Rolls Royce, the British automotive and aero engine manufacturer, recently debuted the most expensive car in the world at the Villa d’ Este concours event – the Sweptail. Rolls Royce was approached by one of his regular customers, described as a” connoisseur and collector of unique objects, including super yachts and private aircraft “, in 2013, about building a one-off luxury car.
While Sweptail is a one-off design, it is used to refer back of the car having a swept tail. Inspired by the 1920s Rolls Royce classics, its sweeping lines remind you of the luxury cars of the 1930s.
Rolls Royce designers decided to design it with classic cars from their own past and modern luxury yachts as inspiration. The finest materials were used including, macassar ebony and paldao wood, the leather was finished in moccasin and dark spice, all set in a rich and elegant layout.
Rolls Royce, with its one-off coupé, pushed the boundaries of the high end cars with this one-off coupe, which cost its owner 13 million dollars.
Rolls Royce did not release any technical specifications of the car, but it is believed that it was based on the current generation of the Phantom platform, which means that some versions of the company’s 6. 75-litre v-12 are probably hidden under its long hood.
Custom coach-built bodies have fallen out of fashion since the advent of monocoque construction in the 1950s, so Rolls Royce has seen a unique opportunity to push the brand into a higher echelon.
According to Rolls Royce, the re-certification of the safety rating was not required because key points such as wheels and headlights kept their original positions.