PREPARE to be swept off your feet.
This is the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the ultimate Roller ever built.
It’s a unique Rolls built for just one of their most valued customers. Sweptail was born when an anonymous – but hugely wealthy – customer asked the firm to build him a “one-off luxury motor car like no other”.
This is the end result and it’s being shown this weekend at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.
The name is inspired by the Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 30s, the look has huge nods to yachts.
Let’s start at the front. The grille would have George Foreman salivating. It’s the biggest ever fitted to a Rolls.
The silhouette and profile has a very seafaring personality. Rolls say it has “no visible boundary to the surfaces” and is “akin to the hull of a yacht”.
Everything about it oozes money and James Bond. Well almost, not quite 007 but just 08 says the number plate.
Rolls are particularly proud of their panoramic glass roof, they added it’s “one of the most complex ever seen on a motor car”.
Inside it’s a cross between a stately home and the Starship Enterprise.
The centre console also houses a mechanism that serves up a bottle of the owner’s favourite champagne (and rotates it so it’s at the perfect angle to pick up) and two crystal champagnes flutes.
There are no technical details for what’s under the bonnet. But, quite frankly, who cares?
No price tag was revealed, and Rolls never reveal such detail. But expect this to be worth well into the multi millions – especially due its exclusivity.
Just don’t expect to see it on Ebay tonight.