As you can imagine, when Rolls-Royce is making eye-wateringly expensive land yachts for the world’s elite, some pretty potty stats, facts and stories come out of this rather unique process. And you’re not wrong. So we’ve collated some of the wildest stories we’ve heard then had them corroborated by Rolls itself – so there’s no fake news here, peeps.
We start with this. The most detailed single piece of embroidery to feature in a Rolls-Royce is a Peregrine Falcon, the fastest bird in the world. The photo-realistic design consists of nearly 250,000 stitches and took a team of designers, craftspeople and engineers over one month to develop. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm or deny whether this commission was for Bill Oddie.