Nearly 500 Diamonds Planted in Rolls-Royce



To commemorate the kick-off of the Dubai International Motor show on Nov. 5, luxury auto manufacturer Rolls-Royce planted 446 diamonds throughout a Phantom.

Business Insider reports that the car—dubbed the Dubai Celestial Phantom for the more than 1,000 fiber-optic lights implanted in its roof simulating the night sky—was made especially for the Dubai event. 

The 446 diamonds were stuck in the Celestial Phantom’s rear privacy divider, door cappings, and central console lid. Alex Innes, a designer at Rolls-Royce who works on custom projects, said in a statement that no diamonds could be included in the steering wheel due to safety regulations.

Bespoke cars like the Celestial Phantom are not made for specific customers, according to Innes, and are generally purchased by collectors.