Rolls-Royce Wraith hides secret message in plain sight
Rolls-Royce has launched a run of puzzling special-edition Wraiths called the Kryptos Collection. Each of the 50 cars in the series features a set of mysterious ciphers decorating the exterior and interior.
The idea came from designer Katrin Lehmann (clearly a fan of The DaVinci Code and escape rooms) who says: “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.”
Owners will be challenged to decrypt the message which begins at the Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood and extends to the illuminated kickplates, headrests, headliner, door trim, and interior fascia. Even the Delphic Grey paintwork, with its Kryptos Green and Dark Grey hand-painted coachlines, depict clues to the mystery.
The answer is apparently only known to Lehmann and Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, who has it locked in his safe. The only way to submit suggestions is via a members-only app called Whispers.
Cracking or crackpot? You decide.