Behold, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail! The Sweptail is probably the biggest two-seater car that has ever been built. It may look odd at first glance, and you may not be fond of its design, especially the front end of the car, but it’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This specific model was exclusively built for a “Rolls-Royce connoisseur” so it you aren’t one, then this car won’t probably be attractive to you.
We don’t know the identity of the person who made this car possible, but without a doubt he is powerful enough to have Rolls-Royce build him a single car with his own design in mind, and that he has at least nine zeros in his bank account. Though the company did not reveal who the individual was, we know that it is a guy because that’s what they said in the press release. He was described as a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft”.
The buyer went up to the company and asked them to build a car that was inspired by the 1920s and 1930s Rolls-Royce, which explains the extravagant shape reminding us of a vintage Rolls-Royce Boat Tail speedster. The individual had worked with the company for years on the design of the car, turning the ride into a two-seater with a wood mid-shelf replacing the back seats that feature an illuminated glass lip. There is also a polished wood hat shelf with luggage rails covered by a teardrop-shaped glass roof, giving a bright and airy cockpit. On the front and rear ends, are polished “08” badges. We don’t know yet for sure what they signify.
The Sweptail is perfect for those who enjoy long drives to the countryside or to their beach house, as it comes with a set of luggage and a pair of handmade attaché cases built into the walls on both sides of the car. The cases can easily be deployed with a push of a button. Another highlight it has is what’s probably the cleanest dashboard you’ll ever see, and that RR has ever designed, which however was not shown in the images provided. The center console features a built-in mechanism where a bottle of champagne and two crystal flutes can pop out.
As for the engine, we have no clue as to how powerful the Sweptail is because the company did not mention it.
Reports say that this car has been in the works since 2013. The project began without a fixed price but now that it has been finished, the one-off coupe Sweptail is said to cost $12.8 million.