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Rolls-Royce Celestial concept to shine in Frankfurt

Do you remember the night sky above Goodwood, England on January 1st 2003? No, us neither, but the people at Rolls-Royce do, and they’ve decided to recreate that very scene on the ceiling of their Celestial concept car. Gaze up and you’ll bare witness to thousands of tiny, sparkling, twinkling lights – a bit like on the Vauxhall Adam (but slightly less pointless).

The Celestial's ceiling features hundreds of tiny lights that depict the night sky over Goodwood at a precise point in time.
The Celestial’s ceiling features hundreds of tiny lights that depict the night sky over Goodwood at a precise point in time.

Thank goodness it wasn’t a cloudy night or this would have been a complete waste of time.

“Why go through all this trouble and why January 1st 2003” you ask? Well, because they can, and because it was on that date that BMW gained the exclusive rights to build Rolls-Royce cars, sparking the marque subsequent resurgence.

Other interesting additions to the Rolls-Royce Celestial? The rear drinks compartment has been designed so it reflects the stars in the headlining, so you needn’t ask your manservant to crane your neck towards the ceiling for you.

The Celestial also has a ‘Dusk’ leather interior that ‘alludes to the inky quality of a cloudless night sky’, while exterior is finished with dark paintwork with flecks of glass particles that enhance its sparkle. See what they’ve done there?

There’s plenty of pimpery elsewhere. The clock in the partition between the front and rear features a diamond at each quarter, the glassware in the picnic set has been engraved with a celestial motif, as have the wheel centres, and the Spirit of Ecstasy is subtly illuminated.

Like it? Well head over to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and ask the bloke on the Rolls-Royce stand to let you have a closer look.

Rolls-Royce Celestial Pictures

Via: Top Gear

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