I was writing recently about just how much money Porsche charges for options (it’s a lot). But not a single thing on Porsche’s options list comes anywhere close to the cost of the six-piece luggage set that’s now available for the Rolls-Royce Wraith: £24,248. Plus tax.
The set includes two Grand Tourer valises (suitcases), three Long Weekender bags (holdalls) and a Garment Carrier (suit bag). They were designed in-house by Rolls-Royce Bespoke, which consulted with head butlers from some of the world’s best hotels to understand how people interact with their luggage. Really.
The kind of entrepreneurs and captains of industry who can afford to drop the price of a mid-range Mondeo on a set of bags increasingly live out of those bags, so Rolls’ designers have endeavoured to make them as easy and comfortable to use as possible. The suitcases are made from carbonfibre for lightness – and have self-righting wheel centres – while all have handles that optimise weight distribution. ‘Invisible’ stitching is used, too. Because no-one wants £50-a-foot (at least) thread digging into their hand.
The bags are embossed with Rolls’ ‘flying lady’ mascot and can be trimmed to match your Wraith’s interior. They’re available through Rolls-Royce dealers as a set or separately.
Those with less weighty wallets can get a nice pin badge for about 25 quid.
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By Only Motors