Rolls-Royce is about as British as a humble Sunday roast or a cup of tea, so it's especially fitting that its latest round of special-edition models are inspired by some of the most famous musical acts to ever emerge from the United Kingdom.

The four Wraith special edition models were unveiled during a special event at the Sanderson Hotel in London's Fitzrovia district. They are intended to call on certain British rock and pop icons and were designed by members' of or people close to the artists and bands they celebrate, including The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE, The Kinks vocalist Ray Davies and Giles Martin, the son of songwriter and producer Sir George Martin.

A total of nine “Inspired by British Music” Wraiths will be built, with the next five featuring input from Dame Shirley Bassey, Francis Rossi OBE of Status Quo and The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood. Each of the unique special-edition models will be auctioned off, with a part of the proceeds benefitting the a charity of the musicians' choice.


“Rolls-Royce patrons work in harmony with our Bespoke designers and craftspeople to bring to life their most deeply held passions," Rolls Royce design boss Giles Taylor said. "These masterpieces perfectly illustrate the intimate relationship between artist, patron and artisan, an approach to Bespoke design that continues to define Rolls-Royce’s standing as the most celebrated luxury house in the world."