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News Rolls-Royce Introduces The Illuminated Fascia

Rolls-Royce Introduces The Illuminated Fascia

The Rolls-Royce Illuminated Fascia is a complex array of light-up laser-etched dots on the dashboard that echoes the Starlight Headliner.


  • The passenger side of the dashboard is lit up by way of 152 LEDs.

  • Developing the Illuminated Fascia required two years and more than 10,000 collective hours.

  • When the car is off, the Fascia is completely invisible.


Rolls-Royce continues to separate itself from other luxury car brands via bespoke features. The latest element from the Bespoke Collective of designers, engineers, and craftspeople is called Illuminated Fascia.

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The all-new Rolls-Royce Ghost will be revealed in a week and one of the guiding themes behind the car is Post Opulence. Lead Bespoke Designer, Michael Bryden, explains: “Illuminated Fascia is perfectly in tune with the Post Opulent design direction we pursued with new Ghost. This elegant and minimal aesthetic is a specific response to the layer of clients who respond to Ghost: men and women who share a desire for a clean, pared-back expression of Rolls-Royce. Like the rest of the motor car’s progressive design, this hidden-until-lit feature hides the complexity required to create a sense of effortless luxury with a simple decorative statement.”

New Rolls-Royce Ghost
New Rolls-Royce Ghost | Photo: Rolls-Royce

The Illuminated Fascia, which required two years and 10,000 hours to develop, consists of a series of 152 LEDs mounted above and beneath the fascia. The emitted colour matches cabin’s clock and instrument dial lighting and is completely invisible when the car is off. What is seen is not a screen but three layers of polished and lacquered composite materials. The “Ghost” graphic is the result of a 2 mm-thick light guide that features more than 90,000 laser-etched dots across its surface.

The final result is a twinkling effect on the dashboard, just ahead of the front passenger, that mimics restrained twinkle of Starlight Headliner, a signature Rolls-Royce feature.

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