The bespoke Rolls Royce Sweptail coupe was crowned in 2017 as the most expensive car in the world with an estimated price tag of $13 million, and was officially unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in Italy.
This vehicle is not for everyone, to own such a beauty you definitely have to be one of those wealthy people who own yatchs, islands and private jets.
The Sweptail is a combined effort between the anonymous owner and Rolls Royce, the owner is still unknown but it will be a matter of time before we know who the mysterious owner of this expensive bespoke vehicle.
Rolls Royce handcraft their vehicles in England and their assembly line looks more like a art gallery in motion, with each model getting human craftsmanship from the seats to the interior work.
The Sweptail was inspired by the classic 1920s car models and takes its inspiration from the silhouette of the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon, the round door look of the 1925 Phantom I and the rear from the 1934 Gurney Nutting Phantom II.
So far it is a one-off large luxury car made in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. From the front it looks like their ordinary Phantom Coupé but the only differentiation is the glass roof and tapered rear.
This piece of art took around 4 years to complete and its manufacture was done through their Bespoke personalization division program, and in 2017 it made its debut at Villa d’Este.
The Sweptail is beautiful in every sense and is based on their Phantom VII coupe chassis and has Rolls Royce’s artdeco design tied in with the vintage look.
Inside the Sweptail you find diamond encrusted displays, gold paint and accurate fiberoptic lighting constellation of stars on the roof.
Inside the Sweptail you will find polished metal surfaces, Macassar Ebony and open-pore Paldao wood, a full length glass panoramic roof, cosseting leather thrones and a hand built mechanism that brings out a champagne bottle and two crystal flutes.
Under the hood it is equiped with a 6.75 litre V12 engine that pumps out 453hp which matches the esteem of the bespoke Sweptail.
The two-seater model has retro-body lines and has ultra-modern interiors that are enhanced by the ebony Macassar and Paldao, with a mixture of Dark Spice and Moccasin leather or the seats, elbow pads and the dashboard tops.