You might wonder why Rolls-Royce seems to work off of a 10-year cycle, waiting a decade between luxury models. But then you stop and consider that “Rolls-Royce observes the ultimate craftsmanship and perfection” in every car they produce. That kind of dedication takes time, and 10 years to get it right doesn’t seem that off. In 2009, the Rolls-Royce Ghost rolled out, and now Rolls-Royce is offering an extremely limited Zenith Collection of that iconic luxury car.
There will only be 50 Zeniths produced in celebration of the Ghost’s decade anniversary, making these cars extremely collectible. The only other time that Rolls-Royce has offered something like this was with the Phantom VII Zeniths in 2016, which marked the end of an extraordinarily successful car. If that car was any indication, the Ghost Zenith will be snatched up quickly to be added to private collections.
“The Ghost Zenith Collection presents an entirely forward-looking study of the unique characteristics that have seen Ghost ascend to the status of the most progressive super-luxury saloon ever conceived,” said Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive Officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “This unique collection provides patrons of the marque with a rare opportunity to own a motor car truly evocative of our time. Ghost is the most successful Rolls-Royce ever created and the Zenith Collection marks an important milestone in our modern history.”
Each car in the Zenith collection will have a special ingot made from the 200EX’s Spirit of Ecstasy in the center console to mark it a part of the collection and as an homage to the Ghost debuted in 2009. The center console will also feature and engraving of blueprint-like artwork that is split into 50 parts for each of the cars. Wood trim and perforated leather will be applied to the interior, while ambient lighting will help set the mood in the lavish cabin. The rear seats will have an embroidered pattern that was original to the first Ghost in 1907. There will also be the starlight headliner with hand woven fiber optic lights. The Zenith collection will be offered in a number of color schemes, including Bohemian Red with Black Diamond, Iguazu Blue with Andalusian White, and Premier Silver with Arctic White.
You can expect to see the Ghost Zenith Collection sometime next year, but most likely only if you have access to a private collection.