We know Rolls-Royce loves coming up with special editions of its already quite unique range of vehicles. This time the luxury car company decided to play in to the mysterious world of cryptography and has come up with the Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos: a sexy car with an even juicier secret (we assume).
Matrix style secret
We actually don’t know what the secret behind the Wraith Kryptos is as you actually need the car to decipher it. And apparently only two people at Rolls-Royce actually know the answer. The Wraith Kryptos is glammed up with an encrypted puzzle and numerous green Matrix style details to get into the deciphering mood. An added layer of mystery is found in the Anthracite base color that has a secret of its own, visible only in the sunlight.
Designer Katrin Lehmann from the Bespoke Rolls-Royce department explains the name of new Wraith model: “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.“
Limited edition Rolls-Royce
And it seems that indeed only an elite few will be able to decipher the hidden mystery behind the car as only 50 Kryptos models will ever be made. Owners that are able to crack the code can submit the answer through the members-only Rolls-Royce app Whispers.
So if you have the money and brains why not give it a go? The price of the special edition car is unknown at the moment. Expect it to be more expensive than the standard Wraith models though that start at about 330.000 USD.
If you’re into special edition items and like a bit of mystery, HMD Global might have just the thing your you. The company recently launched a special James Bond edition of the Nokia. 7.2 and yes it’s a lot cheaper than the Rolls-Royce.