Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy living its best life (a gallery)
Since 1911, this mascot has driven into the pages of history, art, and music—all born from a complicated affair and simple sketch
When Charles Sykes, a skilled artist and sculptor, was commissioned to craft a mascot for the front of a Rolls-Royce—with a shape inspired by the owner’s mistress—you can’t help but wonder how it managed to thrive in the years since.
Morphing from that mascot, known as “the Whisper”, the Spirit of Ecstasy holds both arms behind, dress flowing in the wind—in the pursuit of whatever’s around the corner.
Because it’s being redesigned to be sleeker and more aerodynamic for future electric Rolls-Royce models, speedster.news has put together a visual catalogue showing the different forms, features, and destinations of the Spirit of Ecstasy.
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