Wa-Wa-Wa-Waste: Rolls Royce's New Starlight Headliner

May 24, 2012


So apparently Rolls Royce puts fiber optic lights in the roofs of its cars to look like lil stars because God forbid you put glass there so you can see the real ones. Impressive, Rolls Royce. Kidding -- I'm pretty sure the limo I took to prom a decade ago had this.

Creating an illusion of a dazzling night sky, hundreds of fibre optic lights shine through the perforated leather on the roof. The brightness of these Roll Royce-created stars can be adjusted to complement the moods and the needs of the owner. It can be bright enough to support reading and dim enough to deliver subtle glow for ultimate relaxation. It can also be switched off altogether.

I dunno, seems like a waste. I'll take a moonroof over fiber optic stars any day. Besides, it sounds like just another thing to break. And do you know what happens when the fiber optic starlight bulb goes out in your Rolls Royce? Hundreds of thousands in repair bills.

Hit the jump for several more shots.






  • VampireVendetta

    they've had the "starlight" headliner option since 2008.

  • Adam Crolla

    Who sits in a car looking at the roof?

  • Shaun9lives

    Wow. That is simply douche-tastic. Take something you'd see in a limo delivering high-schoolers to prom, or on a party buss shuffling drunk frat boys from bar to bar, and put it in a Rolls Royce. Classy. Can't wait to see it in a rap video.

  • MeggyMonster

    I'm saving my money for the model that can simulate rain fall. It's called a sprinkler and it's very relaxing. *Falls asleep and swerves into on coming traffic.*

  • Nanananananana

    Pfft. I can puncture holes on the roof of my car too.

  • SZMatheson

    That's probably the least wasteful element of that car. I've had one for a week as a reviewer and I'm telling you, a feature like that is nothing compared to how the rest of the car is made.

  • Roman Peters

    "ultimate relaxation" really doesn't sound like something you would want to do while driving.

  • BetweenUnemployment

    You went to prom a decade ago? I thought you were in your 30s. That means...and that means...eewwwweee.


    It's called a glass roof. Drive at night. Look up. Jesus tap dancing christ on a pogo stick.

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