In the framework of this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail celebrates a world-premiere in the gardens of Villa d’Este.
For four years, the British have put in the production of the unique. The most expensive new car ever
The Concorso d’Eleganza on the grounds of the Villa d’Este in Italy is the Mecca of rich car lovers from all over the world every year.
In addition to sinfully expensive and extremely rare oldtimers, some luxury car manufacturers also present exclusive custom-made
products within this framework. This year, however, an exhibit steals the show for everyone else.
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail continues the long-standing tradition of 1940’s coachbuilding traditions for which
the British were once celebrated.Britical automotive art
The coachbuilding program stands for a completely individual bodywork, in which a model from the bar almost to the unrecognizable is changed and
revaluated. And that’s exactly what
the Rolls-Royce sweptail now presented, like no other automobile of the modern era.
The noble Brit has the appearance of a luxury yacht on four wheels. The legendary torpedo tail with its sweeping mudguards, the tapered bodywork and the
lavish use of huge glass elements transfer the characteristic design features of the 1920s into the here and now.
The Bepoke division of Rolls Royce, headed by Alex Innes, has been working on this noble luxury vehicle since 2013 – that is,
the four-year success story. The basis was a already powerful Rolls-Royce Phantom used. In the end, however,
the result shines everything that has been put on the wheels in recent decades.
Only the 460 hp and 720 newton-meters of torque strong twelve-cylinder was taken unchanged from the phantom – the rest of the bodywork and the interior
were elaborately modified and adapted to individual customer requirements.
Expensive, more expensive, swept ail
Based on the sedan, the rear doors were removed at the Rolls-Royce Sweptail – instead, the original phantom mutates into the world’s largest luxury coupe.
From the front apron, over the bonnet to the roof section and the breathtaking rear,
all aluminum panels were hand-worked to match the ideas of the anonymous owner.
The interior features exclusive leather varieties, precious wood applications in piano lacquer optics, elaborate inlays and a champagne
cooler in the center console. Most of the buttons were banned. The buyer likes it tidy, according to Bespoke design manager Alex Innes.
What the monumental automobile piece has cost the happy car owner,
the British are officially silent. Only so much is betrayed: the price exceeds the cost for normal custom-made products many times.
The Automagazine Motorward wants to have learned that the sweptail has cost about 13 million US dollars.