1st January 2019 | New Delhi
The owner of this beautiful one in the world coupé still remains a mystery but alas fortuitously the car isn’t. The car is christened “Swepatail” manufactured by none other than the “Rolls Royce Motor Cars” themselves.
The car was breath to life when aficionado and hobbyist of luxury cars, superyachts and aircraft, the unsigned cavalier got in touch with Rolls-Royce to realise his conception of a one of a kind luxury automobile that would conjure the allure of coachbuilt Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s. He demanded for a two-seat coupé featuring a large panoramic glass roof.
This car was n’t built over the course of six months or a year, “Our job was to guide, edit and finely hone the lines that would ultimately give our client this most perfect of Rolls-Royces,” says Taylor, Director of Design of Rolls Royce. It was a very gradual and clear-cut process which took the company about 4 years to carry out. Nothing was rushed as the makers were a firm believer of the fact that perfection shouldn’t be dashed.
This ultimate machine burned the hole of whooping $13 million to its owner and to top it all off when the mystery person who appealed the construction of the Sweptail got into negotiations with the automaker, the cost of the one-off ride was not a topic that was conferred. Talk about cash flow.
Design of Sweptail
At the front, the Sweptail's grille is enormous than any other motorcar of the contemporary stage, manufactured from solid aluminum previous to hand-polish to a reflective face. The crystal Spirit of Ecstasy hood bauble was abstracted straight off Rolls-Royce's 103EX future concept.
From the side, to keep the creases as graceful as a glistening yacht, Rolls-Royce handled to immerse the bodywork under the car with no evident horizon to the surfaces, equipping your eyes for the major appeal that is evidently the Coupé's swept-tail back.
The Sweptail's single-piece panoramic ceiling is one of the biggest and most convoluted pieces of glass ever fitted on a car.
Interior of the Enchantress
Rocking an ornate mid-shelf with an illuminated glass lip as well as a massive hat shelf inset with luggage rails portend no space for rear passengers, in order to make the Sweptail as businesslike as the world's most extravagant intercontinental tourer is supposed to be, Rolls-Royce unified a couple of carbon fiber panniers at the rear of the opening of the coach doors, component of cloaking a laptop on each side. Luggage space in the boot endures more than adequate.
Specs of the Two-seater
Every car enthusiast knows that what matters more, is what’s under its hood. Well, this beast was equipped with a V12 producing 531 torque and has 453 horsepower which goes from, nought to hundred in breathless 5.6 seconds.