After Rolls-Royce unveiled the Sweptail at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, X-Tomi Design now reimagines the most expensive car ever built as a convertible. Yes, it’s the same controversial Rolls-Royce with a price tag of $13 million commissioned by a special client!
Having been inspired by the yachts and swept tail models between the 1920s and 1930s, the client requested Rolls-Royce to make a car with surfaces similar to the hull of a yacht.
As for Xtomi’s latest interpretation, the Sweptail convertible nearly has all the footings of a Phantom Drophead Coupe. Albeit the fact that the coachbuilder has already rolled out its “Last of Last” edition in Saudi Arabia just the previous month. To best describe the Sweptail, the coupe’s massive bodywork with exceptionally designed boat tail comes with panoramic glass roof and extravagant interior that can only seat two people. Little did we expect that it can look just as nice as a cabriolet with rear seats.
This clever idea is a break from the original version’s plush storage shelves at the rear which were built from the finest wood and glass materials. As pictured here, Xtomi instead replaces the two-seater’s luxurious and spacious cabin with rear seats similar to a Phantom Drophead Coupe.
As standard, the Sweptail’s wood veneer on most part of the cabin including the cargo area comes in shades of ebony or oakwood. The dark wood finish is then complemented with leather trims in lighter shade. In addition, each side of the doors open up to a travel case for carrying laptops and other important belongings.
No details have so far emerged about the Sweptail’s technical specs. Had Rolls-Royce actually based its platform on the current generation Phantom, it is likely to come with 6.75-liter V12 engine.
Meanwhile, the built- in storage suites are made with leather, titanium and carbon fiber while the center section houses a chiller decked with flutes and a bottle of champagne. By adding extra seats and taking off the roof, Xtomi’s latest digital rendition only shows us the minor details so there is no way to tell if those too have been altered digitally.
At any rate, Xtomi did a great job with its very own Sweptail Drophead Coupe. With only one example built for one special customer, it is unlikely we will be seeing a real life convertible version of the Sweptail anyway.