Rolls Royce Sweptail Is The Costliest Car In The World, Could Rake In Over Rs 200 Crore in India If Offered
Rolls Royce Sweptail is the most dramatic, costliest and one of a kind Rolls Royce ever built to reach the market
The Rolls Royce Sweptail ,rumoured to be the most expensive private car ever built at around 10 million pounds or around 85 crore, was unveiled by its owner at a party on the shores of Lake Como. To put that into perspective, the costliest brand new car yet, the Bugatti Chiron, costs approximately $2.9 million or around Rs 19.5 crore.
The one-off car, designed especially for an unknown man at Rolls Royce’s Goodwood HQ took 2 years to reach its current marvelous self. Although there have been limited edition cars in the past, Ferrari’s 250 GTO for example, the Rolls Royce Sweptail will be the only one that will ever be commissioned, unlike 38 cars that were sold in the previous case.
The car made its debut on the lawns of Como’s Villa d’Este, where it was the cynosure of all eyes, at the hotel’s annual Concorso d’Eleganza, an elegant display of world’s most beautiful and perfect cars. The car is hand-built and draws heavy inspiration from Rolls Royce traditional coach-builds of 1920s and 1930’s.
Rolls-Royce remarked “Conception begins with a single line on paper,” about the eccentric beauty whose price, owner and specifications are all a mystery as of now. The British luxury-car and aero-engine manufacturing company claimed that the undisclosed client – a connoisseur of super-yachts and aircraft came to them 3 years ago to give shape to his idea of a distinctive luxury car, a two-seater coupé with a large panoramic glass roof.
The Sweptail has evolved from 103EX Concept, which Rolls Royce had showcased under its Vision Next 100, to make personalized specialized cars from wheels up for its customers. Their vision, in its purest form, is to create the automotive equivalent of haute couture which they feel is the future of luxury mobility.
The Sweptail boasts of a largest ever aluminium grille in a Rolls Royce, with a hand-polished mirror finish. The trademark ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ is the largest ever too. The Sweptail gets a huge 6.6-litre V12 engine and despite being a 2 seater, is 6 metres long.
The interiors are made of classy Macassar Ebony and Paldao veneers while the Moccasin and Dark Spice leathers of the seats and the hand-stitched steering of this car leave the viewer awestruck and open-mouthed.