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Rolls-Royce unveils exclusive Ghost ‘Ekleipsis’ inspired by solar eclipse

This special vehicle is limited to 25 units only
  • Based on the Ghost Black Badge, the Ekleipsis is a tribute to the solar eclipse
  • Each element of the car is devoted to the solar eclipse theme
  • Production is limited to 25 units

Published on May 13, 2024 at 8:25PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 17, 2024 at 6:20PM (UTC+4)

Édité par Kate Bain

This is the Rolls-Royce Ghost ‘Ekleipsis’, a limited-edition luxury car inspired by the solar eclipse.

The name sounds like a complicated and potentially incorrect way of spelling ‘eclipse’, but there’s actually a solid reason behind it.

As per usual, Rolls-Royce has thought of everything.

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Ékleipsis is the Latinized transliteration from the Greek word ‘ἔκλειψις‘, which is Greek for ‘eclipse’.

It’s entirely possible that Rolls-Royce opted for the Greek version of this word just to score bonus style points but then again, this is what the brand is all about, attention to detail.

Like many other limited-edition Ghost models, this is based on the Black Badge model, and everything about it is a tribute to solar eclipses.

The starlight headliner, for example, is adorned with 940 LED ‘stars’ designed to recreate a solar eclipse that lasts seven minutes and 30 seconds, around the same time as the longest solar eclipse on record.

After that, 192 lights create the dark sky after the eclipse.

In addition to that, you’ve got 1,846 laser-etched stars in the illuminated fascia.

According to Rolls-Royce, it took over 100 hours to complete, and it was all done by hand, of course.

Presumably this isn’t a job for the guy who does the coachline, though.

The seats are upholstered in black and mandarin leather, and the dashboard clock is adorned with a 0.5-car brilliant cut diamond, which was apparently positioned to reflect the light in a certain way.

Under the hood, the Ghost Ekleipsis hides Rolls-Royce’s flagship 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, putting out 563 horsepower.

And this is probably not the key part of the car anyway, because this is obviously a collector’s item.

Rolls-Royce only produced 25 units, already sold out even before the car was announced.

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