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Rolls-Royce's 'Inspiring Greatness' film series features unique insight from global citizens

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, seen here in disguise during testing, is just one of the models featured in the series.

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Each of the films in the Rolls-Royce "Inspiring Greatness" series features the story of a individual and how they strive to achieve greatness. The films hone in on what greatness means to them and how the Rolls-Royce story is a good match for theirs, in a natural way.

Each video is approximately three minutes long and features stunning cinematography that captures genres from art to fashion to worldwide exploration.

Watch the first five films of the series below.

Inspiring Greatness Episode 1: Refik Anadol

What does it mean to remember the future? For Refik Anadol, art is a way to grasp this evasive feeling. In the first episode of #InspiringGreatness, Anadol's artwork for Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, invites you to travel vicariously to the future through his machine-driven, yet human-centric world.

Inspiring Greatness Episode 2: Dr. Esther Mahlangu

Celebrated South African Dr. Esther Mahlangu began her illustrious life as an artist from an early age. Now, her geometric artworks that blend traditional Ndebele culture with the modern world are highly desired by a range of global clientele.

Inspiring Greatness Episode 3: 90 Pairs of Hands

90 pairs of hands. 600 hours of masterful artistry. This is what the construction of a single Rolls-Royce motor car demands. ⁣ ⁣ Before possession of our creations is turned over to an owner, each one receives a level of devotion that can only attributed to one place on earth — Goodwood, the Home of Rolls-Royce.⁣

Inspiring Greatness Episode 4: Rankin

Recognised as one of the greatest creatives of our time, photographer and director Rankin has shaped modern culture in infinite ways. His atmospheric storytelling encourages creatives — and broader society — to expand upon the notions of what is possible.

Inspiring Greatness Episode 5: Cory Richards

National Geographic photographer and explorer, Cory Richards uses emotive visuals to capture universal human truths. Richard's work illustrates how humankind is all connected, despite our apparent differences. His passion has taken him to the far-reaching corners of our globe, where extraordinary moments are crystallised forever.

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The engine bay is decorated with images of the American flag.

Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

A new customized 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pays tribute to members of the U.S. military. Karl Kustoms, a Chevrolet Performance retailer and custom shop, recently completed the build in partnership with Bad Boy Vettes. Nearly every panel of the Corvette has been modified to honor a military branch. Even the underside of the hood and engine bay have been artistically sprayed.

"It is a privilege to take on a custom project like this and use our skills to honor our nation's military," Clint Quesinberry, Digital Marketing Specialist. "This Memorial Day, we are proud to recognize those who served."

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet Corvette The model started its life as a 2016 Chevy Corvette.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

Unique features include detailed lettering of the words "Honor, Duty, Country", three words given an important place in military history after they were uttered by General Douglas MacArthur in 1962 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as part of his farewell address. There's also imagery of a U.S. Army helicopter firing at a Russian helicopter, a serviceman with a German Shepard, the U.S.S. Iowa battleship, and Arlington Cemetery stones with Medal of Honor recipients from each major conflict.

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Military imagery features throughout the body work.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

The car was created as a full-time show car and is currently on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It will remain there through the end of 2021 before traveling throughout the country at a variety of car events throughout 2022.

The customized Corvette is also a contender for the 2021 International Show Car Association (ISCA) Car of the Year.

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Imagery is featured on the body and under the hood.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

"We did what we could to take this thing over the top," said Ed Birmingham, Karl Kustoms Painter. "I sat there for hours doing the detail work. I spent more time than I would normally spend on a hood, but it all paid off."

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Musical artist H.E.R. has worked with Honda designers to customize a Civic Type R.

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H.E.R. graced the stage at the 2021 Honda Civic Tour but before that happens, the R&B singer-songwriter has put her stamp on a custom-designed Honda Civic Type R. This one-off is part of a longstanding tradition of Civic Tour headliners designing a custom Civic.

The unique-looking model is a reflection of H.E.R.'s personal values. Nuance, subtlety, and "sharing your heart" are held high. This all starts with the car's exterior where a deep black matte finish washes over the model while chameleon-tinted headlamps and windows, purple brake calipers and nebula painted trim are presented as intriguing highlights.

Designers worked to customize the cabin as well, adding nebula painted accents and special LED interior lighting that changes colors based on music and sound inside the vehicle by featuring custom colors, moods, brightness levels and rotating color patterns, adjustable by a smartphone.

H.E.R. Unveils Custom ‘Honda Civic Type R’ Presented by the 2021 Honda Civic Tour www.youtube.com

"One of the things that drew me toward the Honda Civic Tour was knowing that I'd be able to design my own vehicle, and out of all Civics, I picked the pinnacle Civic Type R," said H.E.R. "Infusing my personality into all aspects of my performances, and also expressing it through my favorite products, is something that I am passionate about. So being able to create and share my custom Honda Civic Type R with my fans is just so special to me."

H.E.R.'s custom Civic Type R joins Honda vehicles designed by past Civic Tour headliners, including Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Demi Lovato, blink-182, Black Eyed Peas, One Direction, Charlie Puth and more.

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