After announcing a new separate Coachbuilding division, Rolls-Royce has revealed their very first bespoke, ultra-luxurious cabriolet. Under the name ‘Boat Tail’ taken from the models of the 1920s, this one-off RR resembles the J-Class racing yacht’s hull and is said to be priced at approximately £28 Million (around INR 205 crore) making it the world's most expensive car. Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is a return to the very roots of the brand. It represents an opportunity for the select few to participate in every detail of its creation for a truly personal commission of the future automobile.
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a four-seater luxury cabriolet that stands 19-feet long, representing its essence of grandeur. It is the first Rolls-Royce to have been commissioned under the British luxury carmaker's new Coachbuild program. The Boat Tail is inspired from the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a one-off model which was sold in 2017. It took more than four years for Roll-Royce employees to hand-build the bespoke and only three models of the Boat Tail are said to see the daylight. According to Rolls-Royce, the three patrons who coordinated with the brand's designers to build this super-luxury vehicle, shared a single demand: "Show me something that I have never seen before."
The sheer elegance in the car's design is at the rear, which resembles the back of a luxury speedboat. Under the two Caleidolegno wooden lids are housed two exquisite compartments. The lids open like butterfly wings to reveal the boot space which open up like the most refined outdoor set-up. Inside, one would find a dual champagne cooler which was customised by the owner along with Rolls-Royce designers, to fit bottles of the patron’s favourite Armand de Brignac vintage. On the other side is a set of crockery by Christofle of Paris. Even the smallest items here are engraved with the car's name to give them an exclusivity. The on-board fridge also keeps the Caviar cool besides other food compartments.
The car has an exclusive sun visor, more expensive than many modern cars. It protects the occupants from the sun, for whom picnic chairs with a carbon fibre frame have been designed. Removable trays keep snacks at a comfortable height. As if this were not enough, the Swiss watchmaker Bovey 1822 has created an exclusive watch for this Boat Tail. There is also a 15-speaker sound system that has been modified to use the car's platform as a sound box.
The RR Boat Tail is powered by a V12 6.75 biturbo engine is capable of generating 563 hp of power. An eloquent mix of luxury and muscle. It is unlike any other Rolls-Royce ever sold. Its shade of blue also reminds one of the blue colours of the sea. Reportedly, it is said to be owned by the celebrity couple- Beyonce and Jay-Z.