts can take a month to make, and the wheels could be as long as six weeks.
The bonnet will set you back $7,250 no matter what model you’re driving, while the grilles surrounds will be anything between $3,875 and $4,125. The mirror covers and their mounts cost $3,125 while the windshield surround costs between $3,100 and $3,480. For the Wraith, you can also get a carbon fiber roof for $9,655 and a decklid made of the same material for $6,950.