Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive

Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive

The new grille badge features the Spirit of Ecstasy with a Union Flag replacing the traditional flowing gown.

Greg Emmerson
Aug 13, 2012
Epcp 1208 01+rolls royce olympic games edition+cover Photo 1/8   |   Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive

Rolls-Royce has celebrated the 2012 London Olympic Games by showing three models during the Closing Ceremony. All wore new badges that replaced the traditional double R-R logo with an Olympic theme for the first time in the company’s 108-year history.

Epcp 1208 05+rolls royce olympic games edition+emblem Photo 2/8   |   Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive

The three Phantom Series II Drophead Coupés conveyed three British artists to the closing ceremony, which was titled ‘A Symphony of British Music’.

2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom
$417,825 Base Model (MSRP) 11/19 MPG Fuel Economy

The artists were hidden from view as the cars crossed the auditorium, before being revealed as each convertible roof gracefully descended.

The new grille badge features the Spirit of Ecstasy with a Union Flag replacing the traditional flowing gown.

Elsewhere on the car, the steering wheel center includes a traditional laurel wreath and torch, while the self-righting wheel centers feature ‘London 2012’ surrounded by the Olympic motto, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ (‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’).

Epcp 1208 06+rolls royce olympic games edition+logo Photo 3/8   |   Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive

The badges were complemented by unique tread plates, identifying each car as ‘One of Three’. They created perhaps the most collectable (and unobtainable) Rolls-Royce Bespoke items ever produced.

“I am delighted that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was invited to take part in celebrating the success of the Games and it is appropriate that we should recognise this occasion with a fitting tribute,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive.

Epcp 1208 08+rolls royce olympic games edition+spirit of ecstasy Photo 4/8   |   Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive
Epcp 1208 07+rolls royce olympic games edition+badge Photo 8/8   |   Rolls-Royce Olympic Games Edition - Web Exclusive
By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

BMW has revealed a limited-production model of its PHEV sports coupe dubbed the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition with unique interior and exterior details.
Jason UdyFeb 12, 2016
The Actev Arrow Smart-Kart looks more like a racer than anything else we’ve seen up to this point, but it takes the concept one step further by incorporating the latest in smartphone technology.
Leslie ClemensFeb 12, 2016
M Performance model follows Alpina B7 in a tale of two range-toppers.
Stefan OgbacFeb 12, 2016
CLICK TO PLAY WITH AUDIO
Honda reveals its major racing efforts for 2016, including campaigns in F1, Super GT, and the WTCC.
Bob HernandezFeb 12, 2016
A studded tire bakery, RS legacy, Screaming V8, Item-B RX-7, and more!
Feb 12, 2016

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP