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Rolls-Royce Black Badge Adamas Collection Goes Even Darker

Special run consists of 40 Wraiths and 30 Dawns

Kirill Ougarov
Apr 24, 2018

In case the Rolls-Royce Black Badge doesn't make quite enough of a statement for your tastes, the English purveyor of ultra-luxury transportation just announced a limited run of 40 Wraiths and 30 Dawns dubbed the Adamas Collection. The name means " 'untameable', 'invincible' and also 'diamond'," says Rolls-Royce, without mentioning any details as to its origin.

The Adamas Rollers will be instantly recognizable by their two-tone paint jobs—Aphrodite Red over Black and Morpheus Blue over Black. The exterior is connected to the car's interior scheme, which is the buyer's choice of Mandarin Orange and Cobalto Blue. And Rolls-Royce says its added black grille vanes to the grille surround.

Also separating the Black Badge Adamas is the blacked-out Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. On the Adamas cars, it is made out of machined carbon fiber. According to Rolls-Royce, "the entrancing 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."

Such a statuette deserves a fitting base. Here, it's made out of vapor-blasted titanium and inscribed with "Black Badge Adamas" alongside an infinity symbol. Conveniently, neither the figurine nor the base can be clearly seen up close in the promotional images released by Goodwood.

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Inside, in "only Rolls-Royce" fashion, the clock is now adorned with an infinity symbol encrusted with 88 laboratory-born black diamonds. It's mounted on a carbon-fiber backplate and the clock itself is embellished with machined aluminum chaplets—and receives a polished aluminum inner bezel.

The Adamas Collection also launches the use of pearlescent effect leather. The fancy upholstery is joined by a two-tone steering wheel, black leather pieces on the door panniers and transmission tunnel, and dark brushed metal trim that's found throughout the cabin.

In Adamas flavor, the 624-hp Wraith Black Badge (the Dawn Black Badge makes do with a mere 593 horses) receives a wild starlight headliner. It is comprised of 1,340 individual fiber-optic lights that liken "the molecular structure of carbon as it becomes a diamond, presenting a motif reminiscent of a powerful spine running through the interior cabin" and is, of course, color-coordinated with the chosen interior scheme.

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And in case you're forgetful, the illuminated sill plates read "Black Badge Wraith Adamas - One of Forty" or "Black Badge Dawn Adamas - One of Thirty," respectively.

Rolls-Royce didn't specify a price for the Adamas Collection (because if you have to ask ), nor did it mention an availability date. But with the "regular" Wraith Black Badge starting at $305,000 and the sky being the limit, should you not need to ask, it may be a bad idea to have your assistant call your local Rolls-Royce dealer. Despite the eye-watering-for-us-plebians pricetag, the folks from Goodwood are unlikely to have trouble moving these out the fancy door.

Source: Rolls-Royce

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