Rolls-Royce unveiled the Wraith Kryptos back in July as a limited edition that incorporates a series of encrypted messages meant to take customers “on a journey of discovery and intrigue”.
With Rolls-Royce starting deliveries of the cars to their owners, it has teased the first clues that should help customers crack the code, as no one has yet succeeded in doing so.
“Wraith Kryptos is a Rolls-Royce Collection like no other. It is embedded with a cryptographic cipher and filled with mystery and intrigue. Today, we reveal the first clue for clients as they begin to receive their cars around the world,” said Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Muller-Otvos.
“The Spirit of Ecstasy, the figurine that graces the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car, holds the key to uncovering this code. The word KRYPTOS is engraved in Rolls-Royce cipher around the base of the figurine, and with this information, clients will be able to embark on their cryptographic journey. The first client to decrypt this code will receive a unique gift from Rolls-Royce in recognition of their extraordinary talent!”
The second clue is that the embroidery on the headrests translates as the double-R monogram rendered in the cipher. The British luxury automaker hopes that these two clues together will get the ball rolling as far as people figuring out the next steps.
As of right now, only two people at Rolls-Royce know the entire sequence – the designer and Muller-Otvos himself. The answer is being held in a sealed envelope in the CEO’s safe.