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Bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail revealed

Tuesday 30 May 2017, By Autovolo

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail revealed

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail revealed

Rolls-Royce has revealed the ‘Sweptail’, a specially commissioned version of its Phantom luxury car.

It was revealed to the public at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Italy – the classic and luxury car show near Lake Como was a beautiful setting for the coachbuilt car’s reveal.

The most prominent design feature is the tail end, with the glass roof protruding backwards down to a narrow point. The man who commissioned it tasked Rolls-Royce’s designers to reimagine this feature, which was often seen on the marque’s cars in the 1920s and 1930s.

It was first commissioned in 2013, but has taken nearly four years of meetings between the client and Rolls-Royce to get to the final product.

The front end has also received a thorough going over. There are now circular headlights in place of the standard rectangular ones, and the large grille remains. The front end is framed in silver, with the curvy design replaced with a flatter look.

The dashboard inside has been decluttered with a focus placed on high-quality materials, such as Macassar Ebony and Paldao wood.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “Rolls-Royce’s history as the world’s leading coachbuilder is at the very core of its identity as the world’s leading luxury brand.

“We are listening carefully to our most special customers and assessing their interest in investing in similar, completely exclusive coachbuilt masterpieces. At the same time, we are looking into the resources which will allow us to offer this unique service to these discerning patrons of luxury.”