A lot of Rolls Royce owners also own private aircraft and yachts. One such owner went directly to Rolls Royce and wanted a car that looked like both like a yacht and vintage Rolls. The result is the Rolls Royce Sweptail, a bespoke car created specifically for this customer. And at 84 crore rupees or 12.8 million USD, it’s the most expensive car that the British marque has ever built.
It’s not just expensive, but truly exclusive as Rolls Royce built the Sweptail as a one-off car for the unnamed owner, who also has many more Rolls Royces in his garage.
The only thing we know about the owner is that he calls himself Testarossa Sam on his Instagram handle, where he regularly posts pictures of his various cars – all of them super high-end of course.
Coming to the actual details of the Sweptail, it’s a two-seater coupe that has a plunging roof line, with the design clearly inspired by that of a yacht.
The bespoke car has been built on the aluminum spaceframe of the Phantom VII coupe, which also means that it’s powered by a 6.75 liter V12 petrol engine that makes 453 Bhp-720 Nm. Torque is transmitted to the rear wheels of the car by means of an 8 speed automatic gearbox.
Now, for the insanely cool stuff on this bespoke car,
- For starters, you have the center console designed to deploy a bottle of champagne from the owner’s year of birth, and two crystal champagne flutes.
- The panoramic glass roof at the rear, which gives this car its yacht-y looks, is said to be the largest and most complex ever produced for a car, according to Rolls Royce.
- Then you have the handmade clock face made of a piece of veneer so thin that the rear illumination passes through to display the hour markers.
- A wood-trimmed luggage space sits in place of the rear passenger compartment. The owner’s laptop goes into one of the two carbon-fiber panniers in the boot, which also houses a full luggage set.
- The rear brake light is housed in a ‘bullet-tip’.