The Rolls-Royce brand exudes exclusivity. It is no surprise that megastar Beyoncé or comedian and die-hard car enthusiast, Jay Leno, both have one parked among their many very luxurious and expensive cars. Whether the Rolls-Royce is customized with precious metals or some of the rarest gems in the world, the luxury automaker specializes in customizing their unique cars with only the very best.
Here are just a few of the very custom, very expensive Rolls-Royces out there in the world. Of course, we might be adding another one to this list, with the announcement of the rare, one-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail which is expected to be just under $13 million.
THIS 1,000 CRUSHED DIAMONDS ROLLS-ROYCE IS FOREVER, FOREVER
Well, there’s a first for everything, and leave it up to Rolls-Royce to swirl 1,000 crushed diamonds into the mix of their paint to create the lavish coating that is now found on this two-toned Ghost. This Rolls-Royce was commissioned to be custom made by a private buyer and the actual price of the diamond-encrusted Ghost has not been disclosed. However, what Rolls-Royce has said is that it is their most expensive coating ever made.
THE HYPERION PININFARINA COUPE: A ROLLS-ROYCE MADE FOR THE GODS
Hyperion, an Ancient Greek Titan and a name synonymous with power and size, is quite fitting for this one-off Rolls-Royce with its 6.7L V12 engine that boasts 453 horsepower.
The big unveiling of the Phantom Drophead Coupé-based Rolls was at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours D’élegance. Originally commissioned by Roland Hall, the Hyperion Pininfarina design pays homage to 1930s cars that featured long bonnets, lower rooflines, and a short rear overhang. But at the end of the day, even though it has that older look, it most certainly does not have the same old price or power of a 1930s car. The car has gone up for sale a few times and while the price has dropped each time, the asking price still remains well over one million. In 2012, the sale price for the Hyperion Pininfarina was $1.6 million.
This one-of-a-kind, two-seater Rolls-Royce embodies the brand and its interior is nothing less than spectacular. It even has a handcrafted clock designed by Girard Perregaux in which the fascia can be removed and worn as a watch using a specially designed strap; a little Rolls-Royce bling-bling for its very lucky driver.