$28M Rolls Royce Boat Tail: Pinnacle of Luxury
Introducing the $28 Million Rolls Royce Boat Tail, a one-of-a-kind automobile that sets a new standard for luxury and exclusivity. This custom-made vehicle boasts unique features and customizations that make it the most expensive car in the world. From its hand-built body to its bespoke interior, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail is a true masterpiece of engineering and design. Learn more about this incredible automobile and the features that make it so special.
Rolls-Royce's latest project, the Boat Tail, is one of only three commissioned nautical-inspired custom-built motor cars. This luxury vehicle features a clear and elongated silhouette that is uninterrupted by panel breaks. The sailing boat theme becomes apparent at the rear, where the deck opens in a butterfly form to reveal a hosting suite complete with a bespoke champagne chest, caviar, and blinis. The Boat Tail is not just about transportation; it is an experience that exists beyond mere transport.
The idea of reviving Rolls-Royce's coachbuilding heritage began four years ago with the hand-built Sweptail. Customers began enquiring about similar one-off commissions, so the marque decided to set up a specialist Rolls-Royce Coachbuild division. The Boat Tail is the first to be born out of this new venture, with an estimated price of around £20m ($28m). The nautical design theme was client-driven, as three customers who had approached Rolls-Royce following the Sweptail reveal shared a love for contemporary boat design.
Coachbuilding is an intimate process as the design team sets out to understand the client's world, what they like and dislike, and how they celebrate. The Boat Tail's rear hosting area, inspired by architect Santiago Calatrava's cantilever concepts, is a contemporary take on the classic. This area is designed to host the car's occupants, with cocktail tables on either side of the deck providing access to picnic stools. The aft deck is a modern interpretation of the wooden rear decks of the 1932 car, featuring large swathes of wood, and the caleidolegno veneer has been adapted for use on the exterior.
The Boat Tail's pantheon grille has been deconstructed into the car, giving it a softer appearance, and the headlights have a strong horizontal graphic with deep-set daytime running lights. The Boat Tail is 5.8 meters long, highlighting the unusual boat tail design. The calm simplicity of the surfaces was purposeful, with nautical references being more suggestive in profile.
Rolls-Royce's Coachbuild division is all about the product and the process, as the team sets out to understand the client's world, culture, and preferences. The Boat Tail is not just a car; it is an experience that exceeds mere transport.
Article Source: "Rolls-Royce CEO On How To Order The Ultra-Rare $30 Million Boat Tail"
by Alistair Charlton, originally published on Wired.com on May 26, 2022,07:01am EDT.
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