Rolls-Royce Sweptail uncovered; priced $12.8 million

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The one-off car took almost four years to be made
  • The car is a tribute to the swept-tail Rolls-Royces of the 1920s
  • The design is yatch inspired and has a full-length panoramic glass roof

A brand known for its extrvagant bespoke cars for a considerable length of time failed to impress one of its customers.

This individual approached the British carmaker with his own idea of a two-situate Rolls-Royce that he needed to be created. The result of the “imperial” deal was put on display on May 27 at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este called the Rolls-Royce Sweptail.

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The one-off car, which reportedly carries a sticker price of Rs 84 crore ($12.8 million), is a tribute to the swept-tail Rolls-Royces of the 1920s, which was admired by the specialist.

The Skeptic resembles the Phantom from the front. The coachbuilder vehicle takes inspiration from the 1925 Phantom I Round Door and embodies the svelte tapering glasshouse. The 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon, 1934 Gurney Nutting Phantom II Two Door Light Saloon were altogether considered by the designers in the creation of the Sweptail.The front grille is milled from solid aluminum and polished by hand to a mirror wrap up. The coupe has a gently sloping roofline. The cherry on top – or rather the front – is the 08 numberplate, milled and polished from ingots of aluminum.

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It took the designers almost four years to make the Swept

Inside this yacht-inspired motor car, all buttons and switches are protected behind Macassar Ebony wood. The passengers appreciate a full-length panoramic view through the glass roof.

Rolls-Royce has likewise developed full set of luggage for the Sweptail. It likewise has two hidden panniers in the boot to fit bespoke tablet cases, which slide forward when the passenger presses a button.

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The coupe likewise houses a mechanism that, at the touch of a button, will send a jug of the client’s most loved vintage champagne presented with two crystal glass.

 

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