Watch the Rolls-Royce Corniche Do a Deep Clean With Dry Ice

Rolls-Royce used the Corniche name for its convertibles from the 1970s to 2002. This video features one of the last-generation examples to get thorough detailing. The actual car starts the process looking fine, but the cleaner highlights improvements across the clip. The result is a pristine droptop ready to sail with the roof down.

The process starts with using dry ice to clean the underbody components. Owners want their cars to stay original, so cleaning focuses on improving what’s there. The exhaust pipes and mufflers have also received attention, although it’s hard to imagine anyone paying attention to the cleanliness of this area.

After the car wash, the Corniche underwent paint correction. The polish brings out the dark blue color and makes the car look like new again.

The Rolls-Royce cab is finished with polished wood veneer and high-quality leather. All this gets attention too. Upholstery cleaning takes up most of the time. The process returns the brightness to the white material. It has gotten a bit yellow over the years.

The engine room gets the same attention to detail to make it immaculate.

This iteration of the Rolls-Royce Corniche was only available from 2000 to 2002. Power comes from a turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 that produces 325 horsepower (242 kW) and 544 lb-ft (738 Newton-meters) of torque. A four-speed automatic sends power to the rear wheels.

In March 2022, Rolls-Royce announced the discontinuation of the Wraith coupe and Dawn convertible. The order book is closed. Company CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös estimates that the last unit will leave the factory in early 2023.

The Rolls-Royce Specter EV will be the spiritual successor to the Wraith. So far, the company has been tight-lipped about a possible convertible that will fill the same role as the Dawn.

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