Visitors attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed will experience the global public debut of the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection. Recently announced, the Landspeed Collection celebrates achievement, innovation and courage, commemorating the tremendous records set by British engineer, Captain George Eyston, in Thunderbolt, which was powered by two Rolls-Royce R V12 aero engines.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection will take to the hillclimb up to four times a day in the exclusive ‘First Glance’ showcase. Further demonstrating Black Badge’s agility, a Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge will join the cars in the ‘Michelin Supercar Run’. Both motor cars can be viewed in the Supercar Paddock between their scheduled high-speed outings.
Displayed on the Festival’s Laundry Green, adjacent to Goodwood House, will be a selection of Bespoke commissions – comprising Phantom, Ghost, Dawn, Wraith and Cullinan – each an expression of an owner’s aesthetic sensibilities and of the marque’s peerless craftsmanship.
Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection
The Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection is presented with a specially created two-tone finish that provides a visual cue to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where Eyston pursued his record-breaking endeavours between 1937 and 1938. This remarkable Collection Car is presented in a specially created two-tone finish, which marries Black Diamond Metallic with a Bespoke Bonneville Blue hue. This specially developed colour bears particular significance to the Collection, with a colour that transitions under sunlight from light blue to silver, illustrating the reflections of both the vast sky over Bonneville and the crisp salt flats on Thunderbolt’s aluminium body.