The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a coupe designed for specific customers having unfathomable amounts of cash, could enjoy this most expensive new car ever sold at a reported $12.8 million. This car is in the works since 2013, and, is wildly expensive glory, is kind of a strange looking.
The Sweptail buyer, describes a Rolls-Royce press release as a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, that includes super-yachts and private aircraft. He asked for a coach-built coupe featuring a glass roof, and Rolls-Royce showed the car off at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy this weekend. This is the description of the influences on its design and that it is hard to translate into the common folk language:
The scale, grandeur, flamboyance and drama of the 1925 Phantom I Round Door built by Jonckheere; the svelte tapering glasshouse, dramatic dash to axle proportion and up-sweep of the rear departure angle of the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon by Park Ward; the elegantly falling waist-rail, swept tail coachwork of the 1934 Gurney Nutting Phantom II Two Door Light Saloon, and the flowing roofline, rising departure angle, and again the swept tail coachwork of the 1934 Park Ward 20/25 Limousine Coupé were all considered by today’s Rolls-Royce designers into the creation of this distinctive motor car.
This car would cost £10 million, The Telegraph reports, or just more than $12.8 million at current exchange rates. The outlet reports this is the most expensive new car regardless about auctions or privately sold cars that would sound right since the average Bugatti Chiron slots in at under $3 million.
Rolls-Royce did not mention if the client or designers remembered to include its popular umbrellas in the reported $12.8-million design, but surely he can a couple of them if not.