Rolls-Royce Unveils Ultra-Dark ‘Adamas’ Black Badge Collection With Carbon Fiber Spirit Of Ecstasy
Good news for young, gothic luxury car aficianados. The Bespoke Collective of the House of Rolls-Royce has conceived a darker iteration of Black Badge Wraith and Dawn, presented in a limited Collection, named Adamas.
Drawing inspiration from the name Adamas, meaning “untameable,” “invincible,” and “diamond,” Rolls-Royce says the Collective celebrates “the darker side of contemporary craftsmanship.”
Limited to a run of just 40 Black Badge Wraiths and 30 Black Badge Dawns, these cars will be equipped with the first carbon fiber Spirit of Ecstasy figures gracing the hood. The figure is engineered from 294 layers of aerospace grade carbon fiber, which takes 68 hours to produce with a technical weave angle of precisely 25 degrees. It sits on a specially created titanium base, vapor-blasted to adopt a darkened aesthetic, bearing the words ‘”BLACK BADGE ADAMAS,” and the infinity logo.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce, commented, “Adamas is a Collection that fuses the extraordinary competence of our Bespoke craftspeople from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, with the rebellious spirit of Black Badge. The result is a motor car for those who seek more than the definitive of engineered luxury conveyance. This is a motor car for the risk-taker who is not afraid to embrace a bold and progressive statement of true and modern luxury, in its darkest form.”
The Mandarin Orange interior for the Dawn and Cobalto Blue interior for the Wraith from the original cars have spread to the exterior of Adamas. Both vehicles come with the option of darkened versions of either Aphrodite Red over Black or Morpheus Blue over Black. These are also Rolls-Royce’s first ever two-tone Black Badge cars.
Inside, the clock is encrusted with 88 laboratory-grown black diamonds, while on the outside the starlight headliner is made of 1,340 individual fiber-optic lights configured as though forming the molecular structure of carbon as it becomes a diamond.