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Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Collection Incorporates Series of Secret Messages

Rolls-Royce Collection Cars are poetic embodiments of art and ability imagined by the accomplished designers of the brand.

They exemplify the mastery of their craft by the Bespoke Collective, and are extremely limited in number. Rolls-Royce Collection Cars are designed with innovative zeal and technique, using only the finest materials and contemporary applications. These cars capture the imaginations of customers all over the world, joining the chronicles of some of the greatest and most storied Rolls-Royces ever to be created.

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Interior Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos, photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motorcars

Design is the starting point for these efforts, of course. The enthusiasm of one designer for cryptography led Wraith to become a willing canvas for an intricate and covert concept for the new Wraith Kryptos Series. The collection of Wraith Kryptos, which will consist of only 50 motor vehicles, incorporates a labyrinth of complex cyphers into its beguiling façade.

Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer, Katrin Lehmann, commented, “The name Kryptos is derived from Ancient Greek, referring to something unseen, hidden and coded, mythical even. Ciphers can be traced through millennia, capturing the imagination of some of the world’s most brilliant minds.”

As a designer, I’ve always been fascinated by the notion that you can communicate messages that are understood by only an elite few, using symbols, pictograms, and ciphers. Finding the key becomes integral to appreciating the full meaning of an item that can otherwise be viewed simply as a work of art.”

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Seats Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos, photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motorcars

The collection of Wraith Kryptos carries within it an encrypted chip that evolves throughout the car for the pleasure and amusement of the customers , leadingthem on a journey of discovery and intrigues. Such cyphers appear to the uninitiated, at least on the surface, to be an alluring style for purely decorative purposes and devoid of any discernible pattern. They’ll embark on an adventure that leads to an enlightening conclusion for those who look closer, those few who hold the key.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “The brilliant and creative minds of our Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective have excelled once again, creating an extraordinarily contemporary and compelling iteration of Wraith. The Wraith Kryptos Collection, on first glance, is a statement of dynamism. On closer examination, a series of messages are hidden behind a unique Rolls-Royce cipher. I look forward to seeing whether any of our clients will crack the code!”

Indeed, the code is so secret that only two people at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood know the full resolution of the sequence – the designer and the Chief Executive. The answer has been placed in a sealed envelope, in the safe of the Chief Executive Officer, at the Home of Rolls-Royce, in Goodwood, West Sussex. Clients will be invited to submit their efforts at cracking the code via a highly secure area on the members only Rolls-Royce Application, Whispers.

The cryptographic journey starts with the Spirit of Ecstasy, which for over a century has graced the bonnet of motor cars of the marque. An engraving with details of green enamel shows the Rolls-Royce cypher at the base of the mysterious figurine. Below, recrafted bumper inserts draw the eye lower, subtly altering both Wraith ‘s movement and stance, giving this series its own identity.

The Collection’s alluring colorway points to the innermost mysteries of the car. Delphic Grey, an exterior hue of Bespoke consisting of a solid base colour of Anthracite has a hidden effect-only in sunlight do the blue and green mica flakes appear. This effect is accentuated by a hand-drawn double coachline, the upper one drawn in the newly created Kryptos Green while the lower one serves as a shadow in Dark Grey, both reflecting clues relating to the interior code. Completing the exterior design are partially polished wheels with a mirrored pinstripe of Orbit Grey centres.

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Interior, Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos, photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motorcars

Stepping over the illuminated treadplates inside, the cypher evolves deep into the motor car fabric. One is immediately greeted by the accented leather hue of Bespoke Kryptos Green, which was developed to incorporate a metallic effect, set either against Selby Grey or Anthracite. Elements of the cypher are embroidered into Wraith’s headrests in perhaps the most obvious hint, where the regular ‘double-R’ symbol can so often be seen. An intriguing screen print flows across the metal fascia for the driver’s enjoyment, spanning the width of the interior.

Wraith Kryptos Collection, enrapturing Wraith’s occupants with light, features a beautifully elaborate, bi-colored headliner depicting an inspired motif in-motion data-stream. With Rolls-Royce woven leather and Kryptos Green buttons, illuminated door pockets continue this trend to reveal an unexpected and subtle illumination that fades towards the base of the pocket. The centre tunnel is exquisitely stitched, repeating the door pockets’ horizontal lines, also pointing to this special motor car’s driver-focused nature.

Wraith Kryptos Collection, enrapturing Wraith’s occupants with light, features a beautifully elaborate, bi-colored headliner depicting an inspired motif in-motion data-stream. With Rolls-Royce woven leather and Kryptos Green buttons, illuminated door pockets continue this trend to reveal an unexpected and subtle illumination that fades towards the base of the pocket. The centre tunnel is exquisitely stitched, repeating the door pockets’ horizontal lines, also pointing to this special motor car’s driver-focused nature.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos, photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motorcars

Rolls-Royce is pleased to unveil this new Collection Car generation; one that brings with it an exciting and enjoyable challenge that will surely delight you. Who will crack the code? And what answers will the code bring? Only time will tell. Or will it?

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