Are you a fan of luxury cars? Well the Rolls Royce Sweptail will amaze you. Recently, at the Concorso d’Eleganza concours festival held at Villa d’Este, Italy, Rolls Royce unveiled what could be the most expensive car ever named the Sweptail.
The Sweptail’s production process was initiated in 2013 and its design is inspired by racing yachts. The beautiful but weird looking vehicle took two good years to complete and it’s totally handmade…sounds crazy but it’s true. The proud owner of the Sweptail, described by Rolls-Royce in a press release as a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft” went to the car manufacturing company and requested for a car inspired by the Rolls-Royces as far back as the 20s and 30s.
The vehicle, which is said to cost around £10 million (over $12.8 million), has some really cool specifications. From the front, it looks pretty much like every other Rolls Royce with its thin LED lights and massive chrome grille. You would also love to know that the “08” numbers engraved at the front and rear are milled from aluminium ingots, and represent the Sweptail’s identification and registration marks. Its pointed rear with the see-through glass cover on top is definitely something you could impossibly miss, giving it that yacht-ish look.
Beneath the hood, the Sweptail carries the Phantom’s 6.7-litre V12 engine, producing 453bhp. Amidst its massive size, the Sweptail comes with just two ‘Moccasin and Dark Spice’ leather covered car seats, a better percentage of its interior is covered with same leather, ebony and paldao wood veneers. Plus, Rolls-Royce claims the car’s interior is ‘the cleanest dashboard to date’.
The interior rear consists of a ‘Passarelle’ (‘bridge’ in French) which is finished in ‘Madagascar Ebony’ veneer, storage spaces and a luggage set.
The Sweptail definitely a sight for sour eyes. What are your thoughts?