How vulgar! £1 million 24-carat gold Rolls-Royce is unveiled (but who on earth would want to buy it?)

Posted: December 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

By Craig Mackenzie

The Rolls-Royce has always had a history of elegance and class – until now.

That prestigious reputation has been smashed by the world’s most vulgar makeover of the company’s iconic Ghost model.

An Italian fashion design house has created a gold-covered monstrosity costing more than £1 million.

Driving offence: The classless 24-carat gold makeover of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost modelDriving offence: The classless 24-carat gold makeover of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost model

 

Gold spray job: An Italian fashion house has described their model as a 'true masterpiece'Gold spray job: An Italian fashion house has described their model as a ‘true masterpiece’

The Fenice Milano ‘Diva’ has been spray painted in 24-carat gold and the company is so proud of it they have described the model as a ‘true.masterpiece.’

It is fitted with the same 6-litre twin-turbocharged engine of the Ghost, giving the saloon more than 560bhp and a top speed of 155mph.

Fenice Milano believes their Rolls-Royce is a ‘synonym for class, elegance and style’. many would disagree.

The interior has biscuit leather and 24-carat gold throughout. The standard Ghost costs £220,000 but the Diva is now for sale at £1.05million.

Luxury: Biscuit-coloured leather seats with 24-carat trimmings. The car is on sale for £1.05 millionLuxury: Biscuit-coloured leather seats with 24-carat trimmings. The car is on sale for £1.05 million

 

Elegance: The original and iconic Rolls-Royal Ghost model which sells for £220,000Elegance: The original and iconic Rolls-Royal Ghost model which sells for £220,000

Phillip Brooks, a Rolls-Royce historian, described the car as ‘bizarre’ but also ‘spectacular’.

He said: “I think what Fenice is doing with the Ghost is quite interesting. It’s certainly a case of gilding the lily, but the gilding job looks pretty good.

‘My personal taste doesn’t run to something like a Diva, but I think it would be great fun to show up in one. All in all, perhaps a slightly bizarre car, but a very neat one.’

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