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World’s most Expensive New car: Rolls-Royce’s £20m Boat Tail Revealed

This is one of three bespoke Rolls Royce Boat Tails that have been commissioned by clients of the coachbuilding operations.

The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is an unconditionally bespoke and coach-built model, that has been commissioned by three of the luxury carmaker’s clients. The first of the three Boat Tail’s has been revealed today, showcasing the client’s special tastes as well as the extent to which the bodywork has been customized. All fashions will share the same body style, however will have unique appearances and features.

This is one of the three specially commissioned Rolls Royce Boat Tails
Its exterior aspects various nautical themed design elements
The powertrain important points have not yet been revealed

This new mannequin has been showcased shortly after Rolls Royce’s announcement, earlier this week, that it has revived its coachbuilding operations. This lets in potential purchasers the capability to commission new and bespoke body styles while maintaining inside the company’s design principles. This level of coachbuilding was also seen in the one-off Sweptail that used to be revealed back in 2017.

Rolls Royce Boat Tail: design
Inspiration for the new Rolls-Royce Boat Tail has been derived from J-Class yachts as well as the original 1932 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. The first of the new Boat Tails has been constructed for a couple that owns a restored authentic Boat Tail in their private collection. Their brief to Rolls on the onset of this project – three years ago – was to create a “joyful” and “celebratory” car, they may want to enjoy with their family.

Looking at the new Boat Tail, the first thing that stands out is its massive proportions, as the automobile measures nearly 5.9 meters in length. Upfront, there is Rolls-Royce’s pantheon grille that is flanked via wide and deep-set daytime running lights with classical spherical headlamps positioned below. All this is extraordinarily well integrated making the new front-end design appear almost seamless.

Viewed from the side, is when the nautical theme is the most apparent. The important talking points are the wraparound windscreen that is supposed to resemble the visor present on boats, the gently downward sloping waistline with the well-incorporated wood deck (reminiscent of the decks seen on yachts) at the rear, and the unconventional and unique fixed-canopy roof.

The rear of the Boat Tail features a set of bold horizontally mounted hind lights that have been positioned notably low, to evoke the look of a dipped stern of a boat. Additionally, Rolls Royce has used carbon fiber throughout the lower sections of the auto including the side sills and front and rear bumpers.

This particular Boat Tail has been finished in a two-tone shade combination comprising of a shiny blue and a deeper, dark blue paint shade that is embedded with both metal and crystal flakes. The dual-tone color scheme also consists of over to the wheels that are wrapped in white-wall tires.

Rolls Royce Boat Tail: bespoke elements
There are some bespoke design elements that Rolls Royce and the customers have worked on that should be highlighted. The first of which is the fixed-canopy roof that provides to the motors sculpted look, as the sweeping roofline ends with these special structural factors that extend out to the deck and resemble flying buttresses. Of course, in case the clients encounter terrible weather when the roof is off, Rolls Royce has supplied a temporary cover (tonneau) for the seats.

The subsequent major detail is the wood rear deck which is finished in a caleidolegno veneer – giving it the darkish color. The open-pore wooden deck also features brushed stainless metal pinstripe inlays that visually assist elongate its appearance. The deck’s butterfly-style doors are hinged towards the center line and it opens to a precise sixty-seven degree. Once opened, the content under the decklid which consists of fine cutlery, silverware, towels, and so on, is raised to a 15-degree angle to be introduced to the owners. This region additionally houses two picnic tables that fold out and two refrigerators. One of the fridges has been designed specially to accommodate the owner’s favorite bottles of champagne and can fast cool the stated bottle to 6 degrees Celsius – its ideal serving temperature. Rolls has also provided a special umbrella (parasol) housed under the centerline of the decklid, in addition to the umbrellas in the doors.

Rolls Royce Boat Tail: interiors
While the interior layout might not be very distinctive to that seen on other Rolls Royce models, there are plenty of special touches made to the Boat Tail. The most seen is the shade scheme, as the front seats adopt the darkish blue exterior color, whilst the rear seats sport the mild blue shade. This is accompanied by contrast piping on the seats and particular stitching all around the cabin. Another interesting element in the interior is that the instrument panel dials are adorned with a decorative technique named Guilloché (a technique greater commonly used by using jewelers and watchmakers).

As the clients are avid pen collectors, the glove box also homes a special Montblanc pen that is placed in a hand-crafted aluminum and leather-based case. Even the timepieces in the dashboard are custom made for this Boat Tail by using BOVET 1822, and they are designed to be removable – to wear them as wrist watches through the couple.

Rolls Royce Boat Tail: powertrain
Unfortunately, Rolls Royce has not yet printed any powertrain or technical details of the new Boat Tails. Under the hood, the Boattail presumably facets the equal 6.75-liter, twin-turbo V12 engine seen in the Phantom, Ghost, and Cullinan. The electricity outputs of this engine range from 555-571hp and 850-900Nm.
Rolls Royce in India
Coming to the activities of Rolls-Royce in India, it launched the new eighth-gen Phantom back in 2018, as well as its first-ever SUV, the Cullinan, later in the equal year. In 2020, the luxurious carmaker additionally launched the all-new Ghost sedan in our market. Besides this, Rolls Royce still offers the two-door Wraith coupe and Dawn convertibles, both of which are based on the previous-gen Ghost.

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