Editors' pick: Originally published March 6.
Talk about Rolls-Royce channeling its inner bling.
Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday, the luxury automaker revealed that an individual buyer has commissioned it to create a one-off Ghost called the Elegance, which features a paint job made with 1,000 crushed diamonds. Rolls-Royce has coined the paint job Diamond Stardust and while not disclosing the price, pontificated it was the most expensive paint to ever get plastered on a car. The diamonds are crushed into a fine powder before mixing them with clear paint, explains Rolls-Royce.
With stock markets surging, one shouldn't exactly be shocked by the over-the-top ask by a Rolls-Royce client.
Vehicle sales by Volkswagen's (VLKAY) Bentley, Ferrari (RACE) - Get Report , Maserati, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce jumped an estimated 18% since the election through January, compared with the same period in 2016, according to a recent WSJ article.
"Demand has been very strong -- I always look at the S&P 500, and it's doing well, so I'm not surprised," Rolls-Royce North America President Pedro Mota told TheStreet when asked about the state of the U.S. luxury car market and demand so far for the new $300,000 plus Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Edition (video above). Mota says sales have gotten off to a good start this year, too.
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Here are the must-see photos of the Elegance.