• Aug 14, 2008


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It says a lot about a place when a gold-gilded Rolls-Royce comes across as the most tasteful thing we've seen there recently, but so it is. Following the gold-accented Camry spotted in neighboring emirate Dubai, a brand new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has been delivered to its new owner in Abu Dhabi. But this convertible is distinguished by a gold paintjob and an actual gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament (Seriously, the owner couldn't spring for a solid gold hood ornament?).

The car was created as part of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Program, which allows customers to specify all manner of optional extras, both inside and out. Of course, this example was also fitted with the optional stainless steel hood, twin coachlines, teak rear deck and Rolls-Royce emblems etched into the headrests, but the gold touches put it over the top and square into evil arch-villain status.


[Source: Motor Authority and AME Info]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Pimp job. Tacky, tacky, tacky...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just terrible combination of the gold with the silver. the gold hood ornament does not match the gold paint either. everything should have been painted gold and maybe some gloss or matt black wheels.

      Bespoke its like burger king "have it your way" but this person added hummus and maple syrup to his burger.

      looks are subjective but thats just plain ugly.

      • 6 Years Ago
      lol I wonder how long until teh hood ornament goes missing
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the stainless steel part... cars not bad in the gold really....
      Does the "Bespoke" program allow you to buy better rims? those kind of look hub-cappy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks good. I've seen far worse colors on cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pink S2000s!

        there is a 2F2F S2000 Replica in my city! it's effing horrible!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Terrible paint scheme on a damn ugly car. But then again, RR hasn't build a pretty car in several decades, so what's new?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even if i had that kind of cash lying around I would never buy a Bently, even if they were cheap. To me they are about as tasteless as a Chrysler 300C.

      Now if it was a sporty and aerodynamic sports car then it will catch my interest.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks better than Beckham's blinged out RR drophead cruising the streets of LA.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just don't like the color gold. Especially when combined with silvery colors like chrome and stainless steel. Why not something like a pearlesent paintjob? That stuff isn't cheap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do Arabs have a THING with gawdy or what???? I dont get it. Sure, they are rolling in the dough right now, but the cars the purchase are pretty tasteless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      could this villin be perhaps goldfinger?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Every time I fill up my Civic with gas, a 18 yr old in Dubai buys a gold Ferrari. I love globalization!
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