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10 Things about “Sweptail”: World’s most expensive car by Rolls-Royce

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Rolls-Royce, which is known for it bespoke cars failed to impress one of it’s client. This individual approached Rolls-Royce with his own idea of two seater car. The result of the ‘royal’ deal was put on display on May 27 at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este called the Rolls-Royce Sweptail. 

This one-off car which carried the price tag of Rs. 84 Crores ($12.8 million) is the world’s most expensive car made till date. While it may not be quite as pricey as the most expensive car of all-time – a $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO – the Rolls is still the price of four brand new Bugatti Chirons.

Here are few facts that you might want to dig into:

1. Rolls-Royce failed to impress one of it’s client. This individual approached Rolls-Royce with his own idea of two seater car, and result is in front of us! 

2. It took 4 years to be made. It was been developed since 2013.


3. The two-seater coupé design is yatch inspired and has a full-length panoramic glass roof, offering expansive views of the surrounding landscape.

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4. Name “Sweptail” comes from a Racing Yatch, whose design inspired the client.

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5. Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of haute couture. This Rolls-Royce master piece is designed and hand-tailored to fit a specific customer. Connoisseur came to the House of Rolls-Royce with an idea, shared in the creative process where we advised him on his cloth, and then we tailored that cloth to him. You might say we cut the cloth for the suit of clothes that he will be judged by.

6. Its bodywork is designed to look seamless, with the underside of the car sweeping upwards at its rear – creating a rounded “tail” that gives the Sweptail its name.


7. Polished Macassar Ebony and Paldao woods are combined with light and dark leathers, and secret compartments are used to disguise the client’s favourite items.


8. At the touch of a button, his personalised briefcase is deployed from the side panel of the car, while a second button on the centre console reveals a bottle of the his favourite vintage champagne and two crystal champagne flutes.


9. The coupé also sports a unique registration number “08” milled and polished from ingots of aluminium.


10. After taxes, an Indian Buyer might have to shed of around Rs. 200 Crores to own this beauty.

The Rolls-Royce brand was founded in the UK in 1906, and was known for its hand-built bespoke and luxury car designs, often used for driving dignitaries and royals.



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