These 7 Unique Rolls-Royce Wisdom Editions Are Just For Abu Dhabi [100 Pics]

The Middle East is a hugely important region for Rolls-Royce. Even with sales there stagnating, the region still remains its third largest market, while the dealership in Dubai moves more metal than any other in the world. Little wonder, then, that so many of its special editions are made specifically for the Persian Gulf.

This latest project from the Rolls-Royce Bespoke division didn’t just yield one special model, though, or a short run of them. It takes the form of seven unique one-off vehicles, each distinct from the other and from any other ever made. And they’re all bound for the Emirates.

Commissioned by the dealership in Abu Dhabi, the Wisdom Collection draws its inspiration from landmarks and traditions in the country. There’s one of each model that Rolls-Royce makes, and tellingly two based on the Wraith.

There’s a Phantom saloon inspired by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, rendered in two-tone white and gold with an intricately embroidered floral headliner, which itself took 800 hours and nearly 400,000 stitches to complete. It’s joined by a Phantom Coupe evocative of the Qasr-Al Hosn fortress in bright blue and white with gold detailing, and a desert rose-inspired Phantom Drophead Coupe in white and a deep wine red.

The Ghost sedan is inspired by ancient trade routes and features a white and gold paintjob with gold brightwork and yellow trim. The Dawn convertible recalls traditional pearling with ocean hues of blue, teal, silver, and beige. And while one Wraith draws its inspiration from falconry in white with gold trim and a deep reddish brown leather interior, the other recalls the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in blue, white, and silver.

Each features specially designed, hand-painted coach lines and little easter eggs throughout, representative of the vehicle’s particular theme. You can rest assured that the Abu Dhabi dealership will charge a suitable premium for each, and that they’ll all sell in due course.

Phantom inspired by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Phantom Coupé inspired by Qasr-Al Hosn

Phantom Drophead Coupé inspired by Desert Rose

Ghost inspired by Ancient Trade Routes

Dawn inspired by Pearling Tradition

Wraith inspired by Falconry

Wraith inspired by Sheikh Zayed Bridge

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nasty, naff, and no thanks.

  • Six_Tymes

    meh. don’t care what the oppressive oil filth drives.

  • StrangerGP

    you can’t buy good taste with all that money

  • KenjiK

    They are not that bad. The wraiths are actually quite good looking IMO. Why so much hate?

    • fabri99

      Agreed. I like the Dawn very much, I don’t see what’s wrong with Rolls Royce making special editions of their cars.

  • Infinite1

    You can’t buy class, you either have it, or you don’t. This is why you see cars with huge ugly rims on them, attempting to make something “lookexpensive” is just plain dumb and a waste of money, imo. Money can buy a lot of things, but you can’t replace class with money. Reasons why there’s a lot of douchey rich people..

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I like them all, each for a different reason or detail. I think they hit the mark with the Dawn inspired by Pearling Traditions.

  • Blanka Li

    Think of all the atrocities that would cease if we stopped buying Middle East oil. Including this garbage.

  • Wayne

    Wow!! All busted!!

  • Kash

    The Ghost, Dawn, and both Wraiths look rather subdued and quite nice. I don’t like gold/beige for cars but that color combo is something I’d buy, I can only imagine how much better it looks in person. And the Grand Mosque Phantom has by far the best interior out of the lot. That headliner is just amazing and then the embroidered details on the door that match the headliner but they’re done in white so they’re really subtle is just beautiful, just look at pic 7 and 12 and all the embroidery on the doors. I can only imagine the hours it took to do it all. Then the pinstriping on the waist trails and in front of the front passenger. The only thing I’d change is the exterior color, I’d flip them and it’d make the whole thing look much better.

    I have to give it to Rolls, their exterior pinstriping with the small details like the floral or falcon silhouette are the best details of the car and by far true works of art and my favorite out of these has to be the Trade Route’s camels, what a clever idea to make them look like they’re walking along the pinstripe.

    After reading the comments I’m left to wonder what would happen if these had their arabic names and writing removed and Rolls simply called them a collection of 1 off’s for several buyers and said nothing about the Middle East. What would the comments look like then?

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