Being a passenger is a pleasure in a bespoke Rolls-Royce

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A Bespoke Rolls-Royce the way to go

As the Rolls-Royce success story continues, nearly every Rolls-Royce Phantom and almost three in four Rolls-Royce Ghosts sold around the world are commissioned with Bespoke personalisation.

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This constant customer demand for the best automotive tailoring service has helped drive the marque towards three consecutive record sales years.

In the first quarter of 2013, nearly every Phantom and Ghost model commissioned in Europe and the Middle East was specified with Bespoke design. In North America, the world’s largest Rolls-Royce market, 95% of Phantom models have been built with a personalised Bespoke element.

Bespoke Growth in Numbers:

PHANTOM   2005   2009   2011   2012   2013 Q1  
Europe inc UK   55% 72% 89% 96% 93%
North America   30% 60% 84% 96% 95%
Middle East   75% 90% 99% 99% 100%
Asia (inc China)   50% 75% 79% 80% 83%
Total (all markets)   50% 75% 84% 90% 90%
GHOST   2011 2012 2013 Q1
Europe inc UK 77% 87% 96%
North America 66% 75% 66%
Middle East 90% 95% 99%
Asia (inc China) 30% 48% 48%
Total (all markets) 56% 70% 70%


Bespoke growth has led to significant expansion at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. The Assembly Hall was extended by 2,500m2 in 2012 and the number of jobs for highly skilled Bespoke designers, engineers and craftspeople doubled.

Rolls-Royce Bespoke gives customers the scope to create cars as unique as their own fingerprints. Starting with subtle additions like initials embroidered into head-rests and hand-crafted marquetry, customers may also start from a blank canvas with scope to create a one-of-a-kind automotive masterpiece.

Of course, no request is left unexplored, with more elaborate commissions including sourcing a wood-set from a tree on a customer’s estate and the development of exterior paints and interior leathers perfectly colour matched to a favorite lipstick. Whilst customers seeking to complement their lifestyles can commission hand-crafted picnic sets, cigar humidors and champagne coolers.

Being a passenger is a pleasure while being driven in a bespoke rolls-royce

“Our Bespoke personalisation service is the jewel in the crown of the Rolls-Royce success story,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Our highly discerning customers delight in specifying personal enhancements to their motor cars. Placing our customers at the heart of the design process in this way is central to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ unique brand promise.”

In addition to one-of-a-kind customer commissions, Rolls-Royce Bespoke designers and craftspeople also turn their attentions to limited edition collection cars.


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