“Many of the design features which run throughout the Rolls-Royce “Wraith – History of Rugby” will be familiar to followers of English rugby, but have their foundation in the traditions of Rugby School”. Rugby essentially got its start when William Webb Ellis chose to toss out the standard football rules by picking up the ball and running with it. History of Rugby is bringing the English White paint scheme, paint its homage to the white rugby shirt worn at the Rugby School which was founded back in 1567 in Warwickshire.
Thus the special Wraith has hand-painted coachlines in deep green, symbolising the playing fields of Rugby School, punctuated by an English Rose motif just ahead of each door. For those not in the know, the rose is the symbol of the British rugby team.
The red rose motif is continued with Hotspur Red on the dashboard’s accent panel, as well as the piping on the seats and doors. The finishing external touch is a set of 21-inch double-spoke alloy wheels to suggest muscularity. This, too, comes from Rugby School’s history.
The main interior colour theme is Seashell, contrasted with Navy Blue along with a Piano Black veneer facia.
The cockpit has been spruced up with a rose embroidered on each headrest and model-specific sill plates with the aforementioned rose emblem.
Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Coordinating with the vehicle, the same leather used by Rolls-Royce has been fashioned into a limited number of rugby balls by Gilbert, the same iconic maker of the ball Mr. Webb Ellis first picked up nearly two centuries ago.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars revealed the cars to media and customers assembled at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Here, the designers have drawn inspiration from the history of the game of rugby, creating a fitting tribute with the Wraith’s characteristic blend of power, style and drama.
Rolls-Royce calls rubgy one of the world’s most popular team sports. Clothed in open-pore Canadel paneling that traces the horseshoe shape of the rear cabin, it demonstrates the great advances that the craftspeople in the Woodshop at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood have made in wood-crafting technology and techniques.