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Rolls-Royce Unveils the Wraith Kryptos Collection

8 July 2020

Think you can crack the codes hidden within the new Rolls-Royce Collection Cars? The new release from the British motorcar company adds a third dimension of fun for car owners.

The new Wraith Kryptos Collection is an expression of cryptography in a release of only 50 motorcars, sure to peak the interest of all car collectors.

Designed to capture clients’ imaginations around the world, using only the finest materials, the Kryptos Collection incorporates a labyrinth of codes throughout the car, leading the owner on a journey of discovery. Said journey will see the owner discovering clues on the car's interiors and exteriors, some of which are only visible in daylight.

To the ordinary onlooker, these ciphers look simply like an additional bit of contemporary design work, whereas for those who hold the key, there is an "enlightening conclusion".

These secretive ciphers are only known by two people at the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood - the designer and the Chief Executive and the answers sit under lock and key in the CEO's safe. Clients will be invited to submit their efforts at cracking the code via the members only Rolls-Royce Application, Whispers.

Starting at the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine on the bonnet, ciphers run throughout the cars. Most notably, Rolls-Royce have done away with the double R emblem found on the headrests and in place have put ciphers in Wraith’s headrests in the Bespoke Kryptos Green hue.

The theme of Rolls-Royce woven leather and Kryptos Green threads throughout the vehicles with subtle illumination and stitching.

Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer, Katrin Lehmann, commented, “The name Kryptos is derived from Ancient Greek, referring to something unseen, hidden and coded, mythical even. Ciphers can be traced through millennia, capturing the imagination of some of the world’s most brilliant minds.

"As a designer, I’ve always been fascinated by the notion that you can communicate messages that are understood by only an elite few, using symbols, pictograms, and ciphers. Finding the key becomes integral to appreciating the full meaning of an item that can otherwise be viewed simply as a work of art.”