Rolls Royce recently unveiled its most expensive and exclusive car ever made, the Boat Tail, for the first time at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 2nd-3rd October 2021. The new Rolls Royce Boat Tail is the latest inclusion in the coachbuilding series of super exclusive cars from the British car marque. Only three units of the car were destined to be sold, and with the renowned pop-star couple Jay-Z and Beyonce have already ordered one, there are only two units up for sale now.
And that’s not all – there are few more interesting details which set it apart from other luxury cars. Following are some of the major highlights of the Rolls Royce Boat Tail:
It is the most expensive new car in the world
Given the fact that it is a Rolls Royce and only three units of it will be made, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail has been priced at $28 million (around Rs 208.7 crore). With this price point, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail has surpassed the previous most expensive car, Bugatti La Voiture Noire, by a whopping margin. For the unversed, the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire was priced at $19 million (around Rs 133 crore), which was eventually bought by soccer maestro Cristiano Ronaldo.
Showcases supreme levels of craftsmanship
The Rolls Royce Boat Tail is the latest instalment of the coachbuilding series of luxury cars of the highest order of exclusivity, the legacy of which was started in 1904. The entire car has been meticulously hand-made and seeks inspiration from the original model of the Boat Tail which broke the covers back in 1932. One such exclusive detail of the Rolls Royce Boat Tail include two unique ‘his and hers’ handcrafted Bovet Swiss clocks in the car, which can be removed and worn as a wristwatch.
Other noteworthy design details in and out
Anybody can identify the Boat Tail as a quintessential Rolls Royce car, for there are several design elements that have been shared or inspired with other Rolls Royce cars. At the front, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail gets the very famous ‘spirit of ecstasy’ emblem sitting proudly on the bonnet. The Boat Tail looks massive with its 5.9 metres of length and is graced by a pantheon grille with vertical slats, deep-set daytime running LEDs and classic looking rounded LED headlamps. The car also gets a wraparound windscreen, a unique fixed canopy roof, horizontally laid LED tail lamps, white-wall tyres and carbon fibre touches on side sills and front and rear bumpers.
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The unique tailgate is the talking point here
There is a good reason why this car is named Boat Tail – the tailgate of this car has been inspired by the design of a J-class yacht. The entire tailgate has a split pattern for opening up just like a yacht, which can be done at the touch of a button. The entire deck setup below it pops up once the tailgate opens, which is fully equipped with a kit like a cooled champagne holder, pair of stools to sit, two fridges, cutlery, plates and a parasol. All these bits do make the Rolls Royce Boat Tail a perfect and expensive picnic car for a dreamy weekend getaway.
A perennial example of bespoke detailing
As said above, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail is one exclusive car that is entirely hand-built to offer bespoke detailing levels to the customer. Each and everything in this car screams fine attention-to-detailing, ranging from the exterior paint scheme to the colour of the interior trim and embroidery of the seats. Some of the fine details of this super-luxury car include a custom aluminium Mont Blanc pen with a leather case in the glovebox, a 15-speaker bespoke Rolls Royce audio system, the entire body of the car hammered from a single sheet of metal and signature Rolls Royce umbrella.
A powertrain that is not too exclusive or all-new
While the Rolls Royce Boat Tail might be a completely new and exclusive car in and out, the story under the bonnet is something you must be already aware of. Powering the Boat Tail is the same 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, which is the heart of other Rolls Royce offerings like Cullinan, Phantom, Ghost and Wraith. Here in the Boat Tail too, the engine is expected to produce the same maximum power and torque outputs as in other cars – 570 PS and 900 Nm respectively.