Every last constellation formation within a Starlight Headliner can be personally selected by the motor car’s owner. Crafting pre-set formations takes a minimum of nine hours, but a personalised pattern requires its own template — and can take more than 17 hours of meticulous attention from at least two different craftspeople.
To begin, the leather is perforated with 800 to 1,600 holes, each carefully counted. Fibre optic lights are then deftly woven through and set into the perforations. Once the craftsperson ensures that the height of the fibres is correct on the concealed side, they’re expertly placed on the visible leather’s surface, ready to shine. The end result is the perfect alliance of traditional craftsmanship and modern-day technology.
Since the Starlight Headliner made its 2007 debut in a Phantom with 800 lights, its scale has expanded impressively. Now, a Starlight Headliner can boast up to 2,117 individual lights across the entirety of the motor car roof’s length.