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This car costs Rs 84 crore!

By   |   30 May,2017

You thought the Bugatti Chiron was expensive but that is peanuts compared to this which is called as the Rolls-Royce Sweptail which has been made exclusively for one customer and while Roll-Royce remains tight lipped, it has been reportedly priced at Rs 12.8 million pounds or near Rs 84 crore. Gulp. The owner who remains anonymous approached Rolls-Royce with his own idea of a two-seat car christened 'Sweptail'. In a nod to the swept-tail of certain Rolls-Royces from the 1920s, admired by the client so much, he asked Rolls-Royce to reimagine this feature on his one-off motor car. This was in 2013 and the client immediately established a close rapport with the design department led by Taylor, who set about bringing the idea to life.

As you can see inspired by the coachbuilt Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s, the clients desire was for a coachbuilt two seater coup—— featuring a large panoramic glass roof. As a connoisseur of Rolls-Royces, he was inspired by many of his favourite cars from the marques golden era of the early 20th Century, as well as many classic and modern yachts. Everything in this one-off motor car is built with un-real attention to detail and craftsmanship is beyond what you see in other cars Rolls makes.

Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of Haute Couture, comments Giles Taylor, Director of Design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is a Rolls-Royce designed and hand-tailored to fit a specific customer. This customer came to the House of Rolls-Royce with an idea, shared in the creative process where we advised him on his cloth, and then we tailored that cloth to him. You might say we cut the cloth for the suit of clothes that he will be judged by. Presented at the 2017 Concorso d Eleganza at Villa d Este, this is a truly special car and yes for the owner it is worth the price as nothing matches the exclusivity of this car!



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