2017 Geneva Motor Show: Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance image

There’s something entirely ugly about using crushed diamonds (we hope not of the blood kind) for a car’s paint – yet the result, as it adorns a long-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost is Elegance entirely.

Parading through town in a Rolls-Royce shows the world how much personal wealth you have amassed – but what happens when you meet a fellow Rolls’ owner?! You need something to demonstrate obscene levels of wealth – such as the Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance that has been premiered in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show. This mega-posh variant of the entry-level sedan has been treated to Rolls’ Bespoke service and comes with real diamond dust in the paint to deliver a glitter effect in the light. By the way, the diamonds are protected by an extra layer of clear coat – which needed a full day of detailing to be finished.

2017 Geneva Motor Show Rolls-Royce Ghost Elegance 2

The Ghost Elegance has spent two months in development, and the team used a mix of 1,000 crushed diamonds for a new hue called Diamond Stardust. The exterior also features Mugello Red and Black pinstripes – with matching hand-painted crimson accents for the 21-inch wheels. The interior comes with black leather seats with Mugello Red stitching, and Tudor Oak wood veneer for the chauffeur and Selby Grey leather seats with more Mugello Red trim for the rear passengers.