The Rolls Royce Sweptail graces us with its presence

Rolls-Royce Torpedo Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.comRolls Royce unveiled a new one off car commissioned by one of their ‘special customers’. The Sweptail was unveiled at this years Concorso D’Eleganza Ville D’Este. The Sweptail was commissioned by an anonymous customer looking for a one off coach built car designed to look reminiscent of Rolls Royces from the 1920’s. The new cars main feature is the long stretching rear tail from which it gets its name. The two seater coupe uses a selection of materials to maintain its luxurious feel, the hat shelf in the back of the car is constructed of only the finest wood which is continued into the boot itself which holds a bespoke set of Rolls Royce designed luggage.

Rolls-Royce Torpedo Photo: James Lipman / jameslipman.comThe centre console has a special mechanism meaning that at the touch of a button the car will deploy a bottle of the clients favourite champagne from the year of his birth. “Generous quantities of polished Macassar Ebony and open-pore Paldao adorn the interior, creating visual and tactile contrasts for the owner, both classical and contemporary.” The classic front grill is the largest of any modern Rolls Royce and has been milled from solid aluminium and polished to a mirror finish. The grill is teamed with a pair of round headlights, which look rather similar to those on the Bentley Mulsanne, (But don’t tell Rolls that).

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The Sweptail is a one off car built for a one off client. Rolls have said they are willing to build more Coach built cars for their high profile ‘special customers’, but don’t expect the Sweptail to make full production. The Sweptail is a gorgeously exquisite piece of machinery, its sweeping lines are like nothing else being built today, and the response at the Concorse D’Elegance was fantastic, expect to see the waiting list for a new Rolls Royce double in size after the Sweptail. Rolls Royce have always been good at luxury but I think they just outdid themselves.

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The Rolls Royce Phantom just got a bit more special


Rolls Royce Phantom Zenith 2

So the Rolls Royce Phantom will finally cease production at the end of the year and will end the run of a car that has been going since 2004. The Phantom was one of the last truly luxurious cars, now a luxury car is just full of leather and technology. The Phantom was one of the old breed that was just simple wood and leather, built to an unbelievably high standard, the Phantom will remain an icon. To celebrate the end of production Rolls Royce have sold 50 special edition Phantoms, known as the Zeniths.

Rolls Royce Phantom Zenith 1

So how do you make an uber luxury car even more luxurious, well Rolls have added a larger fridge capable of taking two bottles of Champagne, a glass shelf for the rear tailgate, and to put a cherry on top a bespoke version of the Rolls Royce picnic hamper. Badges have also been added to signify each cars build number, and another set of badges giving the exact location it was built in the Goodwood Factory. Each Zenith is available in either coupe of drophead form and whilst prices haven’t been revealed it will be more than the £338,616 of a standard Phantom coupe. Sadly all 50 of the Zeniths have been sold thus signifying the end of the Phantom, but it is certainly a special send off for a very special car.

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