Hot on the heels of a Rolls-Royce Sweptail premiering at Villa d’Este, and ...
Hot on the heels of a Rolls-Royce Sweptail premiering at Villa d’Este, and it has emerged that the one-off is possibly the most expensive new vehicle ever built.
Some rumors suggest that this owner who commissioned the unique Rolls spent the casual 10 million pounds ($12.8 million) on it. And while speaking to the press at the event, chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos denied the rumors and did say it was substantially expensive, substantially expensive, the Car Magazine reports.
If the quoted price tag is indeed accurate, well, it would likely be the highest sum ever paid for the new car, even after taking inflation into account.
And it would also make $3+ million hypercars like the Pagani Huayra BC, Bugatti Chiron and the custom Koenigseggs seem like bargains.
The Sweptail features the same underpinnings as the regular Phantom Coupe and has bespoke interior and exterior styling inspired by the Rolls-Royce models from the 1920s and luxury yachts.
When viewed from the front, the most obvious change is the addition of the huge grille said to be one of the largest ever fitted to the modern-day car to wear the Spirit of Ecstasy. And the front also includes new lights and the redesigned bumper.
Both the rear and the cabin are also dramatically different to the Wraith or any other Rolls. One interesting element of the interior is that at the press of a button, the bottle of champagne rises from the rear.
You can catch the look of the Rolls from the Villa d’Este in this video, courtesy of YouTuber Effspot.
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