The new Rolls Royce Sweptail inspires its future clientele through invoking its coachbuilding heritage. When it was introduced to the world as then 103EX model, it came out as a completely personalized vehicle that was meant to cater for a select sect of people who adore and cherish individualized luxury, style, and comfort.
This idea didn’t however sit pretty well for one Rolls-Royce connoisseur, who wanted an even more individualized vehicle. For a period of about four years, the owner of Sweptail worked hand in hand with Rolls-Royce department of design during every step of its creation. According to the marque, the Rolls Royce Sweptail marks the start of similar coach-built masterpieces. But until more are produced in the future, the 2018 Rolls Royce Sweptail remains a magnificent car that has been created to sit in the pantheon of the world’s greatest masterpieces ever created in our time.
The Rolls Royce Sweptail was hand-tailored and designed for one particular customer, who shared about his rare idea with the brand on whether or not it was feasible to make a car that personalized for an individual clientele. After several discussions, the connoisseur established a close rapport with the creative department and soon his idea started showing signs of conceptualization. And four years down the line, this collector of unique, one-off items like aircraft and yachts realized his vision.
2018 Rolls Royce Sweptail Design
The Rolls Royce Sweptail is without a doubt a Rolls Royce in its core. It perfectly fits into the brand’s DNA thanks to both its exterior and interior designs. What however differentiates this model from the rest of the Rolls Royce models out there is its solid character that invokes a sense of confidence, distinction and leadership. Every inch of this hand-made vehicle leads the rest in every thoughtful way from the materials used for its construction to those used for its interior and even the tiny nitty-gritty features such as the carefully crafted exterior sculptures.
Upfront, the Sweptail evokes a sense of confidence and solid silhouette thanks to the legendary Rolls Royce Pantheon grille. This grille, according to Rolls Royce, is the largest ever made and has been meticulously polished by hand to a mirror finish after being milled from solid aluminum.
The exterior is defined by the grandeur silhouette that is so distinctive to the Sweptail model only. Every tiny bit of the surface, from the windscreen edges, the sveltely elegant form of the roofline to the boot lid edge all play manifest to the uniqueness of this impressive creation. This more wondrous conveyances are further underscored by the wider C-pillar and longer side window graphic.
The grandeur and cleanliness of the body work from the panoramic glass, lengthened side windows and side view combine to illuminate the two passengers of this minimalistic, modern and handcrafted Rolls Royce Sweptail interior. The provision of only two seats goes a long way to exude just how romance of a travel would be in this juggernaut of a car.
Every design element inside is ruled by a philosophy of minimalism and simplicity leading to a distillation of purification and componentry of clutter. The interior is created with the richest of materials. It is only in this vehicle that one quickly understands the value of integrating beautiful materials with honest of fashions for the purposes of achieving a harmonious and uninterrupted visual experience.
Both classical and contemporary visual elements adorn the interior. Two tactile and visual contrasts that quickly catch the eye are the generous quantities of polished open-pore Paldao and Macassar Ebony finishes that echo the exterior sculptures of the Sweptail.
The cabin takes on a very minimalistic approach to controls. The dashboard is the only place with controls – and are very minimum to say the least. Aside from that, the armrests, seats, and the dashboard top are all trimmed with Dark Spice and Mocassin leather and crafted from Paldao wood and Macassar Ebony.
Other features that are sure to get your attention include a vast expanse of wood that replace the rear seats, a mechanism that reveals a bottle of champagne, leather-wrapped carbon fiber cases, Passarelle feature that tapers into a teardrop shape at the rear from the windscreen rear edge, and a clock.
The 2018 Rolls Royce Sweptail still features a 6.75L twin-turbo W-12 engine capable of generating a whopping 453 hp and 531 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Rolls Royce, this power should be able to make the Sweptail accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds and go on to achieve a top speed of 150 mph.
Cost of Owning The 2018 Rolls Royce Sweptail
Assuming the Sweptail is expensive would be an understatement as this grandeur of a vehicle comes with an asking price of $13 million thus making it the world’s most expensive vehicle ever created.