Rolls-Royce has revealed a bespoke vehicle called the Rolls-Royce Sweptail at the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este.
“This Rolls-Royce isn’t exclusive or expensive enough, and it needs to look more like a yacht” are words that no one was saying, until one customer asked Rolls Royce to design a bespoke vehicle just for him at an audacious $12.8 million (~Rs. 84 crore) price tag.
When Rolls-Royce showcased the 103EX concept, they said it was to “invoke its coachbuilding heritage to inspire its future clientele.” Basically an idea to allow any customer (who could afford it) to design a bespoke luxury car which would represent the individual’s personality, and Rolls-Royce would build one for them. This is made possible with the aid of modern technology.
Now, at the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este in Italy, Roll-Royce decided to showcase their first customer’s creation which is a highly luxurious, expensive yacht for the road. They call it the Rolls-Royce Sweptail.
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail has been designed for an average "connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft". The brief was to build a car influenced by coach-built two-seat Rollers from the 1920s and 1930s, while keeping the individuality of commissioner of the project in mind as well. So Rolls-Royce spent almost four years designing and developing this one off vehicle and it has finally been revealed.
At the front of the Sweptail is the iconic Rolls-Royce front grille with the Spirit of Ecstasy on top, which is inspired from the Phantom and is milled form a solid block of aluminium. The car features suicide doors as it is with coupes from Rolls-Royce which open up to probably the plushest interior of a car as possible. The wooden trims are Macassar Ebony and open-pore Paldao, the upholstery is finished in light Moccasin and Dark Spice leathers on the seats, armrests and dashboard. The roof is nearly all glass all the way from the top of the dashboard to the back of the pinched tail end of the coupe roof. Behind the two seats, is a shelf with an illuminated glass lip. The analogue clock is made by hand and features titanium hands. Also included in that audacious price tag is a full set of bespoke luggage to match the car.
So if you have just sold your average water front three-bedroom apartment in Monaco and have no idea what to do with the money, why not give a call to your local Rolls-Royce dealership?