The Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia is in on a different level

Fashion-inspired, hand-built and a one-off, it took four years to develop and build the Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia for the unnamed client who commissioned it.

by | Published on 7th Mar 2023

Feast your eyes on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia.

The Haute Couture-inspired masterpiece is the result of a collaboration between the British automaker and Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.

To put it simply, it’s Rolls-Royce’s most elaborate one-off vehicle yet.

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According to Rolls-Royce, the Phantom Syntopia is the “most technically complex commission ever undertaken” by the automaker’s bespoke division.

It certainly wasn’t rushed either; it took four years to develop and build for the unnamed client that commissioned it.

You can’t rush perfection, though, and that’s exactly what it is.

Based on the Phantom Extended, the Phantom Syntopia features a paint job in a one-off ‘Liquid Noir’.

It appears solid black at first, but shows purple, blue, magenta, and gold undertones in sunlight. 

The hood features a wave design which also appears when viewed at certain angles.

Step inside the Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia and the first thing you’ll notice is the wave design repeated on the interior’s illuminated Starlight headliner.

If you know your Rolls’, you’ll know the light-up headliner is a signature feature, but the automaker claims this is the most complicated version yet.

It was crafted using a single sheet of leather selected from over 1,000 hides.

Precise symmetrical cuts reveal a silver ‘liquid metal’ texture made from woven nylon fabric underneath, giving the headliner a three-dimensional appearance.

The wave design theme continues on the picnic tables, as well as for the artwork in the ‘Gallery’ display window housed in the dashboard.

Meanwhile, the front seats of the Phantom Syntopia are finished in gray leather, whilst the rear seats are upholstered with a specially created silk-blend fabric.

If that wasn’t enough, the Phantom Syntopia is the first Rolls-Royce car to incorporate a bespoke scent.

Developed by an expert perfumer, the fragrance is subtle and “perfectly complements other aromas arising from the material used in the car.”

In case you were wondering, the scent is based on cedar wood, with hints of iris, leather, rose, and lemon mixed in and it’s spritzed from dispensers  in the headrests.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Syntopia is due to be delivered to its new owner in May. 

Although the automaker claims it’ll never be replicated, hopefully we’ll see more extravagant builds like this in the future.

Rolls-Royce’s craftsmanship really is on another level.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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