The Kryptos factor: New Rolls-Royce Wraith is embedded with hidden puzzles

All those fancy designs you expect to see on the brand's creations now mean something – and you have to find out what

Rolls-Royce has just released details of a new, limited-edition Wraith model dubbed the Kryptos – and it has a series of complex puzzles hidden within.

However, you'll have to put your best sleuthing skills to the test to discover what these are.

Few clues have been given by the manufacturer as to what these teasers might be, but an “enlightening conclusion” can apparently be happened upon if owners are able to crack a series of clues embedded into the design of the car.

To the outward eye, these appear to be the usual intricate stylings that are part and parcel of Rolls-Royce products, but you’ll need to look closer.

“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," says the car's designer, Karin Lehmann.

It seems those keen on finding out what it’s all about will need to start with the Spirit of Ecstasy, the brand’s signature figurine for more than a century, which features an engraving giving you your first clue. You then have to examine everything from the bumpers to the colour, as well as the wheels, treadplates and all manner of other features inside the cabin.

Don’t think you’ll be able to find clues on the internet or similar, as the whole project is very secret, and has been from the start – a sealed envelope in the chief executive’s safe holds the answer, and only two people at Rolls-Royce are so far aware of what this is.

There are just 50 Kryptos models available, with no word on the price just yet, so there won’t be many who get to have a bash at solving the clues.

Most people who buy vehicles of this sort like to stare at them as it is – so at least when they do this with the Kryptos, they’ll be able to exercise their mental agility at the same time.

Updated: July 8, 2020 02:16 PM


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