The costliest car in the world – Rolls Royce Sweptail (INR 85 cr, excl taxes)
This Rolls-Royce Sweptail may be the most expensive car to date with a price tag of around $ 13 million, excluding taxes. This means, if someone from India wanted to buy and bring this here, it will cost over INR 200 crore.
Built to cater to the dreams of a single customer, the bespoke Rolls Royce Sweptail went on display at Villa d’Este for Concorso d’Eleganza on Saturday 27th May 2017. Priced at $13 million (INR 85 crore), this highly exclusive, one of a kind, ultra-rare Rolls-Royce Sweptail is designed on the lines of the Rolls Royce Sweptails of the 1920s.
Designed and produced at the House of Rolls Royce, Director of Design Giles Taylor has worked in close association with the client, creating this bespoke two seat coupe according to his tastes and design.
Seen in a distinctive blue exterior color, Sweptail can be noted for its scale and grandeur. This regal looking coupe receives a large panoramic glass roof (which is the largest seen in any car), an extensive front grille and spread out wind screen. Longer side window, wide C pillar and a tapering rear end draws resemblance to a racing yacht that has inspired the buyer.
The roof line tapers towards the center line of the car while at the rear, brake light, sweeping lower bumper area and an upward sweep at the rear departure angle is noted which gives the Rolls Royce its ‘Sweptail’ name. The coupe, being so exclusive in style and design also sports a unique registration number “08”. These two digits are made of ingots of aluminum and hand polished to perfection.
Interiors of Rolls Royce Sweptail are done up in the choicest of material. It gets dark ebony wood and dark spice lather seen throughout its makeup along with lighter paldao wood and Moccasin leather. A clock, distinctively displayed on its dashboard is also made out of the same ebony veneer allowing the clock to seamlessly blend into the dash. The two seats are large and comfortable and central arm rest is a chiller for a bottle of vintage champagne and also contains two crystal champagne flutes.
This one off Rolls Royce Sweptail has been under development for its exclusive buyer since 2013 and is now completed and on display and believed to cost $13 million, possibly making it the most expensive car ever built.