PEBBLE, California — Car collector Michael Fux received his 12th Bespoke Rolls-Royce commission — and it was another stunning reveal. Unveiled at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering,” the spectacularly colorful commission, “Cullinan in Fux Orange” was debuted to mark the 10th time Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has developed and reserved a color carrying the name of the prolific patron of Bespoke. The company’s chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös personally unwrapped the unit, making it the highlight of the brand’s own celebration at the week-long gathering.
“Michael is a true patron of our Rolls-Royce Bespoke artistry. He has continually brought us color challenges ranging from exterior finishes to perfect color matching for a variety of materials throughout his creations. For more than a decade, my team has never failed to deliver for him and the brand. He has created a collection of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars that will grace the lawn of Pebble Beach and Concours around the world for the next century,” Müller-Ötvös said.
The brief history of this newest prodigy started in South Florida. Working with the Bespoke design and color development team at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, Fux challenged the designers to match the exterior color to a vibrant orange ladies wrap — which later on, caught his eye.
He eventually purchased the wrap and had it delivered to the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective. Working together for nearly a year, the teams delivered the perfect surface application of more than seven layers of finish polished by hand for multiple hours in the Surface Finish Center. The exterior even features black Cullinan wheels and pinstripe wheel centers in the bright “Fux Orange.”
The interior, meanwhile, is decked in hand-crafted Arctic White leather with offsetting Orange stitching and Orange Rolls-Royce “RR” on the headrests. Arctic White is carried over to the luxurious box grain leather fascia, steering wheel control stems and carpets. The designers even brought color contrast with “Fux Orange” finished fascia veneer, rear-view mirror and lambswool floor mats. The contrast of white and color showcased the artisanship with exacting standards for the Rolls-Royce craftspeople.
The ultra-luxury marque has dozens of colors reserved for numerous clients around the globe. In fact, Fux now “owns” 10 Bespoke colors, more than any other patron of the brand. These colors can only be used by, or with, the permission of the client, such as: Fux Orange (Cullinan), Fux Fuxia Pearl (Phantom), Fux Fuxia (Dawn), Fux Blue Candy (Dawn), Fux Intense Jade Pearl (Phantom), Fux Aequus Green Jade Pearl (Wraith), Fux White (Ghost), Fux Purple Candy (Phantom Drophead Coupé), Fux Red Candy (Phantom Drophead Coupé) and Fux Yellow (Phantom Drophead Coupé).