Fasten your seatbelt and meet the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the most expensive car ever built.
The name is derived from the “swept tail” rear that defines the Rolls-Royce Phantoms from the early 1900s.
A melding of modern luxury with the 1920s and 30’s feel, many of its primary characteristics have been borrowed from the classic Rolls-Royce look. This two-seat coupe features a full-length panoramic roof that crowns at the end like a luxury yacht. This allows for the cabin to be flooded with natural light, enlivening a host of beautiful handcrafted materials and componentry.
The Sweptail was developed over the course of four years and is reportedly valued at $12.8 million. The request for this car, equipped with a V12, 6.75L engine producing 453 hp, 0 - 60 clocking in at 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 150 mph, was made by an anonymous owner.
The interior is lined with polished Macassar Ebony and deluxe open-pore Paldao wood. The analog clock in the dash uses machined titanium, the centre console features a champagne chiller with crystal flutes, and there are even shelves for the buyer’s laptop and hat. This revolutionary opportunity for the owner of the car to participate in the design and features of the car is a first for Rolls-Royce.
Due to the success of this one-of-a-kind automobile masterpiece, Rolls-Royce is considering doing more of these types of orders in the future based on a particular client’s specifications.
As Rolls-Royce CEO claims “We are listening carefully to our most special customers and assessing their interest in investing in similar, completely exclusive masterpieces.”
When it comes to luxury cars, dream big, then dream a little bigger. Because Rolls-Royce awaits your call.