Meet the Rolls-Royce bespoke dept
The men behind this week's Six Senses concept reveal their greatest work to date...
Posted: 24 Apr 2012
Unless your name ends in Sugar, Cowell, or Dogg, you probably don't spend a lot of time buying Rolls-Royces. So you probably have no idea about its bespoke department - a division established in 2003 for one-off requests that occasionally builds its own concepts. Like the Ghost Six Senses revealed this week.
In its nine-year history the bespoke dept's modified more than 300 cars to its customers spec, which has spawned several features you'll see dangling from the current lineup. Long wheelbase models and a boot-mounted fridge both started as custom-made jobs before finding themselves on the pricelist as an option.
Demand in personal pimpification's shot up, too - last summer the chaps at Goodwood announced they'd be doubling the bespoke dept's workforce, bringing numbers up to over 50 specialists. So we thought it was about time to pop down to the West Sussex-based factory and gently probe the department's boss, Lars Klawitter.
Click forth for XXXL sumo wrestler Rollers, declined gun racks, horsehair inlays and the most expensive order the department's ever had...