Warm greet­ings and good for­tune to all Pin­na­cle read­ers!

Pinnacle (Singapore) - - FOREWORD - Paul Har­ris Re­gional Di­rec­tor, Asia Pa­cific Rolls-Royce Mo­tor Cars

This year, we cel­e­brate an aus­pi­cious “Year of the Horse” with style. Those of our clients who were for­tu­nate enough to se­cure a Limited Collection Ghost from the “Ma­jes­tic Horse Collection” will know that the Rolls-Royce Be­spoke di­vi­sion has been work­ing tire­lessly to pro­duce this uniquely crafted mas­ter­piece at the home of Rolls-Royce in Good­wood.The car pre­sents a con­tem­po­rary re-imag­in­ing of the tra­di­tional Chi­nese rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the horse, with beau­ti­fully hand­crafted wood mar­quetry in the in­te­rior and spe­cially de­signed horse mo­tifs on the ex­te­rior.

We also re­cently com­mem­o­rated a decade at Good­wood, Eng­land, with the exclusive “Home of Rolls-Royce Collection ”car, fea­tur­ing an in­cred­i­ble 170 sec­tions of ve­neer made up of 11 va­ri­eties of wood, and Be­spoke mo­tifs com­posed of 112,533 stitches ap­plied through pre­ci­sion em­broi­dery. All these un­der­line, once again, why Good­wood is the cen­tre of man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­cel­lence for su­per-lux­ury cars, thanks to a unique com­bi­na­tion of tra­di­tional crafts­man­ship, cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and world-class Be­spoke de­sign.

If you haven’t been to Good­wood, please talk to a dealer to ar­range a visit and ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand the Good­wood Re­vival – a fun, pe­riod re-en­act­ment of the ex­quis­ite cul­ture sur­round­ing vin­tage and clas­sic cars. Our new own­ers are find­ing that Rolls-Royce isn’t just a thor­oughly mod­ern brand; it is a way of life that cel­e­brates an il­lus­tri­ous her­itage.

It’s these facets that have led celebri­ties and, in­creas­ingly, younger buy­ers to re­gard us as the epit­ome of mod­ern lux­ury. In Aus­tralia, for ex­am­ple, ev­ery car we de­liv­ered to cus­tomers last year was be­spoke. In this is­sue, we talk with a cou­ple who went to great lengths to en­sure their Phan­tom is in their favourite colour. You’ll also read about Wraith, the most pow­er­ful and dy­namic Rolls-Royce ever cre­ated.The ul­ti­mate Gran Turismo, it’s our bold­est state­ment yet – im­mensely stylish with rak­ish lines, en­gag­ing and yet highly prac­ti­cal for four per­sons. Our Pin­na­cle writer had a ball with his drive through Ari­zona.

I am very happy to re­port that Rolls-Royce Mo­tor Cars de­liv­ered the fourth suc­ces­sive record year for its global sales in 2013. It has been a re­mark­able 10 years for the brand and we in­tend to sus­tain that. We and the Board of Rolls-Royce Mo­tor Cars are al­ready writ­ing the next chap­ter of Rolls-Royce for the com­ing decade. And we look for­ward to re­tain­ing our loyal cus­tomers and wel­com­ing new ones to the world of Rolls-Royce su­per-lux­ury mo­tor­ing.

I hope you en­joy this is­sue of Pin­na­cle.

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