Rolls-Royce built its most bespoke car ever made called "Sweptail" to prove that a car manufacturer will build whatever you want, as long as you’ve got the cash.
It is clear that the mere idea of a modern coach-built Rolls-Royce was not enough for one Rolls-Royce connoisseur. Therefore, the idea of a "one-off luxury motor car like no other” was created. The motor car is here, now and is christened “Sweptail”.
The Sweptail proves that a car manufacturer will build whatever you want, as long as you’ve got the cash. The inspiration behind the car comes from Rolls-Royce classics from 1920s and ‘30s. Presenting the Sweptail to the media at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza on Saturday 27th May 2017, Rolls-Royce brought a truly magnificent car to market.
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With the Sweptail, Rolls-Royce brought a truly magnificent car to market
Up front, the front grille is what Rolls-Royce calls the largest they’ve ever made. The grille is milled from a single piece of aluminum and hand polished to perfection. Moreover, seen directly from behind, the rear taper contrasts strongly with the front of the Sweptail, shaping a completely new perception of a dramatic Rolls-Royce Coupe.
Further back there is the "swept-tail" that grants the car its name. We can see that the cleanliness of the surface of “swep-tail” is maintained as the bodywork wraps under the car "with no visible boundary to the surfaces", a treatment that is akin to the hull of a yacht. Meanwhile, the "bullet-tip" that houses the center brake light, and the sweeping lower bumper area of the motor car creates a greater felling of elegance in motion.
The inspiration behind the car comes from Rolls-Royce classics from 1920s and ‘30s
And finishing off the uncluttered rear of the Sweptail is its identifier and registration number plate 08, which is done from aluminum ingots and again, polished to shimmering glory. The highlight feature of this motor car however is the panoramic glass roof. The company claims it is one of the largest and most complex ever seen on a motor car of any car brand. This grass roof is expected to allow the cabin to be flooded with natural light, animating a host of beautifully handcrafted materials and componentry.
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Stepping inside, the cabin is equally opulent. In fact, opulent might be an understatement, what with touches like dark ebony wood and dark spice leather. Rolls-Royce claims the dash is its cleanest to date, with a clock made from the thinnest Macassar veneer and machined titanium hands. And there is a center console that is large enough for a bottle of champagne and crystal flutes.
The front grille is what Rolls-Royce calls the largest they’ve ever made
There’s no word on what kind of Rolls-Royce has packed under the bonnet, but customers can only suspect the Sweptail will be one of their hand-built V12 engines.
Some rumors suggest that the guy who commissioned this unique Rolls spent a casual 10 million pounds ($12.8 million) on it. However, Roll-Royce Chief Executive denied the rumors. If the quoted price tag is indeed accurate, the Sweptail would likely be the highest sum ever paid for a brand-new vehicle.