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Image gallery: Rolls-Royce Sweptail

05 Jun 2017 / 0

Rolls-Royce recently shocked the world when it revealed a one-off car, created for an ultra-wealthy client. The Sweptail was unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza car show in Italy, and the design is inspired by Rolls-Royce cars from the ’30s. While the front end of the car may seem familiar, except for the large grille, the portion that defines the Sweptail is the rear, which is styled to resemble a luxury yacht. This bespoke masterpiece is the result of the painstaking efforts of the people that craft a Rolls-Royce and that is one of the reasons why this one of a kind Rolls-Royce costs a whopping $13 million or Rs 83.66 crore (before taxes). While you let that sink in, the image gallery below gives you a glimpse of the most expensive car in the world.

The Sweptail is based on Rolls-Royce's 103EX concept

The Sweptail is based on Rolls-Royce 103EX concept

 

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (1)

The Spirit of Ecstasy sits proud on the bonnet

The Spirit of Ecstasy sits proud on the bonnet

 

This probably one of the most distinctive rears of any automobile

This is probably one of the most distinctive rears of any automobile

 

 It gets a yacht-styled swept-tail with a special brake light

It gets a yacht-styled swept-tail with a special brake light

 

The Sweptail is poetry in motion

The Sweptail is poetry in motion. The car is powered by a 6.75-litre V12 engine

 

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (12)

There's immense detail in the design sketches too

There’s immense detail in the design sketches too

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (10)

The cabin has been kept clean and simple with the minimum use of buttons and controls. The bits that draw inspiration from vintage models are the clocks and dials mounted on the dash

The cabin has been kept clean and simple with the minimum use of buttons and controls. The bits that draw inspiration from vintage models are the clocks and dials mounted on the dash

Beautiful woodwork adds to the opulence of the Sweptail's interior

Beautiful woodwork adds to the opulence of the Sweptail’s interior

 

The entire centre console houses a mechanism that, at the touch of a button, deploys a bottle of the client’s favourite champagne and two crystal champagne flutes

The entire centre console houses a mechanism that, at the touch of a button, deploys a bottle of the client’s favourite champagne and two crystal champagne flutes

 

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (7)

In place of the rear seats is a vast expanse of wood creating a mid-shelf with an illuminated glass lip, and a hat shelf

In place of the rear seats is a vast expanse of wood creating a mid-shelf with an illuminated glass lip and a hat shelf

 

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (13)

Inspired by the beautiful coachbuilt Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s, the client wanted a two-seater coupe

Inspired by the beautiful coachbuilt Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s, the client wanted a two-seater coupe

 

Rolls-Royce Sweptail (17)

The Sweptail features the largest panoramic sunroof  seen in a production car

The Sweptail features the largest panoramic sunroof seen in a production car

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