Auto September, 16 2013

Rolls Royce Ghost Chengdu Golden Sunbird Edition

Rolls Royce crafts the Ghost Chengdu Golden Sunbird for an anonymous client. Taken from an ancient Shang Dynasty artifact found in Chengdu, China, the “golden sun bird” motif (which is also the logo of the city) exists as the car’s embroidery and gold paint that covers the hood, roof and trunk lid. Even the tread plates, wheel hubs and Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy logo are gold. The color plays a big role in Chinese culture as the symbol of wealth, and this $272,000 vehicle quite literally takes that to heed.