The car was in the works since 2013 and according to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ director of design, Giles Taylor, “Sweptail is the automotive equivalent of Haute Couture”.
Back in 2013, an undisclosed client approached the luxury carmaker and asked them to build a car inspired by the luxury yachts of the 1920s and 30s. Rolls Royce reveal the car at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy last weekend.
Vehicle signature feature A piece of glass spreads panoramic to the car’s fastback rear, giving the classic ‘swept tail’ look.
“Sweptail is a truly magnificent car. It exudes the romance of travel for its own sake, and immediately places ‘Sweptail’ in the pantheon of the world’s great intercontinental tourers,” Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO, Tosten Muller-Otvos said in a press statement.
This is how Rolls-Royce officially describes the car:
The grandeur, scale, inflammatory and drama of the 1925 Phantom Eye Round Gate created by Jonkheere; Spectator tapering glass house, dramatic water dash in proportion to the axis and up-sweep of the rear display angle of the salon making Phantom II by Park Ward in 1934; Everything about Gurney Nating Phantom II two door light salon and flowing ceiling, rising angle of departure in 1934, and then about 1946’s Park Ward 20/25 limousine coupe flowing tail coach In today’s Rolls-Royce designers building this very typical motor car
Now, we do not know much about the technical aspects of the car. Although it is believed that the car has been powered by the latest generation phantom engine, which means that some version of the car manufacturer’s 6.75 liter V12 engine is under the hood.
The undisclosed buyer, as described by Rolls Royce, is a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft.”